Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
An oasis perfect for relaxation and exercise.
Welcome to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, the highly popular local Fort Lauderdale state park that features a freshwater lagoon and diverse wildlife.
This park was first established in 1941 and provides guests access to hiking, fishing, boating, and much more. The park is known as Fort Lauderdale's 'Central Park', first gifted to the city by its namesake, Hugh Taylor Birch. This urban oasis is nestled right in between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal waterway, giving way to plenty of water recreation and wildlife watching opportunities throughout.
While here your group will have a wide range of options on things to do, including boating, swimming, picnicking, camping, hiking, biking, and participating in educational programs and/or ranger-guided walks. Each Friday and Saturday guided walks and programs take place, with such options as Live Animal Presentations, Mangrove Habitat Walks, Mid-Trail Walks, Coastal Dune and Historic Home Walks, Beach Hammock Trail Walks, and much more such as special eco-tours and classes throughout the year.
Save plenty of time to visit the onsite Terramar Visitor Center and learn more in-depth information on the area's natural and cultural history before you go, and if you get hungry during your visit stop by the Park and Ocean eatery, serving up the delicious Caribbean and Southern farm to table fare.