Palm Beach County has some of the best outdoor parks in the country. Wildlife, beaches and beautiful landscapes, Palm Beach County has it all. Here are a few of our favorite outdoor parks.
If you want to get a little history with your nature walk, Riverbend is the spot. It is adjacent to the Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park, site of two 1838 battles of the Second Seminole Indian War, and the Loxahatchee River, designated a National Wild and Scenic River, runs through it. There are 7 miles of equestrian trails and about 10 miles of walking trails. Fishing and picnicking areas, too.
Located in Palm Beach Gardens between West Palm and Jupiter, Dyer is a 560-acre inland park is a good spot for running. There are nearly 5 miles of paved biking/pedestrian trails. There are also 7 miles of mountain bike trails, some of which are on a capped landfill
The park may not be gigantic like some other county parks, but it’s got one unique amenity: It’s adjacent to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, which is South Florida’s largest public garden.
Dubois is a spread-out park along the Jupiter Inlet and one of the area’s most visually attractive parks, from the roped-off snorkeling lagoon that’s a favorite of families to the excellent views the Jupiter Lighthouse.
Carlin Park has a restaurant for breakfast and lunch beloved by locals — the Lazy Loggerhead Cafe. There’s an Amphitheatre that features everything from concerts to Shakespeare in the Park productions. There’s a bocce court, softball field, tennis, walking and exercise trails and plenty of picnic pavilions.
Okeeheelee Park is located in West Palm Beach is a beautiful beach that includes tennis courts, bike tracks, a BMX course, baseball fields, a boat launching ramp and more.