Alice Wainwright Park

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If you are looking for a wonderful place to take the whole family for an afternoon of fun and relaxation, Alice Wainwright Park in Miami is the place to be. All parks have their unique qualities, but not every park can provide breathtaking views of downtown Miami and Key Biscayne. That, and its rare locale in the middle of a host of high rises, is what makes this park a hidden Miami gem. It is a bay front oasis that provides picnic shelters and benches that face the water. A basketball court is available for anyone who wants to shoot hoops. 

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Deerwood Bonita Lakes Park

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Deerwood Bonita Lakes Park is a nice 11 acre park in Miami Dade County with a lot of great sports amenities for the whole family. This park really embraces the community that surrounds it, which makes it a sweet and safe neighborhood park. This park used to be called Deerwood Park and was renamed for the neighboring community of Deerwood Bonita Lakes.

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A.D. Barnes Park

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If you are looking for a beautiful and lush green park full of amazing attractions for you and the family, then the A.D. Barnes Park is exactly where you need to be.  This 65-acres oasis is located in one of the busiest areas in the Miami Dade County in Florida. It provides recreation and fun activities for residents and tourists seeking more natural attractions and a place to relax. 

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Amelia Earhart Park

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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!

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Anne Kolb Nature Center & West Lake Park

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Anne Kolb Nature Center and West Lake Park are located in southern Broward in the town of Hollywood on the north and south side of Sheridan Street.  This popular nature center features trails, amphitheater, exhibits and a 68-foot observation tower.   The exhibit hall has an entrance fee but the trails around the nature center are free.  The trails include a fishing trail (catch & release is encouraged and a permit required), the Mudflat Trail, the South Trail (gravel) and the Lake Trail.

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Apoxee Wilderness Trail

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Serenity has always complemented nature’s beauty. Such fascinating beauty lies in an urban park which is almost a mile from the northern side of the Vista Centre. It's simplicity is enchanting, considering how close it is to busy civilization.

Apoxee, which is pronounced as Ah-po-ee, is a word derived from the Miccosukee Language. It means Beyond Tomorrow. The park has a unique water supply which comes from the wetlands to ensure that the urban and environmental sustainability is sustained.

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Aquatics Complex

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Since its refurbishment and subsequent reopening, Wellington Aquatics Complex has been a family-favorite destination because it has something for everyone. It is an easily accessible feature located along 12150 Forest Hill Boulevard in Wellington, Florida. Renowned for its Olympic-sized swimming pool, it has acquired a number of amenities that could be of interest to natives and visitors alike. First things first, the pool has been redesigned to meet the competitive standards that go into hosting meaningful swimming competitions.

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Arch Creek Park and Museum

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Arch Creek Park and Museum is located in the city of North Miami just west of Biscayne Blvd. This historic park was once inhabited by several Native American tribes that lived in ancient Florida.  The oldest known tribe, the now extinct Tequesta, once made this natural stone arch their base along a popular native trail.  Artifacts from these ancient peoples were discovered on the property and preserved in a small museum along with objects left by early Florida pioneers.  The park is small, shaded and has beautiful flora and fauna.

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Bahia Honda State Park

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Bahia Honda State Park is located on Bahia Honda Key in the city of Big Pine Key found in central Monroe county. Bahia Honda is renowned for its picturesque beaches with clear water and soft sands. Lay on the shore and watch the spectacular sunsets that frame the old railroad bridge. The shallow waters (4-6 feet) make it a nice place to snorkel or for beginner scuba divers. Snorkel gear can be rented from the park's concession as well as kayaks. Picnic areas and shady spots abound for visitors to relax and enjoy the balmy sea breezes on the shore.

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Betti Stradling Memorial Park

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Betti Stradling Memorial Park in Coral Springs is a wonderful place where kids can be themselves and enjoy playing baseball and other games on the playground. What you will love most about the place is the fact that it has lots of shade on the playground, nice basketball courts, and a skate park with ramps. If you enjoy playing beach volleyball, you can enjoy playing on a sand volleyball court. This is a wonderful place for kids and families, and parents can jog or walk while the kids enjoy their ball games.

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Big Corkscrew Island Park

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Big Corkscrew Island Park sits on a whopping 150-acre land at 825 39th Ave NE, Naples, 34120. It is an absolute wonder with many fun activities for families. Big Corkscrew Island Park is set to open its doors in 2020 with its estimated construction cost of 160 million USD. This ambitious project will house sports centers, a lake, a multipurpose field, and a playground. The project is divided into two phases. Phase one will be put up right next to where the Collier County Fair takes place while phase two will be put up on the southern part of phase one.

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Big Pine Key Community Park

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Big Pine Key Community Park is a Monroe county park located on Big Pine Key north of the Overseas Highway on the water.  The park sits on the eastern shore of Big Pine Key near the Spanish Harbor.  This beautifully maintained park has recreation for everyone from a skate park to shuffleboard courts!  This park was truly designed for optimal use and with families in mind.  The playground is completely fenced with benches around the perimeter for supervising adults to relax.

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Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

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Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is located at the southern end of Key Biscayne near Miami.  This picturesque beach with historic Cape Florida lighthouse (built in 1825) is a popular spot for romantic getaways and family fun.  The beach is not guarded so please be aware that you are swiming at your own risk.  Bring your bicycle along and enjoy over a mile of paved and completely flat bike paths.  For fun at the shore you can bring your rods for some fishing along Biscayne Bay on the seawall.

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Biscayne National Park

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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).

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Bobbie Jo Lauter Park

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Bobbie Jo Lauter Park is not as big as the others but has plenty to offer for everyone: Adults, youths and kids. If you are new to the area, the 2.2 acre park is located at 179 Sandpiper Avenue, Royal Palm Beach, FL in Palm Beach County. It’s a great place to spend time with your kids by engaging in fun activities.

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Boca Tierra Park

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Boca Tierra is a small community park in Boca Raton located within the Colonnade development. From the main road you will see large ornate sgns for the neighborhood. When you enter, to your right you will see the tennis courts and find ample parking. Kids will enjoy running up and down the tiny hill, playing around the large trees, swinging or playing on the playground equipment.  Bring the tricycle or scooter as there is a level, smooth paved area around the playground area.

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Bowman Park

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Bowman Park is a wonderful wooded park with paved paths and plenty of parking in the town of Greenacres just off Haverhill road.  On the boundaries of the park are a Pentacostal Church, a veterinary hospital and, near the entrance on Bowman Street, a Moose Lodge.  This neighborhood park features a lovely shaded playground area, two lighted basketball courts and a huge open field.  The field is great for a quick friendly game of soccer or football or flying a kite since it is flat and open.

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