The Martin County Parks and Recreation Department (2400 SE Monterey Rd., 219-4955) invites you to utilize the parks. There are many recreational opportunities for family and friends to enjoy. The parks in the Palm City area include:Halpatiokee Regional Park
: located on Lost River Rd. at Hwy. 76 and I95. The 180 acre park is situated along the banks of the South Fork of the St. Lucie River and consists of 5 football / soccer fields, 5 softball / baseball fields, 10 tennis courts, a playground, covered skating rink and miles of trails. The park is also the home of South River Outfitters Canoe and Kayak Livery Serivce. For more information on the regional park contact the Parks and Recreation Dept. at 221-1418. Leighton Park
: located at the base of the Palm City Bridge, on the St. Lucie River. It offers a playground, picnic tables, fishing pier, boat ramps, grills, scenic walking path, and parking. It is also the home of the Palm City Recreation Center. The Palm City Recreation Center (2701 SW Cornell St. phone: 219-4955) is a 3500 square foot air conditioned facility used as a program room and for meetings. Jock Leighton Park
: located at 3755 SW Mapp Road in Palm City. Jock Leighton Park in Palm City has fields for soccer, football and lacrosse. There is also a full skate park, playground and several pavillions. The new Jock Leighton Park was built in 2004 and 2005 through a community effort. The fields are constantly busy with a variety of activities. The Palm City Dolphins - a youth football league - practices and plays games in the park.Lacrosse
In 2008 the Martin County Pioneer Lacrosse league was created to promote youth lacrosse. There are practices several nights a week and games on Saturday. Skate Park
The skate park at Jock Leighton has several ramps for skate boarders of all levels. There is a half-pipe for more experienced skaters. To use the skate park, you must pay a $10 annual fee ($20 for non-residents) and a helmet and pads are required.
Lance Corporal Justin Wilson Memorial Park: located at 2050 SW Mapp Rd., has sidewalk access, restrooms, four playgrounds, picnic tables, shelters, an observation tower, nature trail, 4 softball/baseball fields, a soccer/football field, 2 tennis courts, 4 racquetball courts, a basketball court, horseshoes, and a small room for programs & meetings. Hidden Oaks Middle School
: located at 2801 SW Martin Highway, offers a 1/6 mile track, soccer/football field, 2 baseball/softball fields, 2 basketball courts. Tropical Farms Park
: located at Tropical Farms Ave. and Locks Road, has a playground, picnic tables, shelter, softball/baseball field and 2 racquetball courts.Pendarvis Cove Park
: located at 1000 SW Chapman Way, offers 6 shelters with grills, a playground and a sailboat launch area. If you have any questions, please call the Palm City Recreation Coordinator at 219-4955.
We have the perfect climate and opportunity for you to experience almost every sport imaginable. Salt and fresh water fishing is available for those who love to catch a variety of game fish. Martin County also boasts more then twenty-five golf courses; a golfer's haven. There is also a public boat slip at the foot of the Palm City Bridge to entice the boat enthusiasts of our area. We have a community softball league and a newly designed park to play or just to relax in. Activities in the park facilities include: The Martin County Chess Club, Taoist Tai Chi, Karate, Scrapbooking, Youth in-line Hockey, Adult pickup Hockey, St. Lucie Sailing Club, Florida Trails Association, Treasure Coast Shell Club, Deborah Bingo and many more. There are children and teen programs available as well, with something of interest for almost every type of child. There is youth football, baseball and soccer during the year. Call Palm City Community Center (772) 219-4955 for time and days of activities.