Established in 2010, Holloway Park & Nature Preserve is a slice of nature inside the city limits. Located in southern Lakeland, just off the Polk Parkway, Holloway Park offers many opportunities for nature lovers. The legacy of long-time Lakeland residents Mary Ann and Ed Holloway, the park is managed as a private nonprofit and protects 250 acres of reclaimed phosphate mines returning to nature.
Lat-Lon: 28.008174, -81.911381
Open: Tue-Sun 7-7, closed Mon. May close due to inclement weather.
Specifically dedicated as a wildlife sanctuary, the eastern side of Holloway Park offers a network of trails to explore while watching for wildlife, including resident bald eagles. The remainder of the park is geared towards active sports such as cross country racing, with distances of 3K to 10K available for your practice runs. The park has the capacity to hold large running events.
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Our thanks to Laura, Events Coordinator at Holloway Park, for bringing our attention to this Lakeland-area recreational resource.