We encourage everyone to get outside to play and run! This applies to adults too.
Here is a partial list of locations where you can run, bike or hike, or kick around a soccer ball with your family.
Bring your own water bottles and hand sanitizer or hand wash stations. Portable restrooms should be available at all locations.
Fletcher Park at Lake Bonny – 800 US-98, Lakeland, FL 33801
There a 1.3-mile paved path for running, walking or biking as well as a soccer field. Restrooms are available near the soccer field.
Se7en Wetlands offers up to 6 miles of open trails (be prepared for full sun!) for hiking and running/walking. Loyce Harper offers a small mountain bike pump track for little riders and 10 miles of mountain biking. Restrooms are available in the pavilion as you enter the park or near the entrance to the wetlands.
Lakeland Highlands Scrub – 6998 Lakeland Highlands Rd
Lakeland Highlands Scrub has one shaded half-mile trail and several multi-use trails that cross and loop around one another that are great for hiking. The terrain includes wooded areas, sandy soils, grassy trails and a boardwalk over the wetlands. There are portable restrooms available.
Circle B Bar Reserve – 4399 Winter Lake Rd
Nine hard-packed trails are great for hiking as well as gravel or mountain bikes. Trail maps and information are available from the knowledgeable volunteers that greet you at the front desk of the Discovery Center which is open 9:00 – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Circle B Bar Reserve is one of Central Florida’s best places to bird, hiking or search for alligators. Restrooms are available in the Discovery Center when it is open.
Marshall Hampton Reserve – 3115 Thornhill Rd.
Marshall Hampton Reserve provides more than seven miles of multiple-use trails for hikers and runners. The Acorn Hammock Loop Trail is a shaded trail, whereas the Osprey Overlook Loop Trail is a trail with no shade. There are usually portable restrooms available.
Colt Creek State Park – 16000 SR 471
More than 15 miles of multi-use trails for hikers, runners and cyclists. Canoes and kayaks are available to rent at the ranger station. $4 per vehicle entry fee.
Holloway Park – 2402 Holloway Park Dr
Holloway Park is open to lots of wide-open space as well as multiple cross country course style running paths or a nature hiking trail. It’s a great place to learn how to read course markings to not get lost! There are portable restrooms available.