Located in Davie, Florida Tree Tops Park is a natural park that was created in 1980. The park sits on a 243.3 acres piece of land that was originally earmarked to be a golf course before Broward County intervened. The park is the gateway to the Pine Island Ridge Natural Area. Pine Island Ridge Park is the highest natural elevation at 29 feet above sea level and is an archealogical site characterized by equestrian and nature trails. This former dairy farm is characterized by oak trees and walking trails. In addition to walking trails, this park also boasts equestrian and canoe trails. The equestrian trails in the park are known for an extensive network of horse trails. The designated trails are seven miles. Also, the park has walking trails and nature trails the most known being the Live Oak Trail and the Seminole Trail.
The park is always a beehive of activities courtesy of its picnic areas, campfire ring, and playgrounds. In total, the park boasts of two large picnic shelters and three medium-sized picnic shelters. The two large picnic shelters have a capacity of between 61 and 90 persons while the medium shelters have a capacity of 41 to 60. The picnic shelters have electricity, grills and picnic tables. In addition to the picnic shelters, the park is also home to a multipurpose natural wood building called the Oak Ridge Hall. The hall has a capacity of 180 persons. The hall also includes meeting rooms, meeting pavilion.
For water sports, the park features a designated area for fishing and boating. This waterway is 15 acres in size and tourists and locals can rent pedal boats. In addition to the 15 acres of boating and fishing area, the park has an extra 23 acres of restored freshwater. This freshwater area has boardwalks over the water and fishing is restricted in this area. To crown it all the park has a 28-foot high observation tower to climb. The park is also listed on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.
On site is Safety Town which is a program of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital featuring an early-childhood education course that is designed especially for kindergartners and first graders with the goal of reducing accidental injuries and deaths. The child-size town features working traffic signals, street signs, crosswalks, miniature houses, and small tricycles, along with a variety of interactive stations. Safety Town is open year round by appointment only during the week for public and private schools, charter schools, and children’s groups of 15 to 60 students.