City of Inverness Parks

Inverness Parks & Recreation Offices
1700 Forest Drive, Inverness, Florida
(352) 726-3913

Inverness is brimming with outdoor activities with over 300-acres of parks, one of the top-rated trails in Florida and two boat ramps. The heart of Inverness' outdoor recreation is the Withlacoochee State Trail, a former Atlantic Coast Railroad Line, which is a 46 mile trail for cyclists, walkers and horseback riding. 

This top Florida trail runs through Liberty Park and Wallace Brooks Park, offering a beautiful views of Lake Henderson. The Inverness Trailhead is located on North Apopka Ave. (CR 470) across the street from Liberty Park.

At any given time, there are over 500 children participating in athletic programs at Inverness parks.

List of City Parks

Looking for a place to host a family reunion, wedding, picnic or birthday party? Why not reserve a pavilion for your special day.

Bryant Park
1611 Tuttle Street, Inverness
This neighborhood park is in walking distance of the Withlacoochee Technical College and features picnic tables, playground equipment. It is named after Norvell Cullen Bryant, the original land owner, was a developer and realtor who helped shape much of how the area looks today.

Cooter Pond Park
181 Highway 41 South, Inverness
Located in the downtown area, this scenic park features a boardwalk, picnic areas and lots of wildlife views. It is home to the hometown favorite critter, the cooter, as well as alligators reaching up to seven feet in length.

Hillcrest Park
301 Hunting Lodge Drive, Inverness
This neighborhood park is found of Turner Camp Road and features lakefront views, picnic tables and bank fishing.

Liberty Park
286 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness
This waterfront park is a popular place to take in the view of Lake Henderson and is home to many iconic Inverness festivals.  The park features sand volleyball courts, pavilions and kayak launch.

Mossy Oak Park
1056 Mossy Oak Drive, Inverness
Named for its natural surroundings, Mossy Oak Park is located off the shore of Little Lake Spivey. The park features lakefront picnic tables, grills and benches.

Wayside Park
1010 Highway 44 East, Inverness
This little park is located across from the Highway 44 boat ramp and features picnic tables and grills.

Whispering Pines City Park
1700 Forest Drive, Inverness, Florida
The largest city park, at 290-acres this natural paradise is home to a wide-range of outdoor and sporting activities. It features a pool, splash pad, pickle ball, tennis, basketball, baseball, pavilions, butterfly garden and extensive walking, hiking and biking trails.

White Lake Park
602 White Boulevard, Inverness
This half acre park off Turner Camp Road features basketball pad, benches and a picnic table.

Other nearby parks

Fort Cooper State Park
3100 Old Floral City Road
This park was added to the U.S. Register of Historic Places in 1972. It comprises over 700 acres of nature  and is accessible from the Withlacoochee State Trail. It's rich history goes back to the Second Seminole War in 1836, and is home to an annual re-enactment the third weekend in March.

Flying Eagle Preserve
11080 E. Moccassin Slough Road, Inverness
This 10,950-acre preserve is surrounded by the Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes, which is connected to Florida's aquifer's hydrologic system. It is a mosaic of lakes, marshes and hardwood and cypress swamps. 

Potts Preserve
2700 Dee River Road, Inverness - Equestrian Camping
2988 North Hooty Point, Inverness - River Hiking Trail and Campground
This preserve is 8,500 acres that features wetland habitats, and is home to a small population of threatened Florida scrub jays

Inverness Outdoors