Mutt Monday

Millie is our Mutt Monday dog this week. Sweet and gentle, Millie is the very definition of love bug. She walks beautifully on a leash because she never wants to be far from her humans! Millie is a five year old, 55 pound Catahoula mix.



Cool Down At These Free Tampa Bay Water Parks

  • Kiwanis Sprayground

    Beat the summer heat at this interactive children’s water playground. The 3,000 square-foot play area features colorful, action-packed features that spray, gush, dump and pour water from a variety of whimsical devices. The best part? Admission is FREE.

    Location: 1937 Ed Eckert Drive, Dunedin

    Hours of operation for the rest of the summer:
    May 28 – August 5
    Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm
    Sat & Sun: 9am-5pm


  • Ballast Point Park

    This splash pad has colorful flower fixtures which shoots out cool water for a fun day in the sun. Also near by is a playground and shaded area’s where parents and caregivers can watch all the fun.

    Hours of operation: April to October 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Location: 5300 Interbay Blvd, Tampa

  • Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park

    The highlight of this Tampa splash pad is the giant bucket that dumps cool water over the kids. The play cove offers a fenced children’s play area with playground equipment for children ages 2 to 12 years old.

    Location: 1001 N Boulevard, 33607
    Hours of operation: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm, Year Around (weather permitting)

  • Springhill Park

    Amenities from this park don’t just include a splash pad, you can also find a recreation center, a gymnasium, a playground, picnic area, restrooms and an art studio!

    Location: 1000 E Eskimo Ave, Tampa,
    Hours of operation: April to October 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

  • Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

    Stop at this gorgeous park after a stroll down the Tampa Riverwalk. So close to the Glacier Children’s Museum, The Florida Aquarium, and dozens of local restaurants, this is a spot for everyone in the family. This great spot also has climbing equipment, pretend play areas, slides, two merry go rounds, picnic tables, sit and spins, a seesaw and shaded benches.

    Location: 600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa
    Hours of operation: April to October 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

  • Water Works Park

    Much like the Julian B Lane splash zone, the main attraction at Water Works park in Tampa is the giant bucket filled with cool water that relieves kids and teens from the summer heat; what makes it even better is the water gun feature. It’s a bonus that it’s super close to Ulele and Armature Works so you can grab a coffee and relax while the kiddos splash and play!

    Location: 1710 N Highland Ave, Tampa
    Hours of operation: April to October 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

  • Tarpon Springs Splash Park

    The Splash Park features several types of spray features designed to keep your little one cool and entertained. Why not make a full day out of it and enjoy a picnic lunch at the many picnic tables they offer!

    Location: 508 Live Oak, Tarpon Springs
    Hours of operation: 10 am – 6 pm Daily