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“Beautiful Park”
Review of Okeeheelee Park

Okeeheelee Park
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: HOURS: Sunrise - Sunset lighted court facilities open until 9:00 pm lighted athletic fields (permit required) open until 10:00 pm AMENITIES baseball fields, lighted (5) bicycle paths (8 miles) BMX track boat launching area (freshwater fishing lake, non-motorized) boat launching ramp (water ski lake) (2) boat slips, day use only (19) disc golf (18 holes) dog park, Pooch Pines equestrian center, Jim Brandon Equestrian Center 111-acre, world-class equestrian showplace covered arena open riding area training rings equestrian trail (8.11 miles) exercise course (20 stations, 1 mile) fishing (freshwater-stocked) golf course, Okeeheelee Public Golf Course 27 holes (3 nine-hole courses) chipping area driving range practice putting green pro shop snack bar lake frontage mountain biking (located on the east side of Pinehurst Drive, south of Forest Hill Boulevard) multipurpose fields, lighted (4) nature center, Okeeheelee Nature Center (hours vary) exhibit hall with live animals meeting rooms outdoor classroom rental facilities nature trail, interpretive (0.75 mile) nature trails (1.2 miles) parking boat/trailer parking (water ski lake/freshwater fishing lake) regular parking picnic areas with grills, single table picnic pavilions (Alligator, Micanopy, Osceola, Tuskeegee), reserved group (4) picnic shelters, family picnic shelters, single table pier (fishing) playground, including playground safety play structure (ages 2-5 years) play structure (ages 5-12 years) rental concession (call for hours) canoe/kayak/pedal boat rentals 561/304-1344 bicycle rentals 561/304-1344 restroom facilities softball fields, lighted (4) tennis courts, lighted (8) volleyball, grass courts (1) walking paths (8 miles) water skiing courses (permit and fee required) (5)
NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Beautiful Park”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

This park is huge, clean and has so much to offer. There are Segway tours, kayak and paddleboat rentals and tons of free things to do. Miles of trails, excercise circuits, playgrounds, sports fields. A great place to spend a day!

Visited February 2012
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“HUGE park, BMX, ball field, canoeing, more READ ME and let me know if helpfulhelpful”
Reviewed January 18, 2012

This park is huge and VERY well kept.

Okeeheelee Park is located on Forest Hill Blvd, west of Jog Road. There is a golf course, numerous ball fields of different types, a BMX race track (complete with team), much water, canoe and other boat rentals, I have seen people waterskiing as they also have an annual water ski show, there is an excellent nature center which, in itself, is a reason to visit the park. They have a summer camp (that is a highly sought after, excellent camp!) and year-round activities and programs such as going into their deer enclosure, raptor talks (up close and personal with birds of prey), earth day events, dissecting owl pellets, dipnetting, and much more. You'd have to check for their schedule. Usually there is a suggested donation for each activity. They also have a small gift shop area.

There are many trails to walk, even guided through the nature center, will see possibly owls, eagles, bats, and more - depending on time of year, time of day/night. They have outstanding educational programs.

I use the park mainly for the nature center - which has an enormous lot of land. But the rest of the park, itself, is simply enormous. There are many jogging, rollerblading, bike trails throughout the park. It is very popular for those trying to keep active. There is even a fenced in Doggy park to bring your canine friend!

I have, literally, never been to another park in the area that is even close to as amazing as this park. Nothing else that I know of has all of these amenities, such an awesome nature center, is so well - kept, has so much to offer. It's a beautiful park and has much to offer.

Please let me know if this has been helpful.

Also, the nature center is set way back on the property - drive in and keep driving, it will eventually be a turn on your left. I have seen raccoons, deer, wild sandhill cranes, and more. Great walking trails back there with the shade of the trees. :-)

Visited September 2011
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Favorite Park and FREE”
Reviewed January 6, 2012

This is our favorite park in West Palm Beach area, the nature center is awesome with a lot of animals and activities for the kids and so many playgrounds and beautiful views. Also, great to bike, play sports and they even have a dog park! Love this park

Visited January 2012
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West Palm Beach, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
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“Big Park”
Reviewed December 31, 2011

Bring my dog to the pooch pines park located in the back of okeeheelee. Anyway great place to kayak, walk, jog, bike etc. I love this park. They even have a golf course, have not played yet....

Visited December 2011
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Vero Beach, Florida
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“Nature at it's best”
Reviewed December 10, 2011

A true gem! Well maintained. favorite place to fish or picnic. Incredible sunsets. Great place to relax and enjoy nature.

Visited November 2011
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