Maximo Park is a spectacular waterfront park complete with a beach along Boca Ciega Bay; a nature boardwalk; two playgrounds; a hearty collection of boat ramps, bike and nature trails; a 50-foot observation tower; spectacular shade trees; a 70-acre archaeological site and the 18-hole Tocobaga Disc Golf Course.
The park is named for mid-19th century homesteader Antonio Maximo Hernandez, thought to be the first white settler on the Peninsula. Maximo was a fisherman, businessman, guide, landowner and fishing guide for Fort Brooke soldiers. In return for assisting Robert E. Lee, he was given a land grant for the property where the park now sits. Given the view and location, Maximo hit the land lottery.