701 E Bird St., Tampa, FL 33604
Admission: $4, $2 for children and seniors, $25 for seasonal swim pass (recreation card required), $75 seasonal family swim pass (recreation card required)
Among its many amenities, Sulphur Springs Park offers views of the well-known springs, picnic areas and a sand volleyball court. There is a playground and observation areas for watching fish and manatees that sometimes swim in the Hillsborough River and the lagoon that feeds into the river from the spring.
The 7,300 square-foot Sulphur Springs City Pool has four lap lanes. The outdoor pool is heated and open year-round. A glass mosaic by artist Bruce Marsh illustrates some of the history of Sulphur Springs. Popular with children, spray and splash-area features in the pool include a waterfall. There is also a slide. Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call the pool for the schedule for open and lap swimming. The pool is handicapped accessible.
There are plans to build refurbish the nearby historic Sulphur Springs Water Tower, a 22-story, Gothic-style landmark built in 1927. A trail will link the tower with Sulphur Springs Park.