Okeeheelee Park is located in West Palm Beach, Florida, United States. It is managed by the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department. The original site for the park was purchased in 1973, and at the time only about 10% (90 acres) of the area was in its natural state. After 23 years of reclamation, the park was not completed in June, 1996. Covering over 900acre, the park encompasses two lakes; with access for boating, fishing, water skiing, and radio controlled boating. Okeeheelee's construction was split into 6 phases, however some did not make it. Like phase 5 which was supposed to be a water park.Plan to visit Okeeheelee Park during your West Palm Beach vacation using our convenient West Palm Beach visit planner.
The park has amenities for many types of sports, including a 27 hole golf course, with pro shop and clubhouse, baseball fields, tennis courts, and a BMX biking area.
There is both a fitness trail and bike trail that snakes between the lakes, with many pavilions and picnic areas along the way.
At the north end of the park, situated on the original 90acre of original natural habitat, is the Okeeheelee Nature Center. Finished in 1996, it consists of more than 2mi of trails, which travel through the Pine Flatwoods habitat. The trail includes interpretive signs, trailside benches, and an elevated blind. There is also a Butterfly Garden, Braille Trail, and Marsh viewing blinds. Inside are live animal exhibits, interactive displays, and a Gift Shop. There are also educational programs for both adults and children.
Okeeheelee Park Reviews
This is a huge, impressive park with something for everyone; nature centre and nature trails, lakes, hiking paths, boat hire, tennis courts, golf course, dog park, equestrian Centre and even a water.... more »
well maintained park - great for our little dog and walking around. Clean - patrolled - organized - small and big dog separate areas. more »
We got here early and walked the nature trail before it got too hot. We only saw 2 people. It was very quiet and peaceful. The nature trail is well maintained. The park itself is incredible. It is huge with so many different areas surrounding the lakes. Golf course, Frisbee course, pooch park, picnic area and so much more!
Safe fun in the sun... great family experience. Always wanted to try water sports great safe inexpensive way to have all day fun with the family. My daughter had a great instructor. He made her experience the best.
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