Ed C. Wright Park
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Ed C. Wright Park
1326 S M.L.K. Jr. Avenue

At the corner of Lakeview Road and South Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue you will find a lake and a pretty little Park officially dedicated as a place of beauty and recreation for the citizens of Clearwater in a ceremony on Jan.  14, 1965.

Wright Park stretches along the East side of Lake Bellevue to the Ross Norton Recreation and Aquatic Complex. Fishing is allowed in the Lake, dogs are welcome and the trail around the lake is approximately 1.3 miles long, A short section of the trail is along a quiet residential street (Dempsey).

The Northern part of the Park has a picnic grove, tennis courts and is home to The Clearwater Horseshoe Club – Est. 1916! It holds nationally sanctioned and non-sanctioned league play. World champions have pitched here!

Are you a horseshoe pitcher? Would you like to become a horseshoe pitcher? The public is invited to view the tournaments as well as join the Club. It’s a beautiful area with 18 blue clay courts that are covered and lighted. It’s a friendly group and a family-oriented sport open to men, women and youth.

“If you are a horseshoe pitcher of any skill level... novice or accomplished... or if you have never before pitched horseshoes but think you might like to learn, then stop by and visit with us during league play or when our monthly tournaments are held.” - A quote from their website.

For more information about the Horseshoe Club, see the link below.

Our favorite part of the Park is the entrance just South of the entrance to the tennis courts where you will find parking and a paved loop path along the waterfront and around the historic Plumb House, built in 1896. Jennie Reynolds Plumb was the first teacher in Clearwater and lived in the house.

The Plumb House has an interesting history, and you can read more about it through the link below. It is a traditional Florida Cracker home and became the first museum site for the Clearwater Historical Society. It is now a Performing Arts Center and no longer a museum. In this shady section along the lakefront, we always find some feathered friends of one family or another and enjoy watching them.

We have never found the Park crowded (perhaps more so on tournament days) and it is just a pleasant place to enjoy nature from under the shady oak trees with the many birds and the lake itself. Stop by and enjoy it for yourself. We think it will add something special to your day as it does for our day.
Where to find It

The Plumb House History

For more information about the Horseshoe Club

Ed C. Wright Park Website
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