PSL, FL 34953
Oak Hammock Park (PSL) has 2 nice (short) walking trails
1982 Southwest Villanova Road, Port St Lucie, Florida
Tradition has a nice park and fountains, also nice to walk around lake or play on the "green" with a ball at the downtown area.
Park on Oleander, just north of Midway...GREAT!
LARGE grass field to play baseball, kickball, fly a kite, throw a frisbee, etc...it is fabulous! There is a REALLY nice nature trail there too! The playground is good for little ones & for bigger kids too. There are a few picnic tables, lots of parking and it is NOT near the street!! There are bathrooms there too.
I HIGHLY recommend it! *I would recommend that parents do NOT let their children go alone on the nature trail...safety reasons nowadays*
Jaycee Park on south beach Fort Pierce...FUN, FUN, FUN! You can make an ALL DAY of it there....lots of the same things as the park on Oleander...BUT NO nature trail (there IS a beautiful river/beach there...so bring your swimsuits/towels/sunscreen). There are TWO playgrounds (one is HUGE & LOTS of fun for the older children/teens and there is a small one for toddlers/young ones). We REALLY like this park too!!
Jetty on South Beach...it is BEAUTIFUL to see the inlet, the boats, the ocean...we've seen dolphin, manatee, pelicans, crabs, lots of fish (people catch fish there all the time). It has bathrooms, lots of parking, small covered boardwalk/tables....pack your swimsuits/towels/sunscreen! Make a day of it on the beach...FUN!!
Heathcote Botanical Gardens
210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce
Heathcote Botanical Gardens began in 1985 as an effort to save an important green space in an area of increasing urbanization. This valuable foresight is especially appreciated today as our region continues to develop. The gardens have been refined over the years and continue to grow with expansion plans now on the horizon. www.heathcotebotanicalgardens.org
5400 St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie
A St. Lucie County environmental learning center dedicated to educational programs that foster an awareness and appreciation of the natural world, an understanding of ecosystems and sustainability, and a sense of stewardship toward Florida and all its inhabitants.
Savannas State Preserve Walton Road, Port St. Lucie
The preserve provides a glimpse of the largest remaining fresh water marsh on the east coast of Florida. It offers a multi-use trail for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. This area is ideal for wildlife viewing and anoeing. November through April interpretive activities, guided canoe and walking trips are conducted.
www.floridastateparks.org/savannas/default.cfm Martin County
Stuart Museum (the old feed store in downtown) and the Riverfront boardwalk
Indian Riverside Park and the Fountains in Jensen Beach
1707 NE Indian River Dr
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
Hobe Sound Nature Center
Blake Library Story hour is the best (Martin County) & has a great "exploration lab" which is basically a huge room full of great toys the kids can freely play with as long as the room is not in use for story hour
"Family Place" with the Martin County Library System is great for walkers to 3
www.library.martin.fl.us/childrensworld/carousel/carousel.htm The Bathtub Beach, can still be reached by parking at the Chastain Beach parking lot just before it and walking over (it is best to go at low tide). Website to check for tides
Jensen Beach Causeway Park - under the bridge there is a playground, we bring a packed lunch, have lunch on the water and play at the park afterwards.
Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center- Every other Wednesday from 9:30am - 11:30am there is a homeschool class www.floridaoceanographic.org/
Sewall's Point / Ocean Breeze Park kids can wade in the Indian River or play on shady park. www.neighborhoodscout.com/fl/jensen-beach/sewalls-point
Children's Museum , Jensen Beach www.childrensmuseumtc.com Halpatioke park is awesome (and covered) & has great hiking trails,
4404 Burns Road Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Dubois Park in Jupiter. It's near the inlet and has a lagoon that is not too deep and great for kids to swim in, a lazy river and the water is crystal clear. Awesome for a day at the beach http://www.pbcgov.com/parks/locations/dubois.htm
Add some local history to it (right there at the inlet) and make it a history lesson so beach day turns into a mini unit study of science, history, geography and PE :)
http://www.lrhs.org/htmlPages/dubois.htm A Whole Latte Fun- Have a coffee and watch your kids play!