Lake Parker Park, Lakeland

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Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Lake Parker is a lake located on the northeast side of the city of Lakeland, Florida. It is the largest lake in the city of Lakeland. The lake is relatively shallow with an average depth of 5ft. The lake has inflow from several lakes in Lakeland including Lake Mirror and Lake Bonny. Lake Parker outflows to both Saddle Creek and the Peace River making the lake important for ecological reasons. To control hydrilla various pesticides are utilized.
The lake bears the name of Parker Streety, a pioneer settler.
Lake Parker is one of the more popular lakes in Lakeland for recreational use, particularly for fishing and boating. There are three boat ramps and two fishing piers around the lake for those purposes. The lake is well stocked with Largemouth bass, bluegill, and crappie. There is also a path around a portion of the lake and a few parks located on or near the lake. The Lake-To-Lake Trail starts here and continues through downtown Lakeland, ending at Lake John.
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  • Our adventure for the day took us to Lake Parker. It’s the largest lake in Lakeland. The park has ample parking, a new children’s playground, boat launch, walking trails, picnic tables and lots of...  more »
  • Great park, peaceful and beautiful. Playground was enjoyed by children and history of Hernando Desoto’s trail through Florida coming thru here was neat!  more »
  • We love this place. Plenty of shaded paths to walk around and look at all of the natural life. They updated the playground over a year ago, and my kids love to go there and play on the pirate ships. It is a fun place to have an event or activity, or even just to walk around on a beautiful day.
  • Wow what a wonderful park. Fun for all ages. Great walking and running trail. I would visit this place all the time if I lived nearby. The children loved the playground and ziplines.

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