Okeeheelee Park, West Palm Beach
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
Amazing incredibly large Park lots of wooded areas or kinds of trees, plants, pond, lakes, butterflies, squirrels, birds, play area, dog park within the park, paved trails for walking and bicycle riding featuring I nature center. Tables and benches and grills on-site. If you want to have a big party there's a really big grilling area with many benches and tables under a large gazebo. The sheriff and mounted horse patrol in an exceptionally landscaped and well-maintained Park makes it safe for all.
I bicycle regularly to this wonderful park and it is always a great experience. Aside from the beautiful public golf course it has tennis courts, frisbee golf, a large dog park, paddle boat & kayak rentals and an excellent exercise track. This park is popular for picnics and organized soccer teams. The nature center has interesting exhibits and informed rangers. It is an amazing park that was built on an old trash site. A gem of Palm Beach County.
Plan your trip to West Palm Beach
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
Side trips from West Palm Beach
Kid-friendly things to do in West Palm Beach
Hidden gems in West Palm Beach
Nearby attractions in West Palm Beach
Plans to Okeeheelee Park by other users
15 days in West Palm Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in West Palm Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in West Palm Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in West Palm Beach & Boone BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in West Palm Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in West Palm Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium