John Chesnut Senior Park

Place Category: Dog Parks

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    Located at 2200 East Lake Road, adjacent to Lake Tarpon. Opens at 9 a.m. This park offers 255 acres and is used by people from Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs (north Pinellas county) as well as residents of Pasco and Hillsborough counties.

    Pets must be on a 6-foot leash in all areas except for the Paw Playground which offers small and large dog areas, lots of shade, a cool off area with water and poop bags. The park offers nature trails, picnic shelters, boat ramp, fishing pier, grills, various sporting facilities, water fountains, and restrooms. Directions take US 19 to Tarpon Ave head east to East Lake Road, then left, heading south until you see the park on the right.

    Web Mistress Note: This park had its grand opening August 9, 2003. DO NOT allow dogs to swim in the lake as alligators have been reported. Thank you to another kind user for more information about the John Chesnut Sr. Park!

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    Web Mistress Note: A reader advised us about this pet-friendly area. From U.S. Highway 19 in Palm Harbor, drive east on Tampa Road to Florida Hwy. 584, to East Lake Rd. The entrance is 2 miles on the left. Note: DO NOT allow dogs to swim in Lake Tarpon or the surrounding ponds in the park as alligators have been reported.

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