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“Perfect for Picnics”

Deerfield Island Park
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Pack a lunch...take the little ferry over and enjoy paradise!
Bring a book and stay for the day. You can fish there. You can pretend you have your own island.

Thank Heidi F
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

Lots of different areas for one fairly small island. Despite its size, we spent several hours. It's nice because it's fairly secluded. I think there we're 8 people on the whole island.

1  Thank JiCiT
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

This facility easily accommodate a large group/social gathering. While pricey, it was very clean and spacious, with breakfast included in the price.

3  Thank Tom K
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

Very good for who likes the outdoor, little place of Florida that has been untouched.
Park has 2 trails with picnic area, small playground for the kids and if you like fishing you can do it in some areas of the park.
Free boat shuttle to the island and I found out there that the island has a history with the gangster Al Capone.
Tips: Don't go on very hot days .

2  Thank 40Florida
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

We took some friends with a 5 year old to the island on a Sunday afternoon. The park is operated by the Broward County Parks Department. It is open only on Saturdays and Sundays. Access is by a park department boat leaving from the city park which is located on the north side of the Hillsboro Bridge. There are two trails on the island. Either one is about a twenty minute walk. The island has a ranger station, various grills and picnic tables as well as a covered pavillon. A sandlot playground is located near the restrooms in the center of the island for young children offering swings and a climbing wall. The area has a combination of native and invasive vegetation. Once on the island, one hears the wind and the birds without the sounds of the adjacent urban activities or the intra-coastal boat traffic noise. There is a family of foxes living on the island as well as other animals such as gopher turtles An observation dock on the intra-coastal side has a four seat bench to watch the boats. The noted gangster Al Capone attempted to purchase the island in the 1920's and build a comound, but was unsuccessful. This is a great way to spend a few hours walking sand/dirt trails observing nature on a weekend. Enjoy.

3  Thank Esti93
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