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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.

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Aerial Drone Pictures of Lakeview Village Park

Aerial Drone Picture of Lakeview Village Park
Aerial Drone Picture of Lakeview Village Park

Located at 1530 Lakeview Village Dr. Brandon, FL 33510, Lakeview Village Park offers a walking track, playground, basketball court, paved parking, and covered outdoor seating.

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Aerial Drone Pictures of Gardenville Park

Aerial Drone Pictures of Gardenville Park
Aerial Drone Pictures of Gardenville Park

Located at 6219 Symmes Road Gibsonton, FL 33534 this nine-acre park is home to the Gardenville Recreation Center. It offers the Rec2Six after-school program, as well as summer and teen programs.

(Source: Hillsborough County)

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Aerial Drone Pictures of Flatwoods park

Aerial Drone Picture of Flatwoods Park
Aerial Drone Picture of Flatwoods Park

Located at 14302 Morris Bridge Rd. Thonotosassa, FL 33592, Flatwoods Park allows pets, offers restrooms, off road biking trails, hiking trails, and paved biking trails. It is best known for its 7 mile paved loop road which serves as a multi-use trail.

Current Status

Effective June 1, 2015 the bathrooms at Flatwoods Park (Morris Bridge side) will be closed due to renovations. These repairs could take several weeks for the project to be completed. Updates will be posted as they come in. Port-a-lets will be on site to accommodate the needs of the public.

About Flatwoods Park

Flatwoods has two access points, 14302 Morris Bridge Road and 18205 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Best known for its seven-mile paved loop road, which serves as a multiuse trail, Flatwoods Park provides a welcome getaway from Tampa’s developed landscape. The Morris Bridge well-field is located within the Park, and well-houses can be observed along the trail. A two-mile paved extension connects Bruce B. Downs Boulevard with the loop road. Park activities and features include a paved bicycle loop, off road bike trails, remote picnicking, and nature trails.

(Source: Hillsborough County)

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Aerial Drone Pictures of Branchton Park

Aerial Drone Picture of Branchton Park
Aerial Drone Picture of Branchton Park

Located at 15701 Morris Bridge Road Tampa, FL 33592 Branchton Park offers a Basketball court, fitness trail, playground, picnic tables, and an open field.

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Aerial Drone Pictures of Bell Creek Preserve

Aerial Drone Picture of Bell Creek Preserve
Aerial Drone Picture of Bell Creek Preserve

Located at 10940 McMullen Road Riverview, FL 33569 this preserve is home to a 500-acre sanctuary featuring pine flatwoods, freshwater marshes, sandhill, swamps, open grasslands, oak hammocks, ponds, sand pine scrub, and spring-fed creeks.

(Source: Hillsborough County)

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Aerial Drone Pictures of Lake Park

Aerial Drone Picture of Lake Park
Aerial Drone Picture of Lake Park

 

Located at 17302 N Dale Mabry Hwy. Lutz, FL 33549 Lake Park offers some unique attractions such as a BMX bike track, RC car course, and something for everyone including canoeing, hiking trails, and plenty of facilities.

Lake Park offers the perfect combination of fun activities, excitement and breathtaking beauty. This 589-acre Park is a sanctuary for birds and wildlife, and features five lakes, cypress swamps, pine flatwoods, and hardwood hammocks.

Lake Park is also home to an archery range, a BMX bicycle track, two equestrian arenas and a radio-controlled car track, making it one of Hillsborough County’s most unique Regional Parks. These facilities are open to the public except during races, events, and tournaments.

Cooperative partnerships with local organizations, such as the Gasparilla Bowmen Archery Club, Tampa BMX Raceway, Inc., and the Hurricane R/C Club, allow Hillsborough County to provide these high quality facilities at Lake Park.

Wildlife viewing can be enjoyed on the exercise trail or the two-mile scenic hiking trails. Lake Park also offers jogging paths, picnic pavilions with furnished grills, picnic tables, playgrounds, and primitive camping.

(Source: Hillsborough County)

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Aerial Drone Pictures of Lake Dan Preserve

Aerial Drone Picture of Lake Dan / Lake Frances Preserve
Aerial Drone Picture of Lake Dan / Lake Frances Preserve

Located at 11009 Tarpon Springs Road, Odessa, FL 33556 Lake Frances Preserve is home to more than 1600 acres of wet pine flatwoods, wet prairie, and cypress swamps. Brooker Creek and Lake Frances are the primary water features.

This 1100-acre preserve contains a 17-acre lake, dry pine and oak woods, freshwater marshes, seasonally wet pine flatwoods, and cypress swamps.

The Lake Dan and Lake Frances Nature Preserves, together, span nearly 3,000 acres, and contains natural habitats such as mesic flatwoods, wet prairie, hardwood hammock, basin swamps, freshwater marshes, and cypress domes.

The Lake Dan and Lake Frances Nature Preserves are owned and managed by the
Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department.

The Lake Dan Preserve purchased with funding from Hillsborough County’s Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program and joint funding from the Florida Communities Trust.

Access

Trailer parking for the equestrian trail is located at 11009 Tarpon Springs Road.     The lot is open from 8AM – 5PM Monday through Sunday; gates will be locked after that time.   The remainder of the Preserve is open to foot traffic during daylight hours.

(Source: Hillsborough County)

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