Parks & Trails
Run, play, hike or wander 150 miles of multi-surface trails. We've set aside 7,000 acres of lakes, parks and nature preserves to give our residents places to enjoy the unspoiled beauty and tranquility of their community. We are committed to providing a healthy, environmentally responsible place for good people to live better lives.
In addition to being a great place for families and friends to play, many of these areas are home to precious wildlife including deer, gopher tortoises, river otters and Florida sandhill cranes.
Bob Gardner Community Park
This new mile-long community park features fun activities for all nestled between wetland preserves and conservation areas. At this park you can find walking paths and soft trails, sports courts, a frisbee golf course, recreation pavilions, a gravity rail for kids, and dog parks.LEARN MORE
James L. Patton Community Park
Looking to connect with water? This park is designed around Lake Patton. Take in the surroundings from the interwoven trails, or launch your canoe for a ride. This park also features a picnic pavilion and a kids playground.LEARN MORE
Heron's Nest Nature Park
Reconnect with nature in this 110 acre park. Meander the pristine trails or fish and boat on the sparkling lakes, Heron Lake and Summerfield Lake.
For those with an adventurous side, this park is perfect for you. An inline skating track, plenty of sports fields, paw parks and miles of trails welcome anyone looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon. And for quieter moments, visit the picnic pavilions.
Lakewood Ranch District Park
Sports enthusiasts look no further: tennis, basketball and racquetball courts, softball, baseball, soccer and football fields occupy the 150 acres surrounding Lakewood Ranch High School to create this perfect park.
Braden River Nature Trail
These trails connect to many others that weave throughout our community and create the feeling of a state park within Lakewood Ranch. The main park off this trail invites fishermen to test their skills on Trophy Lake or spend a quiet morning relaxing with rod and reel on Otter Lake.