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“Great Way to Experience Old Florida”
5 of 5 bubbles 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)
Palm Beach, FL
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88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
“Great Way to Experience Old Florida”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

This Park, near the intersection of Forest Hill Blvd and the Florida Turnpike, captures and preserves what much of South Florida was like before the invasion of sun-hungry Northerners. Flat empty space, lakes, grasslands, and a few trees sprinkled in. As such, if you are in search of fast-paced and dramatic excitement, this may not be quite for you. But if you are looking for a quiet and at times serene environment in a large metropolitan area of suburbs, if you want to observe wildlife, if you want to have a quick escape for a picknick or canoeing or biking, this may be your place. And, for a few days every year, even fast-paced action is to be had, when the (world?) championships of water skiing are held here.

Visited May 2013
7 Thank LeoPB
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Tampa, Florida
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great park!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

I love going to this park. There really is something for everyone. The fitness trails are great. My dogs really enjoy going to the dog park there. It's nice to even just have a leisurely walk around. The playgrounds are nice too and there are nice shelters to have a picnic or BBQ. I highly recommend this park.

Visited February 2013
Thank 2bostons2ppl
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Lake Worth, Florida, Usa
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92 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“been going to Okeeheelee for 20+ years”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

world class bmx track, world class waterski club (must have membership) and some wonderful fitness trails. Baseball, soccer fields abound. Lots of picnic areas and pavilions can be rented. You can rent canoes there. Bathrooms on site. There is also a golf course on the east end of park. Its a county park and a well run one !

Visited March 2013
1 Thank Laura P
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187 reviews
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“Big. Something for everyone.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

You name it for outdoors and you can find it here. Nice trails, some wildlife, boats, segways, bikes, fields. A very large park.

Visited March 2013
Thank HomerToronto
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Family Park”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

Great family park but I never see much in the way of wildlife up there. I know others may say they see things all the time but I have visited more than once and came away with the same impression. Its a little far from my home and if I'm not going to view more wildlife than I've seen so far, I probably won't go again.

Thank banana55
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