John Chesnut Sr. Park

John Chesnut Sr. Park 2200 East Lake Road South
Palm Harbor, Florida 34685 United States
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Dog Park will be closed for maintenance on Sept. 20, 2023

John Chesnut Sr. Park is 255 acres of multiple nature trails that sits adjacent to Lake Tarpon in Palm Harbor.  Lake Tarpon can accommodate boats with combustion engines. This park is home to a variety of wildlife.

The canoe trail is a landlocked waterway connected to an interior lake, but can only accommodate non-combustion engines.

Swimming is prohibited inside the park.


John Chesnet park boardwalk along Lake Tarpon


  • 13 Picnic Shelters with Grills
  • Boat Ramp (Fee Charged)
  • Two Playgrounds
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Softball Field
  • Water Fountains
  • Restrooms
  • Dog Park
  • Lake Tarpon, Pinellas County: Open to Fishing.
    • Trotlines may be used from sunset until 9 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.
    • No Bag Limit for Channel Catfish


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.

park visitors enjoy the shade of a picnic shelter at John Chesnut park