A hidden gem in South Tampa, Picnic Island Park is the perfect place to bring the family and pet for a day to picnic, play, or chill. Little ones will love the beach and the playground. Adults are enjoying the golf course, volleyball court, and kayaking. A dog beach is situated near the pier and boat ramp. 

Things to do at Picnic Island Park

Beach & Dog Beach

Picnic Island Park Beach

Picnic Island Park Beach

Who wants to go anywhere else to find a good beach when you have a prize in South Tampa? Picnic Island Park has a fantastic white sand beach with breathtaking sunsets and tranquil waters. If your furry family member loves the beach, there’s a gated and separate dog beach near the fishing pier.

Boat Ramp and Pier

The extra-wide concrete 24-hour boat ramp has restrooms and an adjacent fishing pier. There are 30 vehicles, only spaces and 13 spaces for cars with trailers.


A sandy playground with plenty of benches to relax and watch your children have fun in the Florida sun. The playground has swings, slides, a rope-climber, and jungle gyms.


Large shelters are available for your outdoor affair. They are equipped with trash receptacles, grills, and picnic tables. A large corporate event shelter is also available. Permitting for the shelters is managed by the shelter office.

Golf Course

Here’s where you’ll find an attractive disc golf course with more scenery than many Florida courses. Though, wind can be an issue as the park gets calm, gentle winds off the water. Be on the lookout for dog-walkers, picnickers, and sunbathers!

Volleyball Court

There is one sand volleyball court with surrounding beach seating and padded wooden posts. The court is north of the southern parking lot.


The Picnic Island Park has an outdoor shower and plenty of restrooms. Also, there are drinking fountain for your pets. Since the best tree care company maintains the park in Tampa, everything is in excellent condition, including the facilities which are clean, well-lit, and well kept.

Kayaking and Canoeing

Besides enjoying the mangrove tunnel canoeing and kayaking, you can take pleasure in the waters surrounding Picnic Island Park.

Energetic Workout

The Picnic Island Park is the excellent spot for an outdoor workout. There are total body fitness stations by Energi spread out around the park to keep you going. You can keep your workout distinct with informational kiosks displaying the assortment of various exercises available with the equipment.