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.
Close to the beachside shops, the park can be found at 3109 E. Sunrise Bvd in Fort Lauderdale!Get directions
$6 per vehicle above 2 people. $4 single occupancy. $2 pedestrians or cyclists.
Bring your own food and get on their BBQ grills to enjoy a lovely family picnic!
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!