Saint Petersburg Park System is #1 in Florida

By Published On: May 12th, 2022

St Pete Park System is #1 in Florida and #14 in United States

Published on 05/12/22: Saint Petersburg has the #1 park system in Florida and 14th overall in the United States, per latest ParkScore® report! Here are pictures from a few of the ones I’ve covered so far.

Saint Petersburg Nature Parks are Incredible

You know I love visiting and sharing our favorite nature preserves and parks. We’re all fortunate to have many in the Tampa Bay Area! In fact, as I began summarizing our family’s visit to Clam Bayou (next post), I noted the recent ParkScore® ratings and realized it deserved its own post!

You may already know that St Pete has one of the five LARGEST waterfront park systems in North America. Well, ParkScore® recently released their ranking of the BEST park systems in the country. Saint Petersburg is #1 in FL and #14 in the country. As if everything else our area offers wasn’t enough! Thanks to the St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation for making this all possible!

What is the ParkScore Rating?

ParkScore® is created by the Trust For Public Land. With 184 parks, they noted that 77% of St Pete residents are within a 10 minute walk of a park. ParkScore® ratings are based on amenities, investment, acreage & access.

Glad Colt has an outdoor lifestyle similar to mine growing up

Having grown up on our family’s avocado farm in South Florida, I often received ‘the look’ from my dad if he walked by and I was watching TV. Needless to say, 99% of my childhood was spent outdoors. Picking avocados, finding critters, digging, climbing and everything else the farm offered. As luck would have it, post-farm, I settled in an area with even more to offer Colt outdoors! Plus, an incredible, nationally ranked city in the middle.
Shout out to my dad, a retired Delta Air Lines pilot and current full-time farmer, who’s still shipping 12 varieties of avocados to grocery chains around the country at the young age of 86.

If you or anyone you know has any local real estate questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. You’ll receive up to $10K at closing when you buy or sell a property with my LovingStPete Team! I started LovingStPete on Facebook and Instagram to help clients and others learn about the Tampa Bay area. It’s now followed by over 25K people! My past includes developing a vacation rental advertising company, which I ran for a decade, and then sold to HomeAway/VRBO.

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Written by : St Petersburg Realtor, Mike Braswell

Mike Braswell is a Tampa Bay Realtor, serving St Petersburg, Clearwater, all nearby beaches and more. Mike started LovingStPete in October of 2020 after a difficult year took its toll on local businesses. After being cooped up for portions of 2020 (lockdown) Mike and his son decided to get out and explore, helping spread the good word about the local area he loves so much. Often even doing gift card giveaways to support local. LovingStPete is now followed by over 48 thousand people on social media! The majority of posts are informative on fun parks, activities, day trips, great restaurants, and in general provide a comprehensive tour of the area!

Soon after receiving his bachelors in Management Information Systems, Mike developed and then operated a vacation rental advertising business for 10+ years as CEO/Owner. The business was eventually acquired by VRBO. Mike has earned the trust of many large clients over the years. Such as NFL, Wynn Resorts, Blue Cross Blue Shield, VISA, Genuine Parts Company (NAPA Auto Parts), AT&T, and other Fortune 500 companies.

When not spending time with his beautiful wife and energetic son, Mike enjoys boating and is also an avid tennis player. An interesting fact about Mike is that he grew up on an avocado farm with over 15 varieties, some of which you can find in our local Publix/Winn Dixie as his dad still farms the same farm at 87 years old!

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