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Fort Walton Beach, FL

428 Mary Esther Cut Off NW Unit A,
Fort Walton Beach, FL
32548, United States
(850) 374-3769

Gulf Breeze, FL

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Ferry Park Fort Walton Beach FL

Ferry Park Fort Walton Beach FL is a popular area for families because it has plenty of activities to keep children engaged. The area is surrounded by nature and features a disc golf course, tennis courts, and walking trails.

It’s also close to Okaloosa Island, which has dreamy beaches and plenty of water sports.

Disc Golf Course

Ferry Park is a large and varied park with a disc golf course, skateboard-sized playground, tennis courts, and a stream running through it that makes for an awesome sight. It also happens to be a very pleasant place to hang out with family and friends, and it’s worth the drive from downtown Fort Walton Beach.

The disc golf course at Ferry Park is one of the best I’ve played in Florida and it’s well-designed with a decent amount of trees to keep it interesting. It also has a number of tees, and the course is well-marked. It’s not the biggest or most challenging course I’ve played, but it was still fun. The best part is you can play it whenever you want.

Tennis Courts

Ferry Park is one of the most popular parks in Fort Walton Beach FL and features a number of activities including tennis courts, disc golf courses, trails, a picnic area, and more. The area also hosts a number of events throughout the year, including a monthly Downtown Art Walk and a farmers market on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month.

The tennis and pickleball courts at Ferry Park are in need of some TLC, which is why the city has commissioned a $125,000 project to repaint them. The work, which is scheduled to be finished by the end of January, will be done by a crew from Green Cove Springs-based Court Services. The repainting is part of a larger project that will involve milling down the existing asphalt and replacing it with a new smooth layer.

The basketball court at Ferry Park is in need of repair, as well, and the city is working on a similar project there. According to interim City Manager Jeff Peters, the cost of resurfacing the basketball court at Ferry Park is $8,000. The city also has a contract with USTA to maintain the tennis courts and resurface them when needed. If you’re interested in playing a game of tennis or pickleball, the courts at FWB are open to the public for free. To reserve a court, visit the FWB Recreation Center on Jet Drive.


When it comes to playgrounds, Fort Walton Beach offers a number of options for residents and visitors alike. The best parks are large, well-maintained, and offer plenty of amenities to keep children busy for hours on end.

The best place to start is with a stroll around Ferry Park, the third largest park in Fort Walton Beach. This 24.0-acre park features a number of attractions including a basketball court, playground equipment, and several picnic tables.

A walk around the park will get your blood pumping, and will also allow you to take in all of the beautiful scenery that Fort Walton Beach has to offer. You may even find a few birds or other wildlife along the way!

Another great place to enjoy a little exercise is the nearby Preston Hood Athletic Complex, which features city-wide football and soccer programs. It also has a number of baseball fields, as well as four lighted tennis courts.

It should come as no surprise that Fort Walton Beach has a number of top-notch museums, including the History Museum, which is packed with artifacts from ancient times all the way up to the modern day. Its scavenger hunt is an adventure for all ages and a fun family outing for those who like to learn about their surroundings. Up next is Garniers Beach Park Fort Walton Beach

The best time to visit the area is during spring or fall when the weather is a bit milder and the summertime crowds have yet to arrive. The humidity is also lower, allowing for a more relaxing beach vacation experience.

There are a variety of other parks in Fort Walton Beach, including Liza Jackson Park and Garners Beach Park. These parks have a few things in common, but the most interesting is probably their water features.

Walking Trails

If you want to spend a day exploring Fort Walton Beach with your family, there are many places to walk and visit. One of these spots is Ferry Park, a 24.0-acre park that has plenty of space to relax and enjoy the weather.

The park features a baseball field and several picnic areas, making it perfect for a day out with the family. You can also take a stroll along the walking trail, which is a great way to exercise and see the city’s beautiful sights

Another popular spot for family fun is the Emerald Coast Science Center. This place is packed with fun activities, so you can spend the entire day learning about everything from robots to animals.

If you love to explore local history, you can check out the Heritage Park and Cultural Center. This site highlights the area’s history from 14,000 BCE to modern times and includes exhibits about Indian culture, the postal system, and Civil War.

You can also check out the HH ARTS Gallery, Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, and Indian Temple Mound Museum. These are all wonderful places to learn about the local culture and history of the Fort Walton Beach area.

Fort Walton Beach Landing Park is another nice spot to spend a day. This park is located right near downtown and offers a playground, disc golf course, tennis court, and trails.

Aside from the beautiful scenery and natural habitats, the park is also home to a fishing pier and boat launch. It is also located next to the 240-foot sandy beaches of Choctawhatchee Bay, which are perfect for swimming and relaxing.

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Another excellent option for a walking route in Fort Walton Beach is the Bud and Doris Day Patriots’ Trail. This quarter-mile walking path starts at Uptown Station and ends at Ferry Park. The trail was developed by the Fort Walton Beach Woman’s Club and has the approval of Doris Day.