This is one of our favorite places to share with out of town guests, particularly if they live in the northern states. Going to the park is a taste of what Florida was in the past, before the condos and the theme parks. Nature is the theme here; there are boardwalks for strolling and many benches for sitting and watching the river. The observation tower gives a lovely view. This is a great spot for families. Picnics and birthday parties are common and there is a play area for kids. Those areas are away from the boardwalks so the serenity is not disturbed.