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 PEAR Park "Gateway"
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General Information

26701 U.S. Highway 27
Leesburg, FL 34748

Open: 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Acres:  50

Palatlakaha Environmental and Agricultural Reserve (PEAR Park) “Gateway” is the front 50 acres of the park and represents the active use area offering numerous recreational amenities including two softball fields, one football/soccer field, basketball court, six pickleball courts, two tennis courts, two large picnic pavilions with grills, playground, canoe and kayak launch (currently closed due to low water), geo-caches, "life trail" exercise stations, and access to the park’s hiking and nature trails. The "Gateway" also features a large dog park with five different areas for dog of various ages, sizes, and abilities. This area also boasts natural areas that provide habitat for wildlife for the keen eyed visitors to see, including Summer Tanagers, Bobcat, Gopher Tortoise, Oak Toad, Black Racers, and Cooper’s Hawk.

The “P.E.A.R. Park Pilots” fly lightweight electric radio controlled aircraft 2 days per week. Only members of the club may operate their radio controlled aircraft at the park and only on specified days (insurance and liabity). Gas powered radio control aircraft are strictly prohibited.

This park hosts many educational and recreational opportunities for the whole family. Check the calendar for the times and dates of events hosted by Lake County Park & Trails.

Dogs are permitted outside the Dog Park on a 6’ leash or shorter at all times and are prohibited on the fields, courts, and playground areas and may not enter the conservation area.

Horses are not permitted.

Download PEAR Park Map
Download PEAR Park River Trail Map

See also: PEAR Park Nature Center & Conservation Area; Bird watching in Lake County

Amenities

Basketball Court Bird/Nature Viewing Canoe/Kayak Dog Park Fitness Trail Grills Hiking/Nature Trail Nature Center Pavilion Playground Restrooms Sports Fields Pickleball Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Bird/Nature Viewing
  • Boat Ramp
  • Canoe/Kayak
  • Dog Park
  • Drinking Fountains
  • Equestrian Trail
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Trail
  • Grills
  • Hiking/Nature Trail
  • Nature Center
  • Pavilion
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sports Fields
  • Tennis Court
  • Pickleball

Map & Directions

Driving directions via:

26701 U.S. Highway 27
Leesburg, FL 34748

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