1040 E. Newport Center Dr.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Phone: (954) 570-8887
Fax: (954) 428-7638
Water is a major focus of this park, as the name suggests, so you'll find plenty of fun activities during a visit here. Among the most unusual is a water skiing training center where you can rocket around attached to a mechanical tow rope - no need for a boat. In the 430 acres (174.01 hectares) of space here, you can also go canoeing, paddle boating, swimming, windsurfing, camping, picnicking, bicycling and miniature golfing. Or you can just revel in this pretty park that is, indeed, quiet.
Ski over calm waters year round at this fantastic facility located within the Quiet Waters Park. Ski Rixen offers a controlled environment and placid waters perfect for a whole range of watersports from wakeboarding to slalom. Top-of-the-line equipment and experienced professionals ensure a safe and fun environment for visitors. The facility has a pro shop offering equipment rentals as well. For those who wish to take up cable skiing, the center also offers a range of lessons.
Located on an island bordered by the Royal Palm Waterway, Hillsboro Canal and the Intracoastal Waterway, this "urban wilderness area" features an 8.5-acre mangrove swamp filled with wildlife and two nature trails, the Coquina and the Mangrove Trail. Self-guided trail maps are available at the Deerfield Island Park's office. The park can only be accessed by boat, but the Park Department provides free boat service to and from the island. Boats depart from and return to the Sullivan Park floating boat dock, located along Riverview Road and Hillsboro Boulevard. Opens daily at 8am.
Located on the beautiful eastern coast of Deerfield Beach, a charming coastal community, the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier is the hot spot for avid fishermen, where they can fish all day long, seven days a week. The pier stretches for 976 feet (297.48 meters). Live bait is available on site from pier vendors. The pier offers beautiful views of the ocean and beach, and curious non-fishers can walk the pier for a small fee.
Located on either side of Coconut Creek's Sample Road, Tradewinds Park offers 627 acres (253.73 hectares) of tranquility. The north side of the park includes a farm and farmhouse museum, that aims at providing education along with recreation. Guests can enjoy pony rides, guided horse trail rides or hop onto a steam train that operates once a month. The south area features a fishing lake with pier, disc golf course and trails for walking and hiking. South Florida's famous attraction, Butterfly World, is also nestled here.
Pompano Beach Golf Course is located approximately seven miles north of Fort Lauderdale and remains very busy year round. It offers two courses, each 18 holes. The Palms Course is 6,366 yards, par 71, The Pines Course is 6,886 yards, par 72. Although caddies are not available, unrestricted walking is permitted and golf carts are included in the greens fees. The facility permits shoes with metal spikes on both courses.
Located in the University Center on Boca Raton's Florida Atlantic University campus, this 2400-seat auditorium is used for several University functions including comedy shows, homecoming ceremonies and FAU Theatre Department performances. The venue also hosts big-name concerts and musicals. In fact, the most exciting theater programs in the southeastern United States are mostly held here.
Conveniently located just north of Fort Lauderdale, Palm-Aire Country Club is the largest and most complete full-service golf facility in South Florida. The golf features four well-conditioned golf courses, including two Fazio-designed classics. Palm-Aire has become a must-play destination for South Florida golfers.
A great park for the hiking enthusiast, this 247-acre (99.95-hectare) "urban wilderness area" and wildlife refuge contains numerous hiking trails, that can be used by everyone, including a wheelchair-accessible boardwalk. Recreational and educative activities are regularly organized at Fern Forest Nature Park. The nature center also includes a butterfly bridge, an observation platform, a sensory garden and sculptures. Call for additional information.
The Carolina Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course with a Devlin-VonHagge design. They are a prestigious semi-private and social club that's open to the public to enjoy. The club is known for its history and tradition, serving as a past qualifying site for the PGA tour's Honda Classic. The majority of our members and guests are attracted to the high quality, condition, consistency and playability on the 6,584-yard 18-hole par 71 golf course - a design that cements the long-standing relationship between golf, nature, and "Old Man Par". Carolina Club is a well conditioned course with smooth running greens. It has a very interesting and challenging layout that is protected well by water. You can count on it to be in great shape year round. The Carolina also boasts one of the finest clubhouse grills in the South Florida region. Though the course does not measure long, the four par 5's are very good tests of golf.
Florida without water would be...well, Kansas. Likewise, to come to the Sunshine State without doing something on or in all that water seems...well, you get it. So get in it or on it, perhaps both if you're not too coordinated, at this operation that rents waverunners, sailboats, kayaks, surfboards, boogie boards, small motorboats and pretty much anything that moves on H2O. For those who absolutely refuse to have anything to do with the wet stuff, there are umbrellas and lounge chairs for rent, tanning oil for sale and a Captain Jack's Oceanfront Tiki Bar here at this watersports center tucked behind the Royal Vista Beach Resort. Waverunners can be hired but you've got to be 20 years old to rent one, but no other skills are required. They can also get you floating about in the sky over the water on a parasailing trip.
Fort Lauderdale Stadium built in 1962, was once the spring training spot for the New York Yankees. The 25-acre stadium serves as the training ground for the Baltimore Orioles. With seating for up to 8,340 people, this is a great place to come and watch the Orioles train. Ticket prices are low for pre-season games, and if you're lucky, you might catch a baseball and get it autographed by your favorite player.