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Okeeheelee Park, West Palm Beach

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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 chose the Nature Center and its trails for today's visit to this park. It is so large families would need to divide the area and do a different activity on each day. The Nature Center had small exh...  more »
  • I go to this park every Tuesday and Thursday morning when I visit West Palm Beach Florida. It is a fantastic place to run, walk or bike (I am a runner). There are paved bike trails to use or a wood ch...  more »
  • There is so much to do, hang out by lake, walk or bike the trails, rent a canoe, visit the history center, check out the BMX or skiing, or play a round of golf....So glad PB County has so many nice pa...  more »
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  • What a great park. We were at the dog park section. Got a playful pooch that needs room to romp, this is the place. There are separate fenced gated areas for dogs over/under 30 pounds. Our grand daughter does her soccer in this park. Great facility.
  • Came here for a church "father son" camp out. It was raining when we got there to set up our tent, it got cold during the night but man, that sunrise!! One of the most beautiful parks I have ever seen. Beautiful lake. If you play disc golf I HIGHLY recommend their course. It is pristine.
  • I love this park! It's great for a strolls or strenuous work outs with its winding pathways, exercise mechanisms, and hills to climb. Its very well-maintained. There are groups that work out regularly at this park. This park gives me a sense community within palm beach county.
  • Great park has a wonderful dog area. Lots of walking paths. Nature trails. Love it! Bring a picnic and make a day of it.
  • Great open park with multiple sitting and athletic areas throughout. Fitness and asphalt trails are always kept up. Easy access in and out of the park with plenty of parking. Great family locarion.
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