Boca Ciega Millennium ParkBoca Ciega Millennium Park 12410 74th Avenue North
Seminole, Florida 33772 United States
Boca Ciega Millennium Park is 186 acres in Seminole and is accessible to the Pinellas Trail. This park provides an observation tower to enjoy panoramic views of Boca Ciega Bay. The park is also recognized by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation as part of the “Great Florida Birding Trail.”
Other highlights of this park include pine flatwoods, coastal oaks, hammock, mangrove swamp, salt marsh, bay head and wetlands.
- Fishing Access to Bay
- Canoe Launch
- 1.5-Acre Dog Park
- 35-Foot Observation Tower
- 0.25-Mile Nature Trail
- Seven Picnic Shelters
- Bicycle/Pedestrian Paths
- Five ponds were added to treat stormwater water runoff and hydrate the wetland areas before the runoff reaches Boca Ciega Bay.
- Accessible to Pinellas Trail from 74th Avenue N. (old Oakhurst Road); Sidewalks Provided
Open 7 days a week, 7 a.m. to sunset
County Parks are closed two days throughout the year, the day after Thanksgiving and December 25.
Boca Ciega Millennium Park was dedicated April 7, 2001. The park has been recognized by the Florida Native Plant Society for its use of native plants in landscaping.
In 2007, a major discovery of Pleistocene age fossils offered a much older history of Boca Ciega Millennium Park. Fossil bones of Columbian mammoth, giant sloth, giant armadillo, saber-toothed cat, camel and many more amphibians, reptiles and fish are now at the Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. Thousands of fossils and fossil pieces are at the Museum for identification and storage; the final story of the park’s history from 12,000 – 32,000 years ago is yet to be told.
In recognition as “The Millennium” park, a time capsule with more than 100 items is near the entrance for future generations to discover.