Beaches & Boating, Parks & Preserves
Diverse recreational opportunities abound in St. Lucie County, whether you want to enjoy quiet moments with nature or experience the exhilaration of sports and other activities. Our abundant natural gifts begin at the Atlantic Ocean, sweep across the mangroves of the Indian River Lagoon, flow through the abundant St. Lucie River and stretch across thousands of acres of marshes, savannas and wooded preserves, home to a glorious array of native plants and wildlife. Choose the perfect setting for boating, fishing, hiking or just relaxing. If you have something more dynamic in mind, try out the challenges of our amazing skate park, dive one of our many artificial reefs or sign up for our softball, basketball or soccer teams. Sports fanatics can catch professional baseball at Tradition Field - Spring Training Home of the New York Mets or play a round of golf at the award-winning Fairwinds Golf Course. Complementing this mosaic of outdoor fun, you can discover the past at St. Lucie County's Regional History Center, peak into the underwater world of the Indian River Lagoon at the St. Lucie County Aquarium or journey down the St. Lucie River at the Oxbow Eco-Center.
Through voter-approved bond referenda and the diligent efforts of the Board of County Commissioners, St. Lucie County has preserved more than 11,000 acres of environmentally significant lands and 21 miles of pristine, sandy beaches along Hutchinson Island. The outdoor enthusiasts can explore more than 100 miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Whether it's our parks, preserves or educational centers, St. Lucie County has it all!