Parks & Recreation

Inverness is proud of its status as a “small town done right” with a wide variety of parks that encourage people to get outside. While Inverness is a small town with just over 7,000 residents, it has many of the amenities of a large city and over 300 acres of beautiful parks that are open dawn to dusk, seven days a week.

City Park Highlights

  • Starting February 1, 2020, the Depot District will host festivals, events and a bi-monthly Inverness Farmers Market
  • Whispering Pines Park is 290-acres of lush greenery with many picnic and barbecue sites, and a 25-meter junior Olympic size pool. This park is also home to a section of the Florida National Scenic Trail passport and town stamp is located in the pool office.
  • Inverness has been named by SmartAsset.com as the 15th best place to retire nationwide due to its abundance of recreation, parks, medical centers and low tax burden.
  • All city parks welcome dogs and have waste stations located throughout

Each city park has a unique beauty and offers various amenities. For those who enjoy the waterfront, the City has a number of parks located along our freshwater lakes. To include Liberty Park, Wallace Brooks Park, Liberty Trail and Cooter Pond Park.

For those who enjoy long hiking trails, classes, sports and swimming make sure to visit the City’s largest park, Whispering Pines Park. This is a 290-acre park complex that features an extensive list of athletics and activities year-round.

The City also is proud of its smaller neighborhood parks: Bryant Park, Hillcrest Park, Mossy Oak Park, Wayside Park and Whitelake Park.