Veterans Memorial Park


14333 Hicks Rd.
Hudson, FL 34669
(727) 861-3033

Hours of Operation

Park is open 7 days a week from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
Recreation Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Saturday from 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM;
Closed on Sundays.

Park Information

This large community park consists of 49 acres and there is something for everyone at this facility. Whether it's sports,
swimming, aerobics, dance or karate class, or just enjoying a walk in the park, this is the place to be. You will find a large
recreation building with a gymnasium as well as several sports fields and a pool building with an outdoor pool.

Indoor Activities: There are two Jr. High basketball courts and one high school court in the gymnasium and two indoor
volleyball courts. We have two large activity rooms that are used for karate, yoga, arts and crafts and several other types
of instructional classes. These rooms can be reserved for birthday parties, baby or wedding showers, or meetings.

Outdoor Activities: There are softball fields, soccer fields, tennis and racquetball courts, basketball courts, a multi-purpose
court for children with basketball goals, pressboxes with concessions and restrooms, an outdoor volleyball court, a
fitness trail with exercise stations, and bicycle racks. You can walk your dog on the fitness trail but they must be on a
leash and please pick up after your dogs. The fitness trail consists of a short trail which is 2,740 ft. just over half a mile,
and the long trail is 5,428 ft., just over one mile. There are eight (8) exercise stations along the trail to keep you fit.

For those of you who just want to enjoy a day in the park and sit back and relax, you can sit on a park bench and read or
watch any of the sporting games, swing on the swingset or bring the children to the playground and watch them play with
others. Why not bring some food along and have yourself a picnic and use our picnic tables and charcoal grills. You can
host a birthday party outdoors or have a picnic.

Pool Activities: There is an outdoor pool (75' x 75') with a diving area (25' x 25') and a one-meter diving board. The pool is
open to the public starting on Memorial Day weekend on weekends only. After school lets out, the pool will re-open
everyday for the summer months to the end of August, then open on weekends only until Labor Day. The pool is closed
on Mondays for maintenance (except for Holidays). Please read and obey the swimming pool facility rules that are posted
in the pool area.


There is no parking fee at this facility. Meeting and Activity rooms are $10.00 - $15.00 per hour depending on category type.
Athletic fields vary in price so please check our Facility Use Fees (PDF). To reserve a facility you can fill out a reservation form (PDF) and bring it to one of the following three park sites with payment of cash, check or credit card or you can make a reservation online with a credit card ($2.00 convenience fee will apply):

Land O' Lakes Recreation Complex, 3033 Collier Parkway, Land O' Lakes
Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Rd., Hudson
J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex, 2830 Gulf Trace Blvd., Holiday

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Programs, Activities and Information

Activity Schedule (PDF)

Gym Schedule (PDF)

Painted Rocks Rules (PDF)