Ballast Point

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Ballast Point is located on the west side of Hillsborough Bay, just north of MacDill Air Force Base.

Ballast Point Park dates back to Tampa’s earliest days and offers spectacular views of downtown Tampa. It has walkways along the water, is full of shady trees, and has quick access to Bayshore Boulevard for jogging, walking or rollerblading. A historical marker is placed at the park reflecting its previous name of Jules Verne Park.  The marker reads as follows: "Mrs. Chester W. Chapin owner of the company which operated the city's first electric trolley cars, purchased these acres and in 1894 developed this site as a tropical park as a terminal for her line. She named it for the French writer Jules Verne (1814-1905) who in his novel "From the Earth to the Moon" first published in 1865, chose Tampa as his launching site for the imaginary shot of his rocket to that planet near one hundred years ago."

The community was annexed by Tampa in 1953, and with the construction of MacDill Field in the 1950's, the area also experienced economic and industrial growth. The community has both elegant historic homes and amazing renovations. Homes in Ballast Point feature large porches reminiscent of old Florida, and residents enjoy easy access to downtown Tampa.


Neighborhood notifications or "Good Neighbor Notices" regarding any of the official associations/communities within the City of Tampa boundaries are REQUIRED to be sent to the official associations/communities. If you have any questions or need additional information regarding neighborhood notifications, please call the Land Development Coordination & Zoning Department at 813-274-8725 for assistance.


Ballast Point Neighborhood Association
Contact Information
(updated Monday, April 29, 2013)

Jerry Miller, President

Ballast Point Neighborhood Association
Meeting Information
(updated Monday, April 06, 2009)

Joe Abrams Fitness Center, 5212 Interbay Boulevard, 33611

Association meetings occur on May 12, 2009, August 11, 2009, November 10, 2009 and February 9, 2010

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm 

Please contact the neighborhood association president for additional meeting information or visit their website at

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Ballast Point

Ballast Point Map with Boundaries

Ballast Point Map with Boundaries

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