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Philippe Park

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Description:

Philippe Park is a historical site that overlooks Old Tampa Bay. The park is named for Odet Philippe, who claimed to be a surgeon for Napoleon. Philippe settled there in the 1830's and introduced the New World's first successful grapefruit trees. Before Philippe, the area was a significant Native American settlement. Listed as a National Historic Landmark, a sizable ancient ceremonial mound exists today. The park also features an excellent picnic area, playground and nature trail.  This park is closed the day after Thansgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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  • Amenities:
  • Parking, Picnic Area, Playground
  • Designation:
  • French Heritage Trail,
  • Hours of Operation:
  • Hours 7 Am - dusk,

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