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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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  • We went here to use the frisbee golf course. We had never played before, and really just did our own thing despite the listed par at each tee. It was fun. I had ordered frisbees made specifically for ...  more »
  • You would never expect such a big park with so many different things to do. From fishing biking running boating dog walking. Truly the best park in Palm Beach County minus the ocean.  more »
  • This was great to see a friends son compete with his dirt bike here. It was exciting but nerve racking as it looks like it can be dangerous at times.  more »
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  • 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.
  • This track is run 100% by volunteers!!! Admission to watch is FREE!! Plenty of seating. Perfect Family Fun Night Out FOR ALL AGES!! Bring the entire family Friday Nights for an EXCITING new experience. Gates open 6:30, races start approximately 8:00. Delicious hamburgers, chicken tenders, hot dogs, French fries, and more! at Kelly's Concession Snack Bar - You won't find better food for this price anywhere in town! You don't have to ride a bike to enjoy the sport - Come AND CHEER ALL THE RACERS!! Wonderful sport for all ages. Start winning trophies as soon as your first day! PLEASE, remember EVERYONE working here has volunteered their time - That can be you at the top of a curve, making announcements, or showing off your cooking skills - for more information on volunteering or riding - just ask any one of the great people volunteering 😁👍💗
  • The park is large, and excellent for big groups. There are several things to do like BMX, Baseball, boating and fishing. There is a convenient dog park that's decently sized. They close the park at 6PM but allow entry to the Baseball fields. I'm not wearing of camping being a option either. I'd definitely recommend visiting.
  • I take my dogs here for their daily walks. This is my favorite park in Palm Beach. Friendly people and really clean! Huge park for long walks and so many activities to do. The nature center is great for family activities. Great place for photography, too!
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