11909 125th St, Largo, FL 33774
Since there are few accessible parking spots, none of which had unloading zones for mobility devices, getting into Heritage Park was a little difficult. We had to park at the end of the lot, and just hope that another vehicle wouldn’t pull next to ours. Going through Heritage Park, we felt like we had strolled into the past. We visited reconstructions of an old convenience store, a boat house, and a schoolhouse, just to name a few. Even though these were accessible, many of the buildings weren’t. To be fair, some of them are over 100 years old. While the park is beautiful, and even though there was an attempt to create accessible trails, some of these were worn down and even a bit dangerous to navigate. Our group had two power wheelchair users and a manual wheelchair user, and at some point, all of us got stuck.
Heritage Park Accessibility Grade: C-
The Florida Botanical Gardens is HUGE. To do the park justice, we decided to break it down into two sections, and grade them separately. In this post, we’ll just be going over Heritage Village, which is merely part of the aforementioned park. A brief description is detailed below, along with a number of pictures that highlight important accessibility features, including key areas that showcase either accessibility or inaccessibility.