Sometimes it is the small things that make a place so desirable and Parkland is filled with those little special touches. One of those treasures is Parkland’s multiuse path network. Throughout the city you will see inviting multipurpose trails. What you may not see is an extensive trail system which is not visible from the road. All this combined, allows Parklanders to safely walk, ride bikes or horseback ride to dining, shops, parks, and schools from every community in Parkland. Importantly, this network allows those using wheelchairs to enjoy the outdoors and Parkland amenities. Here are a few of Parkland’s favorite trails/walking paths.
Located in Eastern Parkland is a series of connected paved trails. This system leads to parks, protected preserves, Parkland Towne Center, and the neighborhood elementary school. Since most of it is hidden and removed from streets, it is a serene and peaceful environment. Imagine having the opportunity to ride bikes or walk with your children to school through a beautiful natural environment.
This trail system includes & provides access to the following:
- Ternbridge Trail
- Terramar Park
- Doris Davis Forman Wildlife Preserve
- Brian Archer Wilderness Preserve at Parkside Trailhead
- 6 Acre Wood Park
- Winners Circle Trail
- Covered Bridge Park
- Riverglades Elementary School
- Pizza Time Pizzeria
- Blue Fin Sushi Restaurant
- The Queens Tea Room
- Buddha Spa
- Parkland Children’s Academy
Another nice trail runs along the Ranches. It connects the equestrian center to Parkland’s Library and City Hall. Along this trail you will pass some of Parkland’s most breathtaking estates and possibly see a horse or two. It provides an easy walk or bike ride to the Farmers’ Market for residents of Meadow Run, The Landings, and Parkland Golf and Country Club.
This trail system includes and provides access to the following:
- Equestrian Park Liberty Park Barkland
- Parkland City Library City Hall
- Veterans Park
One of the prettiest walkways is the path that runs on the east side of Holmberg from Riverside Drive to Pine Island Road. It is winding, hilly, heavily landscaped and is canopied by mature trees. Along the way, you will find benches to take a rest, water features, and enchanting entrances to some of Parkland’s communities. It allows for an easy & safe trip to the Farmers Market for the residents of Tall Pines, Grand Cypress, Pine Tree Estates, In the Pines and Cypress Head. It is just a lovely route for your daily walk or bike ride.
In the northwest section of Parkland at the gateway to the Everglades is an unusual trail called Parkland Bay Linear Park. It is a short straight path lined with benches and ends at a clearing/dirt path leading to the Everglades.
If are seeking longer trails in a wild and natural setting, you will find them at the end of Lox Road. There is a trailhead to several levee trails in the Everglades. If you go North or West, you will enter Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge’s Perimeter Levee Trail. It has approximately 36 miles of trails. Hiking, biking, pet walking, and horseback riding is allowed.
The above-mentioned levee trails provide many opportunities to see wildlife and the beauty of the Everglades. The sunsets will take your breath away.
In addition to paths available to the general public, most Parkland communities have multiuse paths for the exclusive use of their residents and their guests. Lastly, Terramar and Pine Trails Park have jogging/walking paths.
Thank you for allowing me to share another reason, I call Parkland my home. Realtor Bill Sohl