Summer in Hillsborough

Whether you’re looking for a place to hold your family barbecue, how to keep cool and beat the heat, or how to prep for rainy season, we’ve got you covered when it comes to all things Summer.


Hot? Head for the Water

April 15, 2019
Beat the heat. Find an activity - or just relax - in, on, or around the water. Here are some...
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Summer Holiday Trash Collection Schedule

May 23, 2019
Summer is here! That means fireworks, barbecues, plenty of fun, and lots of extra clean-up. You can...
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Hanging With Nature

April 19, 2019
James Myers is a fan of the hammock rigs at Alderman's Ford Conservation Park, near Plant City....
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Is Your Swimming Pool Ready For Summer?

April 19, 2019
The heat is on and Hillsborough County residents are ready to cool off! Here's three ways...
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County's Distinct Disc Golf Course Poses Challenges

June 13, 2019
They call themselves The Medard Crew. These dozen or so avid disc golfers favor the 18-hole course...

School's Out!

June 5, 2018
School is all wrapped up for Hillsborough County students, and that means summer days packed with...
Things To Know
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5 Ways to Keep Hydrated this Summer

June 28, 2017
Ask any Florida resident and they’ll agree - June 21 is most definitely not the “First...
Things To Do
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Summer + Parks = Happiness

May 29, 2018
Summer is here, which means it's time to get your play on. And there's no place more convenient,...
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Six Ways to Stem the Summer Slide

July 6, 2017
Summer vacation is winding down. Will your students be in the right frame of mind when classes...

Visitors Love Tourism Treasure: County Parks

July 17, 2017
Hillsborough County parks no longer are well-kept secrets, known almost exclusively to local...
Things To Know

Plan Your Perfect Wedding at a Hillsborough County Park

March 22, 2017
Phyllis Gilliam envisioned a beautiful garden for her ideal wedding. She found it at Eureka Springs...
Things To Do

Roll Out to a Hillsborough County Bicycle Trail

May 28, 2019
Bicycling is a year-round sport in Hillsborough County. It's a great way to spend time with your...
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Boater's Paradise: County Helps Get People on the Water

April 4, 2018
Whether your nautical preference is a kayak or a cabin cruiser, Hillsborough County has an array of...
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Plan Your Outdoor Adventures in County Parks

March 23, 2018
Among 80,000 acres of Hillsborough County conservation areas, nature preserves, and trails, some...

10 Summer Heat Survival Tips

June 19, 2018
We all expect it to be warm in the summer, but no matter if you are on a playing field or a...

Ready to Take the Plunge?

May 3, 2019
Nothing takes the swelter out of hot summer days like leaping into your own swimming pool. But...
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Find Parks with Picnic Shelters, BBQ Grills, and More

September 1, 2017
Ready to kick back for some fun and relaxation? Hillsborough County parks are a great place to...
Things To Know

The Dog Days of Summer can be Dangerous

August 28, 2017
Now that summer is here to stay, make sure you keep your pets in mind. From overheating because of...
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Break Your Wake This Summer

July 5, 2018
Summer is officially here and many local residents and visitors are beating the heat by splashing...