City of Largo, Florida

City of Largo, Florida
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George C. McGough Nature Park

George C. McGough Nature Park

  • Phone
  • Hours
    Park Hours: Sunrise to Sunset, Nature Center Hours: Monday closed, Tuesday 9am to 4pm, Wednesday and Thursday 9am to 6pm, Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 12pm to 4pm
  • Physical Address Address Map Marker
    Physical Address
    11901 146th N St
    Largo, FL 33774

About This Location

Also known as "the turtle park" for its abundant aquatic turtle population, McGough Nature Park is located at 11901 146th Street North. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and stroll through the shady oak hammock or through the mangroves along the intercoastal waterway. Make sure you visit the nature center which houses live animal exhibits and hands-on activities for children. The park offers several environmental education programs.

View a Slideshow of the Park


Download a map of McGough Nature Park


Things to do at McGough Nature Park:

  1. Visit our injured birds of prey

    Meet Our Birds of Prey

  2. Feed the population of 150-200 turtles from the deck overlooking our turtle pond. Turtle food is sold at the park for 25 cents/cup.

  3. Rent a shelter for a picnic or party

    Shelter Rentals - Nature Parks      Click here to view a slideshow of the shelter at McGough Nature Park

  4. Hike our nature trails, including a 1200 ft boardwalk leading out to the intercoastal

  5. Reserve a plot in the community garden to plant your own vegetables

    McGough Community Garden

  6. Check out the nature center, which has various reptiles and amphibians on exhibit

    Meet Our Indoor Animals

  7. Request a nature program for your next birthday visit! Programs include a guided nature hike, nature crafts,or a WILD birthday party, featuring a live animal show for you and your guests

    Shelter Rentals - Nature Parks

  8. Take some time to play around on our playground


    Come for one of our special events
Recreation Programs - Nature


Facilities include:

  • Nature Center

  • Exhibits

  • Turtle deck

  • Picnic pavilions (shelters)

  • Butterfly garden

  • Boardwalk

  • Playground

  • Restrooms

  • Birds of Prey enclosures

There are four shelters available for rent. Click here to view pricing and reservation information.


  • Playground
  • Picnic Tables
  • Parking Areas
  • Trails
  • Restrooms

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this property, please contact:

Aleta Kane
Nature Specialist