John B. Sargeant, Sr. Memorial Park, 12856 U.S. Highway 301 North, is best known for boating access to the Hillsborough River. Downriver, the Hillsborough River State Canoe Trail winds through a jungle of hardwood trees, lilies and birds. Upstream, the river widens to flow through the broad hardwood swamp known as the Seventeen Runs. In 1989, Flint Creek Park was renamed in memory of John B. Sargeant, Sr., who served as a member of the Hillsborough River Basin Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Park activities and features include a small boat ramp, picnicking, boardwalk, and fishing.
John B. Sargeant Conservation Park
John B. Sargeant Conservation Park Update
Beginning January 16th at John B. Sargeant Conservation Park, a limited number of canoes and kayaks will be available to rent weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 8am and noon. Rental tickets can be purchased at the Conservation Parks Administrative Office, 13173 North US Hwy 301, Thonotosassa and redeemed on-site at John B. Sergeant Park. Local rental (one park) for up to four hours costs $25. No shuttle service is available at this time; however, it is expected that this service will be provided by mid-2024 (exact date TBD). Please visit this page for program updates and future enhancements.