Easterlin Park in central Broward county is conveniently located just west of I-95 between Commercial and Oakland Park Blvd. The park is a great place to enjoy native Florida environment and still take a jaunt over to the beach. Some of the trees at this 46+ acre park are almost 250 years old. The park has a popular campground that can accomodate 45 RVs and has 10 tent sites. Primitive camping can be reserved for non-profit groups to enjoy. Most sites have water, electricity, fire pits, and picnic tables.
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.
Snyder Park is a 93 acres natural oasis in the midst of urban Fort Lauderdale just north of the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Enjoy nature trails, playgrounds, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and picnic facilities. A large open field allows for pick up games, frisbee, playing catch, kite flying and more. The two lakes in Snyder Park also offer the chance for fishing. Nature trails will take you through the Tropical Hardwood Hammock ecosystem native to the area.
Hollywood North Beach Park is located at Sheridan and A1A (North Ocean Drive) in Broward County. This popular 56-acre park features over a mile of shoreline to enjoy on the Atlantic Ocean, a 60-ft observation tower, pier fishing on the Intracoastal, Turtle Cafe with beachside refreshments and a handicap accessible raised boardwalk. The park has several picnic areas with grills and tables all available on the Intracoastal side of the park in the Leatherback, Green, Kemp's Riley, and Hawksbill pocket parks.
The Coral Springs Sportsplex is located between Royal Palm Boulevard and Sample Road in northern Broward county. This 180.8 acre park includes a world class Aquatic Complex, the Tennis Center of Coral Springs, Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital, Dr. Steven G. Paul Dog Park and typical park amenities as well. Picnic tables, a walking/jogging trail, playground and meeting rooms are also available for use.
Okeeheelee Park is a regional 1700+ acre park in western Palm Beach county near Wellington. This huge park consists of a Nature Center, equestrian center, golf course, lighted courts, lighted athletic fields, bike paths, dog park (Pooch Pines), disc golf and many other amenities. From water-skiing to boating to volleyball to fishing there is something for every active family.
Picower Super Park within John Prince Park is one of the main draws to this central Palm Beach County facility in central Lake Worth. Recently created, the Picower Super park has a large barrier free splash area and multiple ability/age play equipment in a fenced area with restrooms. This county run regional park has about 726.36 acres (includes 338 lake acres). There's a popular campground and everything from walking trails, kayaking, golfing to bocce, basketball, volleyball and tennis.
Burt Aaronson South County Regional is a huge park in northwest Boca Raton maintained by Palm Beach County. Remember to pay attention driving amongst the attractions because it is easy to get turned around in this massive park. Burt Aaronson Park includes almost 900 acres of recreation. South County Regional Park is definitely the gem of Palm Beach County's park system and one of the most comprehensive leisure destinations in the State!