Davie Homeowners Can Play Outdoors – Even in January
While the rest of the country is dealing with winter storms, record low temperatures, fires and mudslides, thing have been pretty quiet here in Davie lately. Our mild temperatures give us the chance to continue to enjoy the South Florida outdoors. If you’re a proud owner of Davie real estate, a great place for outdoor fun is Tree Tops Park.
About Tree Tops Park
Tree Tops Park is a natural haven in the middle of the city of Davie. It illustrates the love Davie and Broward County residents have for maintaining the greenspace that make Davie such a special place. In 1980, the area now devoted to Tree Tops Park was a dairy farm that developers wanted to turn into a golf community. After the County made it a protected area, the park was developed instead.
The Park encompasses 243 acres of land. Approximately 20 acres of that area is restored freshwater marsh that you can access on the 1,000-goot boardwalk. Pine Island Ridge is an archaeological site that covers about 200 acres of land. It is the highest natural elevation in Broward County at 29 feet above sea level.
The South Florida Trail Riders Association helped to develop an extensive network of horse trails. Riders bring their own horses to wander the seven miles of designated trails, some of which are in the Pine Island Ridge area.
When you want to pack a picnic and head to the park, you’ll find picnic tables and grills that are used on a first-come, first-served basis. While you’re setting out the food, the kids can amuse themselves in the playgrounds located in the picnic areas.
In addition, there are five picnic shelters. Two can accommodate 60-90 people, and three hold from 40-60 people. When you are organizing a large gathering, these picnic shelters are perfect. The shelters must be reserved, and there is a small fee that covers water, electricity, picnic tables and grills.
The park’s live oaks create a beautiful canopy for the nature trails. Three trails are available, including the Live Oak Trail, Seminole Trail and the Pine Ridge Trail. All trails have either a wood-chipped or paved trail bed.
The Marina offers swan and paddleboat rentals on the weekends. The park has 15 acres of lakes and waterways that can be used for boating and fishing. Fishing is permitted from the shore, pier or boats with the required license.
Oak Ridge Hall
Tree Tops Park also has space for business or personal gatherings. The Oak Ridge Hall is a 3,440 square foot building that offers meeting rooms, an outdoor pavilion and a catering kitchen. It has a maximum capacity of 180 people.
Tree Tops Park is just one of the ways you can enjoy the outdoors in Davie. If you’ve never been there, this winter would be a good time to visit!
And, if you need help with buying or selling real estate in Davie, be sure to call us at 954-242-8030 or send an email. As local residents and experienced real estate professionals, we’d be glad to help!