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Top 10 Recreation spots in Port St Lucie

City of Port St. Lucie is a large town with a small town feel. With lush landscapes, sub-tropical temperatures, warm waters, it is the perfect place to live and play. The many parks and recreation areas, along with Port St Lucie City Center allow a wide range of entertainment. Port St. Lucie has a unique collaboration among research institutions, colleges and the St Lucie county public school system. The treasure coast is home to many research facilities.

Savannas Preserve State Park

Savannas Preserve State Park is mostly a savanna; open grasslands with sparse South Florida Slash Pine trees. . Protecting southeast Florida's largest freshwater marsh, the Savannas Preserve State Park manages over 7,000 acres. It is home to many species, including the threatened Florida Scrub Jay and gopher tortoise, the protected American alligator, and the Sandhill Crane. The park is also the home to a rare plant that only grows in the Savannas Preserve State Park the avannas mint.
The Savannas Education Center has live exhibits, a gift shop, self-guided tour booklets, and information on many of Florida's State Parks Guided tours and canoe/kayak trips are offer by the Friends of the Savannas.

Port St Lucie Civic Center

The Port St. Lucie Civic Center is the center to a wide variety of community events. The center also is used by individuals and organizations who feel this is the perfect venue for their events. The Center also has a full-court gymnasium, four indoor racquetball courts, state-of-the-art fitness center, multi-purpose room, tot room, and game room.
You can Download a complete listing of this month's events and classes at the Civic Center at the cities website http://www.cityofpsl.com/civic/index.html

Veterans Park at Rivergate

The Riverwalk Boardwalk at Veterans Par at Rivergate is a great place to observe Florida wetlands and the river. The Boardwalk is 2,453 feet long and it stretches from Tom Hooper Park to the boat ramps at Veterans Park. Two paths passing through hundreds of feet of wooded mangroves lead to the boardwalk and the observation deck. The boardwalk is made of recycled materials and it has a solar lighting system. The park is perfect to enjoy the St Lucie River and Florida wildlife and the boardwalk is a popular fishing spot.

Tradition Field

Tradition Field is a baseball stadium located in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The stadium was built in time for the 1988 season and holds 7,160 people. It is the Spring training home of the New York Mets, as well as the home to the St. Lucie Mets Class A team and the Gulf Coast Mets Rookie League team. All three play at Tradition Field. The Treasure Coast Galleons, a semi-pro soccer team also calls Port St. Lucie its home.
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Port St Lucie Botanical Gardens

The Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens sit on around 20 acres of property on the west side of Westmoreland Boulevard, just south of Port St. Lucie Blvd., conveniently located within the city. The property was acquired through the joint efforts of the City of Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie County, and the Florida Communities Trust Land Conservation Program. The site boasts a lake with a fountain, convenient paved paths, beautiful gardens, a pavilion, a gift shop and an array of spaces both inside and out for weddings, meetings, receptions and a host of other events. There is an abundance of convenient on-site parking. The Gardens’ wetlands and mangroves sit on the banks of the beautiful, pristine North Fork of the St. Lucie River. This site is comprised of Scrub, Scrubby Flatwoods, Bay-Gall and Wet Flatwoods, with a mangrove fringe.

St Lucie River Princess

The St. Lucie River Princess is a tour boat contracted by the city in order to offer visitors and residents a close-up view of the city's greatest asset. The River Princess launches daily at 1:30 pm from Veterans Park at Rivergate. The tour lasts one and a half hour during which the passengers are told historical, ecological and maritime facts and stories. The passengers are taken on a voyage down St. Lucie’s North Fork and through the backwaters of Mud Cove, Long Creek, the Elkcam Waterway and the Crossover Canal. This tour is very relaxing and everyone should enjoy it. Make sure to make reservations in advance.

Tradition

Tradition is the largest fully entitled residential development area from the tip of Interstate 95 to the Canadian Border. It is modeled after a 1950s-era town. Tradition Square, the town center of the community, holds festivities year-round. It was also chosen as the site of HGTV's Green Home 2009, and one of America's best 100 communities.
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The Saints at Port St Lucie Golf Course

The Saints Golf Course is owned and operated by the City of Port Lucie, it consists of an 18-hole championship course, driving range and practice area, and it is open to the public. The clubhouse has a fully-stocked pro shop and a restaurant which includes outdoor dining, pub and banquet room. The golf course is situated in the community of Sandpiper.

Phone:(772) 398-2901

Club Med Sandpiper Bay

Club Med Sandpiper Bay is an European-style all-inclusive report that is overlooking the St. Lucie River. It is located 113 miles from Miami and 130 miles from Orlando. The available amenities include multiple pools, a sandy beach, a spa and a fitness center, and complimentary golf, tennis and circus-style trapeze lessons. Club Med offers day passes for visitors so they could enjoy the facilities.
Image Courtesy of: Casa Velas Hotel

Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Park is located just south of Veterans Park at Rivergate on Memorial Pkwy. It includes a Ceremonial Pentagon with 12 benches and Memorials to different branches of the military, including Vietnam Veterans wall, WWII Memorial, Korean Memorial and Purple Heart Memorial. The Park was established in 1984 and is one of 40 Parks and recreation areas in Port St Lucie.

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