The Best Parks & Outdoor Activities in South Palm Beach County

Posted by Jeremy Olsher on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 at 11:02am.

The beautiful South Florida weather that we wait all summer for has arrived, and isn’t it amazing? These cool mornings that turn into warm, sunny afternoons have us feeling like the luckiest people in the United States right now! It’s undoubtedly the best time to be outside, and Palm Beach County is full of wonderful parks, nature trails, and golf courses.

Aside from enjoying a beach day, here are some of our favorite things to do outside right now!

Our Favorite Public Golf Courses

Osprey Point Golf Club (West Boca Raton)

Delray Beach Golf Club (Delray Beach)

Palm Beach Par 3 Executive Course (Palm Beach)

Palm Beach National Golf and Country Club (Lake Worth)

Atlantis Country Club (Atlantis)

Winston Trails Golf Club (Lake Worth)

Westchester Country Club (Westchester)

Park Ridge (Lake Worth)

Southwinds Golf Course (Boca Raton)

Okeeheelee Golf Course (West Palm Beach)

 

Activities for Kids

The Girl's: pick strawberries and enjoy up-close encounters with goats, birds, donkeys, pigs, and more.

Patch Reef Park: Great walking trails, a playground and splash pad

Barrier Free Park: My 18-month-old daughter’s favorite playground and splash pad

Catherine Strong Park: Playground and splash pad

 

Great Places to Enjoy Nature

El Rio Trail: Walk or bike this 6.7-mile trail which runs through Boca Raton and spot turtles, great blue herons, owls, butterflies and iguanas along the canal.

Green Cay Nature Center & Wetlands: A one-mile boardwalk that overlooks 100 acres of wetland. Great for spotting birds, alligators, iguanas and turtles!

Wakodahatchee Wetlands: A smaller version of Green Cay

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge: 145,189 acres of northern Everglades and cypress swamp. Lots of great walking trails and wildlife to be spotted!

Delray Oaks Natural Area: a quiet, peaceful place to enjoy a walk through the woods.

Lake Ida Park: boat ramps, playgrounds, a dog park, walking trails, and more!

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

 

Other Fun Outdoor Activities

Putt’n Around Mini Golf

Play or watch tennis at the Delray Beach Tennis Center

Delray Green Market: Held every Saturday from 9-2, it's a great place to shop from 65 premier food vendors

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