National Parks / Natural World
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Fort Lauderdale
Where is it at?
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
3109 E. Sunrise Blvd
Tel: 954 564-4521
Where are we going today?
Down at the beach in Florida but fancy taking a stroll through a tropical paradise? Lucky Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is just a short walk away!
The former estate of Hugh Taylor Birch, this little oasis is perfect for families and kids - there are so many activities!
You can rent a canoe and make your way along the freshwater lagoon. Maybe cast that line and enjoy some fishing from the seawall! Fishing is allowed in any of the public areas and the Seawall.
If you want some low key quiet time, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park has trails that you can take a stroll along - maybe you'll be lucky and spot some local wildlife. Cyclists and skaters have their own paved park road, so it really can be a relaxing stroll!
It's Florida - so there's sun! Which also means it's great weather for a picnic. The park have several shaded picnic areas with BBQ grills for you to cook up some tasty family treats, that you can enjoy under their pavilions if you want some shade.
For those active kids, there is also a fun playground area where they can play, run, and climb!
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is also a great way for kids to learn about the area! Friday mornings are the time where ranger-guided walks come out to play, and you can wander round the different ecosystems and historical spots (such as the Mangroves!). There are also live animal presentations every Saturday!
Fancy seeing a snake up close? Be brave - you can do it! A beautiful little oasis near the bustle of Fort Lauderdale.
How much does it cost?
- Adults$6 per vehicle above 2 people. $4 single occupancy. $2 pedestrians or cyclists.
When can we go?
8am until sundown
365 days a year.
Bring your own food and get on their BBQ grills to enjoy a lovely family picnic!.
Any Top Tips?
The Visitor Center is open 9am - 5pm on weekends and holidays. Admission is free with paid park admission! It's also the former home of Hugh Taylor Birch!.
What people are saying?
by Lexi Here
What a generous and appreciated donation by the late Hugh Taylor Birch. Walking through the woods, seeing the Gopher Tortoise, various birds, and crabs so near to what has become of the area, was a true delight. $4 paid to enter and worth it.
by vanessa chandler
Beautiful spot. Not a spider fan? I suggest a different park. Alot I'd writing spiders everywhere. Also bring a car or bike or else your feet will hurt. I liked the water side a lot.
by Brent Herrington
My favorite park in Browad County. From hanging out with a few freinds to a full on event or party, this park caters to everything. But, if u want a pavilion make sure you book in advanced. Theirs usually a waiting list. But if your willing to rough it without the pavilion, theirs plenty of park to explore.
Walking trails, running, biking, fishing, playgrounds, access to fresh water, beach side,& intercoastal...
by Betty Bentley
I visited this park when i was in elementary school and after all these years i will get the chance to visit again this park has had such an impression on me i fell in love with my husband here and its been over 45years an we are still together he was my elemetary boy fr love this park come visit this park
by Clint Ottinger
I was just strolling down the beach and noticed the sign; there wasn't much for employees. I wasn't even sure where they were. But it's a park; no assistance was needed. There was a lot of wildlife; saw a couple interesting birds and lizards. Being from the desert the plants and trees seemed almost rain forest for a dry climate guy like me. Definitely recommend it for an easy stroll in the shade.