The Office of Parks & Trails maintains parks, recreation sites and boat ramps, and natural public lands. Listed below are a few of the more popular recreational lands of Lake County's three dozen parks, preserves and boat ramps. Follow the park links to view more details about each park, including amenities, photo slideshow, map and a listing of events taking place at each park. There is also interactive a map of all of the featured parks at the bottom of this page . Also, view all upcoming events hosted by the Parks & Trails division.
Astor Lions Park offers active recreation for everyone from the ball player to the tennis player. The pavilion and playground offer families a place to enjoy a picnic or day in the park... more »
East Lake Sports & Community Complex is currently under development however some of the amenities are available for use at this time including multi-use fields, baseball, and softball fields. There is a limerock path for walking or exercising that will be concrete in the future in addition to other future amenities including pavilions, playground, courts, and more. Click here to view the conceptual plan for the park.
Ferndale Preserve is located on the western shore of Lake Apopka. The preserve offers three trails each offering stunning vistas of Lake Apopka and on clear days down town Orlando... more »
Haynes Creek Preserve is primarily an island that lies between a canal and Haynes Creek. It consists of wet deciduous forest with a small amount of upland.... more »
The 45 acres of Lake Idamere Park offers a variety of things to do from a leisurely canoe or kayak around Lake Idamere, to a shaded picnic while children of any ability play on the playground... more »
Driving directions: MapQuest
Lake Joanna. Non-motorized watercraft launching only.
Daylight Hours Only
Lake Jem Park offers visitors the opportunity to launch a boat, canoe or kayak into the Beauclair Canal, hike the 1/2-mile nature trail, fish from the banks of the canal or have a family picnic while the children enjoy the playground shaded by huge Live Oaks... more »
Marsh Park offers boaters access to Lake Yale for great bass fishing or a relaxing day on the water. The playground and other amenities provide a place for the children to play, enjoy a picnic or just relax under the shade of the Live Oaks... more »
The Minneola Athletic Complex (M.A.C.) is being leased from the City of Minneola as of October 1, 2011 to provide active recreational opportunities to residents and visitors of Lake County. The complex has one baseball field (300’), one Little League field (200’), two softball fields (200’), one baseball/softball field (300’), soccer field, football field, sand volleyball court, ... more »
North Lake Community Park is the largest recreational complex managed by the Office of Parks & Trails. Opening in March 2009 were many of park's amenities, including an expansive playground area...more »
Paisley Community Park with beautiful spreading oak trees allows individuals and entire families the opportunity to enjoy a few hours or the entire day in the park. Family reunions can plan on playing softball or horseshoes after grilling at the pavilions and watching the kids use the playground equipment... more »
Palatlakaha River Park offers boater’s access to the Crooked River and the Clermont Chain of Lakes. The park has two fishing piers, playground, and a pavilion with a grill... more »
Palatlakaha Environmental and Agricultural Reserve (PEAR Park) is the largest County park at 318 acres. The park is divided into two distinct areas. The Wildlife Conservation Area is a passive recreation area with miles of trails to explore, Xeric Upland and Butterfly... more »
Palatlakaha Environmental and Agricultural Reserve (PEAR Park) is the largest County park at 318 acres. The park is divided into two distinct areas. The “Gateway,” or front 50 acres, is being developed into an active recreation area that currently offers visitors ball fields... more »
Pine Forest Park features a multi-use field for football or soccer games, a basketball court and two pavilions with grills. Next to the pavilions is the playground for families... more »
Twin Lakes Park offers the opportunity to enjoy a quiet picnic while the children play in one of the two playgrounds, shoot baskets on the basketball court or stroll the trail and boardwalk while enjoying nature... more »