Edward Medard Park

Edward Medard Park near sunset by DroneVU Studios

Edward Medard Park near sunset by DroneVU StudiosDroneVU Studios continues its popular “Picture of the Day” series with this picture of Edward Medard Park near sunset. DroneVU Studios is a professional drone videography and drone photography company based in Tampa Florida and we love filming nature, wildlife, and promoting the local parks in our spare time.

About Edward Medard Park

Originally called Pleasant Grove Park and Reservoir, Edward Medard Park underwent many transformations before it was donated to The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) in 1969 by a mining company. In 1972, Hillsborough County signed an agreement with the District to develop the site as one of the County’s largest regional parks.

Attractions

Among its main attractions is a 700-acre reservoir used for canoeing, boating, and catch and release fishing. Also included is a 3-mile trail that offers equestrians, hikers, and bird watchers a pleasant trip through pine flatwoods and hardwood hammocks.

The park also has a disc golf course for those Frisbee enthusiasts who want to enhance their disc-throwing skills, while the beach volleyball court provides the players a scenic view of the sunset. Edward Medard Park also offers picnic shelters, a boardwalk, a playground for the kids, and an observation platform overlooking the reservoir.

Camping

Campers can stay overnight at one of the 40 first-come, first-serve campsites that accommodate both RV and tent camping, including two youth group sites. All campsites have a picnic table, electricity, a fire ring, and water. Public restrooms with showers and an RV dump station are also available.

Amenities

  • Barbecue Grills
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boardwalk
  • Boat Ramp
  • Camping
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Disc Golf
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Fishing
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Hiking Trail
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Walking Trails

[source: Hillsborough County website]

Conclusion

Edward Medard Conservation Park is a great little known park that has something for the whole family. At DroneVU Studios we are more than just drone pilots, we are photographers who use drones to provide unique perspectives for their cameras.

But as always there’s more on the way. Stay tuned as DroneVU Studios brings you more amazing drone videography and drone aerial photography of real estate listings throughout the Tampa Bay area. We are also working on multiple videography projects that use both drones as well as traditional video and photography cameras.