Maximo Park with Disc Golf, Shaded Playground, Boat Ramps

Published on 07/31/23:

Anyone know the largest archaeological site here in the Sunshine City? Couple clues. It’s also a park offering frisbee golf, 1.2 miles of ADA accessible nature trails, shaded & fenced playground, observation deck, many picnic shelters, 7 boat ramps, fishing, restrooms, allows dogs on leash, and has a very cool “beach” area, PERFECT for marine biology class with the kids!

Answer: Maximo Park

The “Beach” at Maximo Park

I write “beach” because this is one of the few Pinellas beaches that won’t make Dr. Beach’s list. The thing is, Colt finds it more appealing than even beautiful SPB. There are hundreds of tiny crabs to chase, “pirate boats run aground”, huge feathers from birds, and all kinds of crooked sticks. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We’ve had a blast every time at this amazing spot…he never wants to leave the crabs.

Per St Pete Parks and Rec: “This beautiful park is the largest of the City’s four archaeological sites at 70 acres. […] The park contains educational signs throughout describing the tribes that once inhabited the area.”

Maximo Park History

“The land contained within Maximo Park was first occupied by Native Americans at least 4500 years ago during the Late Archaic period. Excavations by USF in 1973 recovered shell tools & food remains of these early inhabitants in the southern portion of the park[…] Maximo Park was part of a much larger village that extended east along Pinellas Point and included extensive shell middens, at least one burial mound, and a large platform mound. This was a major town site of the Tocobaga Indians, historic descendants of the Safety Harbor culture.”

Address: 34th St. S. & Pinellas Point Dr. S

Always Enjoy Exploring Our Tampa Bay Area

While we love St Pete, Colt and I also loved exploring Seminole and Largo these last few weeks. We hope you’ll visit the amazing parks their teams maintain so well! Simply check my recent posts. A nice bonus that St Pete is surrounded by equally great areas.

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