Gordon River Greenway in Naples Florida is a three mile trail starting from Golden Gate Parkway, heading towards Naples and stretches its way to Central avenue. It sits on a 126 acre piece of land peppered with Mangrove and other natural plants. It features a wildlife viewing stations, paved pathways, decorative bridges, interpretive graphics, educational signage, playground, restrooms, kayak and canoe launch, benches, picnic areas and a back entrance to Naples Zoo and south-west conservancy.
The Bill Sadowski Park & Nature Center in Miami is the ideal family location for nature enthusiasts. This is a lovely, 30 acre park that encompasses all the natural beauty and wildlife of South Florida. This park is a three habitat park that has natural pinelands, a tropical hardwood hammock and drained Everglades slough.
Amelia Earhart Park in Miami-Dade County is one of the largest parks in the city of Hialeah, with many activities for the entire family at this beautiful, 515 acre park with 5 lakes. Read this article about the NEW 2015 renovation of the playground into "Tom Sawyer's Island" play area! This whimsical, natural and exciting new playground will definitely keep the kids occupied and off the ipad!
Plantation Heritage Park is a large 88.5 acre park located in central Broward County. Guests to the park can enjoy hours of quality family time at the park's several amenities. Have you next event at the 2,000 square foot Fountain Room with air-conditioning and a capacity of 125 people overlooking the lake. Take a stroll along the beautiful nature trails to see tropical hardwood hammocks, coastal forest and pine flatwoods. Observe and learn about native Florida plants and flowering trees.
Long Key State Park can be found at mile marker 67.5 on the Overseas Highway on Long Key. This wonderful state park allows visitors to engage with nature either on foot along it's 2 paved trails, by kayak, or at your own campsite overnight. This is a great park for kayaking and canoeing because of it's chain of lagoons filled with plant and animal life. The shoreline and canoe trails bring you out into the quiet where you have the chane to see starfish, horseshoe crabs, and maybe even a sea turtle. Kayaks may be rented from the Ranger Station.
Islamorada Founders Park is a very large community park operated by the village of Islamorada. The park is located on the Gulf of Mexico side of Islamorada just off mile marker 87 on the Overseas Highway. The park is a large well-manicured recreational facility primarily for use by local residents. Guests staying in nearby hotels can also use the facilities for free. All other guests must pay a per person fee for access to the park.
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is a Florida state park located between 2 bodies of water: Largo Sound and Tarpon Basin on the Atlantic Ocean side of Key Largo. The park consists of about 70 nautical miles and encompasses several types of habitats. The mangrove swamps, upland areas, and hammocks offer some interesting land exploration opportunities on well-maintained trails. The main draw for the park are its spectacular coral reefs which can be viewed by glass bottom boat or on snorkeling and scuba diving expeditions.
Clarence Higgs Memorial Beach is an over 16 acre beach park located in Monroe County at the end of the Florida Overseas Heritage Trail. It is just west of Smathers Beach and adjacent to the Key West Wildlife Center in downtown Key West. This beach is more than just a gorgeous place to spend the day under the South Florida sun, it is also a historical site with significant features that date back to the post-Civil War era.
Smathers Beach is the largest publc beach in Key West. This municipal beach stretches about a half mile long and features a volleyball area, picnic tables, and restrooms. Visitors can wash away the salt and sand with fresh water showers. This beach is a popular destination for Spring Breakers. If you'd like a little adventure on the water, you can rent jetskis from Smathers Beach or bring out your boat since Smathers does have a boat ramp.
Biscayne National Park is located south of the city of Miami and borders John Pennekamp State Park, Key Largo, and the Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary. The park was formed in 1980 after being expanded from a National Monument (1968) into a much larger National Park. It's goal is to preserve the natural habitats and wildlife of Biscayne Bay, its offshore barrier reefs, and the upper keys (Boca Chita Key, Elliott Key, Adams Key and more).