PHOTO BY DONALD BLOCK
ANN & CHUCK DEVER MEMORIAL
6791 San Casa Drive
This park has over 420 acres of protected
and public land dotted with pine trees, scrubs
and mangroves. You’ll find a swimming
pool with a splish splash for kids, the J.M.
Berlin/Rotary Skate Park, basketball courts,
tennis courts, cricket courts, a newly added
18-hole Frisbee golf course is challenging,
and nature trails. The football fields are
home to the area’s Pop Warner teams. There
is a boardwalk, picnic shelter, a kayak/canoe
launch and a playground. A new 23,000
sq. ft. recreation center with multi-purpose
gymnasium, fitness center, multipurpose
rooms and a community garden will provide
fitness and recreation opportunities to West
County. It is scheduled to be completed in the
fall of 2019.
A new splash pad for kids has been added
and sports a wading pool with a small slide,
downspouts and bubblers, in a shallow water
play area. There is a $3 fee for adult and a $2
fee for children under 16.
Insider Tip: The dog park is a very popular
spot for pets and their owners.
TRINGALI RECREATION CENTER
3460 N. Access Road
Tringali Park is especially popular among
families with young children who take
advantage of the lighted outdoor hockey,
basketball and tennis courts, and indoor
skating. The gymnasium was recently
renovated and draws many for basketball.
There is also a popular pickleball league and
a busy playground. Adult classes include
yoga, Zumba and tennis clinics. Many area
civic groups call Tringali home, and people
flock to the community yard sales.
2300 Placida Road
At this 115-acre park sitting
on Lemon Bay, you’ll find pine
flatwoods, salt marshes and
mangroves. Bring your binoculars
as you follow the trails. You might
see gopher tortoises, shore birds
and the resident bald eagles.
Call for information about the
guided nature walks and seagrass
exploration trips. There’s also a
PHOTO BY TOM NEWTON