Monroe County Parks and Recreation

Lake view sunset

This scenic and ocean based area of Florida features 22 parks and beaches that comprise more than 100 acres from Stock Key to Key Largo. Beautiful beaches and a taste of historic Florida make Monroe County a great travel destination.

White Beaches of Harry Harris

Harry Harris Park

This park is 21-acres and a great place to take the family. It features 11 pavilions, 12 barbeques, 34 picnic tables, and is even pet friendly. 2 baseball fields and a basketball court offer sporting fun for its visitors. The beach is a major feature of the area, as the protected beach and swimming area provides safe swimming fun. A kiddie pool is also available for little ones to splash in the water, along with a playground for them to climb on. A deep water access boat ramp is also provided on site for excursions on the ocean. Come spend the day in the beautiful white sand and have a splash with your family.

Rowell's Waterfront Park
Photo courtesy of Cammy Clark

Key West Sports

Sports programs and leagues for both youth and adults are all featured here in beautiful Key West. For youth park goers, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, and softball are all offered. For adults, sports like bocce, flag football, rugby, and coed as well as men's softball are hosted as well. Look out for these sports and the locations where they are played in at the Key West website.

Rowell’s Waterfront Park

This 8 acre, waterfront park is dog friendly and a great place for kids to come and play. Kayak, canoe, and paddle board use is encouraged. This park is currently known as a passive park, promoting laid back afternoons and quiet swims. Improvements are in the works, though the wide-open views of the beach will be preserved for all to enjoy.

The Martello series of Forts

East and West Martello Civil War Forts

This west tower was originally used to house troops during the Spanish-American War. Later, the fort was used as a site for radio stations and anti-aircraft batteries. The Fort East Martello Museum was opened in 1950 and became the first museum of the Florida Keys. In 1972, it was added to the US National Register of Historic Places. Works by Cuban Folk artist Mario Sanchez and the famously haunted Robert the Doll have their home here. This celebrates the important history of Monroe County and is a great addition to the must-see sites of the area.

Monroe County is host to a wonderful array of aquatic sites and sites of historic significance. Come catch some rays in one of the most scenic counties in South Florida.