Washington County Parks and Recreation

Falling Waters

With a number of Youth Sports options, Holmes Creek, and Falling Waters State Park, Washington County has a number of places to visit and an even larger number of activities to try. Read on to learn more about a few of these and to whet your appetite for the outdoors of Florida's panhandle.

Youth Sports

The city of Chipley has a number of youth sports programs for children to sign up for. T-ball, softball, soccer, baseball, and basketball all have sports programs for children, most of which go all the way up to 12 years of age. For more information, click here.

Holmes Creek in Vernon

Holmes Creek travels through a diverse range of habitats and is an important part of Florida's Greenways and Trails. Paddlers will note the upper and lower parts of the creek feature high sandy banks. The greater part of the waterway consists of low-lying swamplands. Animal life in the creek includes blue, green, and white heron, warblers, woodpeckers, ibis, and turtles. For more information, click here.

Falling Waters State Park

Falling Waters is home to Florida's highest waterfall, called the Falling Waters Sink. The Sink is 100 feet deep and 20 feet wide. Despite the crashing waves of the fall, the park itself is actually very relaxing, even welcoming visitors to its very own butterfly garden. For more information, click here.

With these spots and a quite a few more not listed here, Washington County hits the right mix of places that are natural, organized, and all-around beautiful.