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West Palm Beach, FL Parks Guide

The West Palm Beach community, located in southern Florida, is a popular tourist town that offers an abundance of attractions for visitors and local residents to enjoy. If you would like to relocate your family to this large city on the coast, there are many beautiful homes for sale in the area that are located close to the sandy shores for you to choose from.

Most families with small children like to find out more information about local attractions before moving to a brand new town. If you and your family enjoy exploring the great outdoors and taking part in outdoor activities, there are several community parks in the West Palm Beach area that you are sure to love. Listed below are more details on four of the local parks and community centers that South Florida residents enjoy visiting.


Coleman Park Community Center

  • Hours of Operation:
    • Monday – Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Closed on Sunday
  • Address: 1116 21st Street; West Palm Beach, FL 33407
  • Phone: (561) 804-4965

Coleman Park Community Center is a fun location for children of all ages. This center has room for visitors to play several active sports, including basketball, tennis, and shuffleboard. There are two picnic shelters available, as well as a children’s playground and a wet play area for those hot summer days.

Grassy Waters Preserve

  • Hours of Operation:
    • Monday – Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Address: 8264 Northlake Blvd; West Palm Beach, FL 33412
  • Phone: (561) 804-4985
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This nature preserve brings you deep into the Florida Everglades for a fun filled visit full of educational and recreational activities. The Grassy Water Preserve, also known as the GWP, serves as the local community conservation center and provides fresh drinking water to more than 130,000 residents of the West Palm Beach area. This location was once the headquarters of the Everglades system and it is the Water Catchment Area for the city of West Palm Beach. Many visitors enjoy the wetlands wildlife sanctuary as well as visiting Apoxee Park, which is located inside the preserve. The park represents a series of planned parks in the region and has been set aside for preservation as well as public recreational use.

Phipps Skate Park

  • Hours of Operation:
    • Wednesday – Friday from 3:00 p.m. to Sunset.
    • Saturday & Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to Sunset.
    • Closed Monday & Tuesday
  • Address: 4715 S. Dixie Hwy; West Palm Beach, FL 33405
  • Phone: (561) 835-7170

Families with children and teens who love to skate can visit this fun and safe area located on S. Dixie Highway. Phipps Skate Park features 23,000 square feet of concrete base surfaces with several ramps and decks constructed out of Skate-Lite Pro skating surface. Helmets are mandatory at this outdoor facility and waivers must be signed by a parent or legal guardian if a skater is under the age of 18. BMX bikes are welcome on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Howard Park

  • Hours of Operation:
    • Monday – Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • Closed Sunday
  • Address: 1302 Park Avenue; West Palm Beach, FL 33401
  • Phone: (561) 804-4950

Howard Park Community Center is a 13.8 acre park that offers street side parking along Lake Avenue and lot parking at Parker Avenue. The park is named after D.D. “Dad” Howard, who was the first Superintendent of Streets and Public Spaces in the city. There are several amenities available at this pleasant community park, including a tennis center with seven courts available, two basketball courts, a shuffleboard court, a large softball field, a multipurpose field that may be used for picnics and playtime, two children’s playground areas, a pavilion, walking trails, a dog park, and an indoor community center.

Experiencing the Park in West Palm Beach, FL

These great community parks offer a variety of amenities for you and your family members to enjoy. Once you are ready to experience something besides the ocean and sand of Florida’s beaches, you should take the family on a picnic at one of these great locations. There are several other parks located in the West Palm Beach area, as well as a number of aquatic centers, and youth activity centers for you to check out as well.

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