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Chaplin A. Dinkins, III Memorial Park

Admission Fee

$1.00 per person user fee, ages 3 and up.
No user fee during off-season


  1. Grills
  2. Picnic Tables
  3. Playground
  4. Restrooms
  5. Swimming
Chaplin A. Dinkins, III Memorial Park features a scenic beach area on the river where the Rainbow and Withlacoochee rivers converge, great for swimming, picnics and birthday parties.  Parking is limited, we encourage carpooling.

City Beach Remains Closed for Repairs and Improvements

Necessary repairs and improvements to the City Beach have been approved and City staff is working diligently to resolve the current issues.  Construction on the bathroom is underway to repair the roof and the plumbing, as well as interior improvements to comply with ADA Standards.  We have applied, and are awaiting permits from the Southwest Florida Water Management District for the construction of a new boardwalk.  Staff has also been working on weed removal and general park landscaping and maintenance.

Our City Beach is a valued natural resource, and although we are unable to provide a specific date that the beach will reopen, we are making every effort to make our City Beach a safe park for our residents to enjoy.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

This park can be reserved by emailing or by calling (352) 465-8590. Available for events (up to capacity 320). Reservations for parties 25 persons or less will be forwarded to Public Services for processing.