Activities for Everyone
Recreational opportunities abound for Zephyrhills residents and visitors.
With over 40 local golf courses in Hillsborough and Pasco counties alone, year-round golf is a staple for the enthusiast at every level. Public courses and semi-private clubs include Saddlebrook and Silverado Golf & Country Club along with Zephyrhills City Golf Course, The Links of Lake Bernadette, Scotland Yards and South Port Springs.
The participatory sport of skydiving is a major attraction at Sky Dive City with the best instructors in the industry. Our ever-present ideal conditions and available aircraft make it possible for skydivers from around the world participate in annual events held in Zephyrhills.
Six county parks and four city parks, with a newly opened skateboard park, supply Zephyrhills residents with almost 200 acres of outdoor opportunities for hiking, picnicking and enjoying the scenery. The waters of the Gulf of Mexico, less than an hour’s drive to the west, and local rivers provide a myriad of recreational options for saltwater and freshwater anglers, sailors and boat lovers. Hillsborough River State Park (just six miles south of Zephyrhills) offers camping, picnicking, canoe rentals, fishing and seasonal swimming. The 3,950-acre park’s nature trails wind along the Hillsborough River through stands of oaks, sabal palms, pines and hickories.
Professional sports abound in the area, and the Tampa area is home for teams in most professional sports, including the NFL’s 2002 World Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the NHL’s 2003 Champion Tampa Bay Lightning and baseball’s Devil Rays. In addition, the NBA’s Orlando Magic play an hour away. This makes the perfect location for the newly opened Sports and Field complex in nearby Wesley Chapel where you can train with the pros.
Enthusiasts of shuffleboarding, horseshoes and other amateur sports have formed leagues and tournaments. Pin Chasers offers a high-tech 32- lane bowling center with leagues and classes for the whole family.