Visitors and residents are pleasantly amazed to learn that the city of Port St. Lucie has close to 40 parks and recreational facilities available for the enjoyment of all. There are special events throughout the season that are sponsored and approved by the city. You can see a listing for these events via the city calendar.The lovely city of Port St. Lucie, Florida is also a common destination for those who love nature. The beauty of the sea, sand, and nature’s bounty is everywhere you look.

Below you will find some examples of the natural wonders of Port St. Lucie. If you are a nature lover, you have chosen the right destination. Every year thousands of visitors visit this coastal city, and you will soon learn why.

Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens is a 20-acre non-profit butterfly garden. It is comprised of four rooms designated to an array of plants, some of which are specialty plants. A 75-year-old oak tree is housed the “Secret Room” and is quite often reserved for weddings and special events. There is an “Orchid Room” with over 100 rare and beautiful plants on display. A paved walkway is found throughout the gardens leading to the different rooms. This is a must see if you are a lover of the great outdoors.

Savannas Preserve State Park

This park is a haven for nature enthusiasts There are over 10-miles of freshwater marshes, sometimes known as “Savannas” along this part of Florida’s coast.

The best way to begin is at the “Environmental Education Center.” They are researching (and teaching) the importance of this balanced eco-system. Learn how (and why) it is endangered is key to preserving it.

Other activities at the park include:

  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Boogie boarding
  • Boating
  • Water skiing

Photographers and bird watchers find wonderful subjects for their crafts in this beautiful park.

Indian River Park

While Indian River Park is not directly in the city of Port St. Lucie, it is nearby in Jensen Beach. This park deserves mention because it offers many different activities for visitors to enjoy. Be sure to stop by the lagoon at Jensen Beach and check out this wonderful park.

You will find:

  • Fishing Pier
  • United States Sailing Center
  • Amphitheater and Stage
  • Maritime and Classic Boat Museum
  • Treasure Coast Children’s Museum
  • The Mansion at Tuckahoe
  • Captain Sewall’s Home
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Interactive Play Fountain
  • Lagoon

Lyngate Park

Lyngate Park is a local favorite in the city of Port St. Lucie. It is designed for families. The separate playgrounds allow for safe play for children who are 5-years old and younger, and a separate playground for older children.

The furry members of your family get the same consideration. The dog parks are divided into three areas to accommodate small, medium, and large sized dogs.

Sports lovers will appreciate that the park is complete with multiple baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, bathrooms, and water-fountains.