So you are not sure of your fitness level? Havn’t stepped outside except to go from your car to the grocery store or work in ages? Lets start with a baby step.
Tampa has some beautiful parks that will at least get you and your kids outside. These trips are very enjoyable for the little tikes and will be a great introduction to perking up interest of what else can be done.
Al Lopez Park, right across rom the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium, provides something for everyone! There are play grounds, a dog park, a fitness trail, paved and rustic trails, fishing and even open soccer games almost daily.
My favorite part of the 2.5 miles of trails is the part that circles the lake. I would love to take you there! In the summer its cool and shaded, there are 2 fishing areas, benches to sit and watch the wildlife (and there is lots of it!)and a few different ways to walk around.
On an average day you will see Blue Tailed Skinks on the wooden trail, the ever present Blue Jays and Mocking Birds trying to be heard above all others, There is a great Blue Heron that like to fish on the NE side of the lake, and I have often spotted racoons in the trees. There are many varieties of fish in the lake – a great spot for beginners!
Not a Clue Adventures can take you out for a 1/2 day (4 hour) guided walk through the park, including a picnic lunch for $15 USD per person for adults and $5 USD for children (limit 3 per paying adult).
During this trip you will be introduced to many varieties of local flora and fauna. Walking at a slow pace will take about 1.5 hours, if you have children they will be able to have time to play at the playground while we picnic and have question and answer time. Educational and resource materials will be made available for review.
I look forward to meeting you and bringing the outdoors closer to home!