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 completed in June 1996. Covering over 1,700 acres (690 ha), 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, such as phase 5 which was 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 90 acres (36 ha) of original natural habitat, is the Okeeheelee Nature Center. Finished in 1996, it consists of more than 2 miles (3.2 km) 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, 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.
There is a dog park in Okeeheelee Park called Pooch Pines. There are three areas, two for large dogs, and one for small dogs. The hours are the same as the rest of the park, except it is closed from noon to 3 p.m on Wednesdays for maintenance.
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We have been coming here on a regular basis ever since we moved in the area over 20 years ago, and it will never bore us! The variety of amenities in this park is astonishing to say the least. The..... more
We have been coming here on a regular basis ever since we moved in the area over 20 years ago, and it will never bore us! The variety of amenities in this park is astonishing to say the least. The..... more »
Excellent dog park area. One for small dogs one for large. My pets love it. The people you meet are invariably nice.
Excellent dog park area. One for small dogs one for large. My pets love it. The people you meet are invariably nice. more »
Awesome went canoeing and had a blast. Don't forget to tip the dock worker. Went again and still had a great time. Just wish the canoes were fixed but kayaks were great and biking was easy and quick too.
Perfect place to take the kids, the family or just for a couples picnic. You can go bike riding, rollerblading, play tennis, golf, water sports, baseball, soccer, etc. The kids enjoyed the park each time we go because there is always something to do. You will need to bring your own equipment like skates and tennis racket but I think they have bicycle rentals. All in all the place is great for outdoor activities. Lots of shaded area too 👍😎
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