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Best Playgrounds and Parks in Oakland Park


We are very lucky to live in a town with such amazing outdoor play spaces.  I often get asked what are the best playgrounds and parks in Oakland Park, so I thought I’d share here with you my family’s picks for our favorite playgrounds and parks to visit in Oakland Park! 

Enjoy Nature in Oakland Park!

Locations are listed alphabetically:

Easterlin Park
1000 NW 38th St, 
Oakland Park, FL 33309

Medium shelter at Easterlin Park |  Photo: Broward.org

What we love about Easterlin Park: 

Easterlin Park is a huge area with a lot to do. We love the shaded playground, all the wildlife, and nature trails. We recently learned that some of the cypress trees there are 250 years old. The kids love playing sand volleyball and horseshoes as well.  You can even camp overnight at Easterlin Camp! Before showing up ready to camp, be sure to reserve your spot online

Amenities at Easterlin Park: 

  • Playground with Shade Cover
  • Nice Restrooms
  • Picnic Tables
  • Nature Trails
  • Basketball Court
  • Tent/RV Camping
  • Disc Golf
  • Horseshoes
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Benches


Green Leaf Park & Spiher Recreation Center Playground
1246 NE 37th St, 
Oakland Park, FL 33334

Fun playgrounds for all ages at Green Leaf Park & Spiher Recreation Center Playground | Photo: Oaklandparkfl.gov

What we love about Green Leaf Park & Spiher Recreation Center Playground: 

Green Leaf Park and Playground has one of our favorite climbing trees in the city. Sometimes my kids want to climb trees and other times they want to swing from the monkey bars, Green Leafs offers both options and more. The playgrounds here are so much fun for all ages. There are slides, rock walls, swings, a rope bridge, monkey bars, and an area for smaller kids. 

Amenities at Greenleaf Park & Spiher Recreation Center Playground: 

  • Playground with Shade Cover
  • Gazebo 
  • Picnic Tables
  • Basketball Court
  • Tennis Courts
  • Picnic Shelters

Beautiful nature at Royal Palm Park | Photo: Oaklandparkfl.gov

Royal Palm Park
1701 NW 38th St, 
Oakland Park, FL 33309

What we love about Royal Palm Park: 

Royal Palm Park has a bit of everything to offer including a playground, a pathway next to the water with exercise stations, and multiple courts for various sports. We really love biking the pathway and looking at the ducks, ibis, egyptian geese, and even the occasional rooster! 

Photo: Oaklandparkfl.gov

Amenities at Royal Palm Park: 

  • Restrooms
  • Playground
  • Path along the water
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Pavilion
  • Tennis Courts
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • Basketball Court 
  • Grills


 Stunson Nature Trail

Park Lane West 1701 NW 38th Street
Oakland Park, FL 33309309

What we love about Stunson Nature Trail: 

Stunson Nature Trail is about a quarter mile nature trail loop through Florida wetland  ecosystems. We have both walked and biked the trail many times. The walk is not only wonderful exercise but also an educational experience for children and adults alike. Educational signage is displayed throughout the various habitats. 

Amenities at Stunson Nature Trail: 

  • Educational Signage
  • Benches 
  • Pathway
  • Trails

No matter how many times we go to Veteran’s Park, our kids still get excited with the giant military tank.

Veteran’s Park
NW 21st Ave, 
Oakland Park, FL 33309

What we love about Veteran’s Park: 

Veteran’s Park is a linear park that features a small but very nice fenced in playground, a walking path near the water, and a giant military tank. The walking path is the perfect distance for kids and  has a boardwalk over the water where we have spotted turtles, ducks ,and fish. We have been to Veteran’s park many times and the kids still get excited about the tank at the end of the path. They playground is nature themed and features many balancing apparatuses. 

Fun for all ages at Veteran’s Park!

Amenities at Veteran’s Park: 

  • Playground
  • Fishing
  • Walking Path
  • Military Tank
  • Benches
  • Water

Please let us know your favorite Oakland Park playgrounds and parks! Now get those kids out to play!


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About the Author

Annie Knott is a South Florida Native and is proud to call Oakland Park her home.  She is the mother to 4 young children. Annie has taught gymnastics, dance, art classes, and directed summer camps for over 15 years. She currently teaches nature-based guided play classes in the community. If Annie isn’t attending one of Oakland Park’s fun-filled events with her family, she can be found gardening in her exotic fruit orchard, paddle boarding on the Middle River, or photographing nature & wildlife.

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