Ballast Point Park

Ballast Point Park is situated on the east coast of South Tampa. It features a 600-foot pier, a splash pad, picnic areas, a boat ramp and much more! See stunning sunrises over the Hillsborough Bay and a view of downtown Tampa. The Taste of Boston restaurant offers food, snacks, and bait.

5300 Interbay Blvd
Tampa, FL 33611

Park Hours*:
6 am - 8 pm
*Joe Abrahams Center and Taste of Boston hours differ from park

Phone Numbers:
(813) 832-1207 (Joe Abrahams Fitness and Wellness Center)
(813) 274-8615 (Park Administration)
(813) 274-8184 (Shelter Reservations)
(813) 831-2112 (Restaurant and bait shop)


Boat Dock

The boat and boarding dock are located just north of the fishing pier. It is lined with cleats to temporarily dock your boat for free and enjoy the park.

Boat Ramp

This is a single-lane, poured-in-place concrete boat ramp with a boarding dock. There are only 4 spots for vehicles with trailers and parking spots fill up quickly. The boat ramp is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Fishing Pier

The fishing pier is well lit and has plenty of space. The pier is free and open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Note the rest of the park is open from 6 am to 8 pm. Florida Saltwater Fishing Licenses are required. Equipment rental is available from the local concessionaire.


The octagonal gazebo is situated in a shady spot near the playground and is ideal for special occasions. The domed roof features ornate support pillars along with wooden railings. The gazebo is unfurnished.

Request the Gazebo

Joe Abrahams Fitness and Wellness Center

Get active and stay in shape at the fitness and wellness center. Membership includes access to weight and cardiovascular equipment and some classes.

Hours & Schedules

Picnic Tables

Uncovered, individual picnic tables are scattered throughout Ballast Point Park and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


A semi-shaded playground that features slides, bridges, and a lot of things to climb upon. It also includes a Tot Lot for younger visitors. For hotter days, the splash pad is nearby.


Some shelters are first-come, first-served and others are available by reservation. Many feature grills and are near the playground.

Request a Shelter

Splash Pad

When it's hot, the kids can cool off at the splash pad which features colorful flowers which shoot out water. Surrounding benches offer parents a great vantage point.

Taste of Boston

If you are missing some delicious New England style seafood, then stop by the Taste of Boston while visiting the park. They also offer ice cream and sell bait if you plan on fishing at the pier.

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