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Okeeheelee Park, West Palm Beach

4.7
#3 of 16 in Wildlife in 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.
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.
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  • This is a local park that has several lakes, Nature Center, walking trails, Golf, Tennis, and baseball fields, pavilions that can be rented etc.  more »
  • This is a comfortable and large park, rarely crowded, well maintained with a variety of scenery and benches. Great for a day and a barbecue.  more »
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  • 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.

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