Halpatiokee Regional Park

Halpatiokee Regional Park, Stuart: Address, Phone Number, Halpatiokee Regional Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Halpatiokee Regional Park
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Arielfl
Coconut Creek, FL1,531 contributions
Natural Florida
Jul 2021
At 65 acres, Halpatiokee Regional Park is the largest park in Martin County. The park is well known for sports activities and it has soccer/football fields, tennis courts, softball/baseball fields, disc golf course, and an open air roller-hockey rink. The park also has picnic pavilions that can be reserved and a playground.

The reason I love the park however is for the 500 acres of wetland preserve that surrounds the park. The park has 4 miles of river front on South Fork of the St. Lucie River so you can kayak. Ecosystems in the park include pine flatwoods, oak hammock, scrub and river land. These habitats provide protection for hundreds of species of native flora and fauna, including 13 species that are designated by the State of Florida as endangered or threatened. Going through the preserve is a mile long hiking trail built by Tropical Trekkers. The South Fork Nature Trail connects together two prior trails that the Tropical Trekkers built along the South Fork of the St. Lucie River. There is also a separate mountain bike trail built by the Airborne Mountain Bike Club. You can find the trailheads past all the ballfields, at the very back of the park where the park road ends.

This week a cyclist was bitten by an alligator in the park after he fell off a bridge into the water. Unfortunately he landed next to what was likely a mother alligator protecting her nest. The cyclist is going to be okay and the nest and mother were relocated. The parks name, Halpatiokee is actually the Seminole Indian word meaning "Alligator Water." Although alligator attacks are actually very rare in Florida it is best to stay out of the lakes and wetlands whenever possible. The bike paths in the park remain closed.
Written July 23, 2021
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Anthony
Palm City, FL2 contributions
Sports-centric Park
Jul 2020
Large park with many sports options. Softball, Soccer, Tennis, Pickleball, Mountain Bike, Disc Golf, Pinic BBQ Pavillions, Hiking, Roller Skating Hockey RInk
Written July 10, 2020
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Carolyn H
Natick, Massachusetts, United States7 contributions
Amazing!
Feb 2019
This park is a hidden jewel!!! It is immaculate, huge and beautiful! We walked along the paved pathways, but there are plenty of other trails, as well as tennis, frisbee and picnic tables. What a great place.
Written June 23, 2019
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Christine K
30 contributions
Hike
Apr 2019 • Family
Wonderful place to go on a hike or bike ride through native Florida and near water that you can kayak in.
Written June 5, 2019
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Connie K
Stuart, Florida, United States10 contributions
Hiking trails
Apr 2019 • Solo
Love to hike the trails, but recently they have been, I guess they call it upgrading trails. Many are no longer nice green natural trails. They have widened them and now it's sugar sand, uneven and harder to walk on. Plus is unsightly as they left all the dead vegetation/tree stumps they killed along the paths.
Hoping it will grow back, but will never be the same.
Written May 26, 2019
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Paula R
Washington, NC1 contribution
Great Park
Apr 2019 • Couples
New pickle ball courts, 3 ball diamonds, bike trails, disc golf. Nice well maintained park. Clean restrooms. Water available.
Written April 17, 2019
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Sherri Whan
Stuart, FL5 contributions
Gator sunbathing
Apr 2019 • Friends
Love how Jurassic-like this park is. Saw an alligator for the first time. Went in backwards near the new frisbee golf course so it was about 3 miles there and back. Usually see many gopher tortoises. Love the trails and the bridges and boardwalk areas. It smells like heaven. Many ways to go. You can also bike here.
Written April 17, 2019
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Corey L
Coon Rapids, MN30 contributions
Great regional park
Mar 2019 • Family
We visited this park to play tennis and do some frisbee golf. The frisbee golf course isn't marked great, but once you start you can follow it pretty well. The course is lovely and goes through some very nice wooded areas. Also, a bit is shaded which is nice on a hot day. The tennis courts were very well kept and there are a lot of them.
Written March 14, 2019
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FLWOOKIE
Indialantic, FL430 contributions
Great Soccer Fields
Feb 2019 • Family
This weekend, my son's team had a soccer tournament at this park. The soccer fields were well kept and he enjoyed playing on them. Also, there is a lot of parking. If you are looking for something to do, I recommend this park!
Written February 20, 2019
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Wandering963
Saint Paul, MN1,154 contributions
Nice walk
Feb 2019 • Couples
We took a very nice walk along one of the trails that paralleled he frisbee golf course and was close to soccer fields. We wish we could have done one of the woodsy trails but were told that the mosquitoes were really biting
Written February 16, 2019
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