Miami Lakes Optimist Park

Associated Agency: 
Miami Lakes, Town of

With 99 parks in Miami Lakes, there is a park within 10 minutes of walking distance from every resident. This allows every Town resident to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of the Town's lush and green nature landscaping. At Optimist Park, we have 1/4 mile lighted walking path, 4 baseball fields, one softball field, 2 soccer fields, 2 flag football fields, 4 outdoor basketball courts, 4 outdoor tennis courts, three picnic pavilions, and three batting cages with lighting.

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Everglades Holiday Park

This 39-acre park, long nicknamed the "Gateway to the Everglades," is located at the western end of Griffin Road, off U.S. 27 in Water Conservation Area 3. The park offers airboat rides, boat ramps, fishing, wildlife viewing, food concessions, boat rentals, alligator shows, animal encounters, and guided Naturalist Tours. Patrons may also view the beautiful scenery of the Everglades, River of Grass, by hiking around the lake and on the levee adjacent to the park.

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Hollywood North Beach Park

Associated Agency: 
Broward County Parks and Recreation

Popular Hollywood North Beach Park, a 56-acre park acquired by Broward County in 1988 and located at A1A and Sheridan Street, provides access to 1.1 miles of the City of Hollywood's public beach and beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Amenities include parking lots (fees apply) with beach access, picnic areas, two shelters for rent, fishing piers along the Intracoastal, Loggerhead Pocket Park, and four other pocket parks along the Intracoastal Waterway.

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Anne Kolb Nature Center

Associated Agency: 
Broward County Parks and Recreation Division

When the Anne Kolb Nature Center opened on February 10, 1996, it was the culmination of a lengthy process that involved many years of planning and development. Today, the nature center complex is a 1,500-acre coastal mangrove wetland that's home to a wide variety of plants and animals, including some threatened and endangered species. Fossil-fuel boats are not permitted in the open waters and on the paddling trails of West Lake. Trail maps are available at the visitor center. The nature center is part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.

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Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State Parks

Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State park is located in Islamorada Florida. Our mission is to provide resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources. Windley Key is open to the public Thursday- Monday and features nature trails and an educational center. Guided tours are offered from December to April on Friday, Saturday and Sundays at 10 am and 2 pm. Volunteer opportunities and other educational programs are offered throughout the year.

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West Lake Park

Associated Agency: 
Broward County Parks and Recreation

West Lake Park is situated in southeastern Broward County, occupying a three-mile strip of mangrove estuary and uplands immediately west of the Intracoastal Waterway within the cities of Hollywood and Dania Beach. West Lake has 47,800 feet of waterfront with an additional 20,600 feet of mangrove-fringed shoreline along the interior waterways. The ecological importance of the relationships between mangroves, our coastal waters, and the adjacent uplands cannot be overemphasized.

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Miami-Dade County Parks Disability Services

Associated Agency: 
Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces

Miami-Dade Parks operates an adapted archery program for individuals who have physical or visual disabilities. Adapted equipment and instruction is provided. The program is open to children and adults with physical or visual disabilities. This program is part of the overall adapted sports program operated by Miami-Dade Parks Disability Services Paralympic Sport Club Program.

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YMCA Miami Lakes Youth Center

Associated Agency: 
YMCA of South Florida

The YMCA at the Miami Lakes Optimist Park is a youth Center where teens from Miami Lakes come to learn, grow, and thrive. As team members of our community we have a responsibility to encourage and motivate our future leaders. Here at our YMCA Youth Center we take pride in forming educational relationships with our parents and participants!

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Constitution Park

Associated Agency: 
City of Deerfield Beach

Located in Deer Creek, offers over eight acres of beautifully landscaped rails and amenities. Constitution Park is home to our Arboretum (Tree Zoo) with over 325 exotic trees displayed along a one-half mile path, the "Zeke" Landis Nursery, and rain forest.

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Pioneer Park

Associated Agency: 
City of Deerfield Beach

This 13.7-acre park along the water includes lighted baseball fields, picnic areas, and an upgraded playground facility which includes a splash pad water feature, a tennis facility and a boat ramp leading into the Hillsboro Canal that has ocean access.

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