St. Lucie County Parks and Recreation

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St. Lucie is a highly unique County that wears its rich resources right on its short sleeves. Take a horseback ride on the beach, head to Fairwinds for 9 holes, and visit the Savannas recreation area for a few tastes of St. Lucie County’s many options. 

Beachside Horseback Riding

The beaches of Hutchinson Island, located in Fort Pierce, are some of the very few beaches in Florida that permit horseback riding right along the beach. Rest assured, only the most beautiful beaches are reserved for this unique draw. Horseback riding in this scenic environment, as the waves crash and subside on your side, is ideal for family rides and secluded rides on the beach as a couple. Trained horses and guides are fully available so anyone can enjoy this wonderful activity.

Fairwinds Golf Course

This course is considered to be one of the finest on the Treasure Coast. It was even given 4 and a half stars on Golf Digest’s recommended places to stay. This course will provide a challenge to golfers while situated in the serene and secluded natural surroundings of Florida. Wildlife is abundant around Fairwinds. Keep an out for sand hill cranes, wild hogs, alligators, and maybe even a bald eagle. The course itself has a champion layout and hosts the St. Lucie County Amateur, Senior Amateur, & Junior Championships. A full service golf shop, instruction from PGA pros, practice facility, and even Di’Michelli’s restaurant are all offered on site.

Port St. Lucie Sports Leagues for Youth and Adults

There are sports leagues available for the entire family. Youth athletes can join leagues in basketball, softball, baseball, t-ball, football, cheerleading, and soccer. Adults are also welcome to play slowpitch softball in a variety of age groups. For more information, click here.

The Savannas Recreation Area

This destination is an outdoor recreation area which is great for camping, picnicking, fishing, and boating. The Trading Post is a “traditional crackerhouse” dating from 1890 to 1912 which was relocated to the park, and now used as the park’s office. This office’s cozy wrap around porch is ideal for gazing at the waters of the Savannas, as well as any wildlife that may walk, swim, or fly by. Five distinct biological communities thrive in the 550 acres of this great resource. Come explore the pine flatwoods, wet prairie, marsh lake, and scrub habitats as you travel from environment to environment, seeing the distinctions for yourself. Check out this one of a kind environment which was given a “Reserve” status by the Florida legislature in 1978. There’s even a dog park too!

Such variety is found in St. Lucie County Parks and Recreational areas. Take a horse, a boat, or a golfcart to enjoy them on your own terms, but take your time and savor all of this wonderful place's most complex locations.