Liza Jackson Park
Upon first entering Fort Walton Beach from the west, a drive through some of the most beautiful Live Oaks in the area will lead you to Liza Jackson park, directly on Santa Rosa Sound. The park has tall pines, picnic areas, a boat ramp, playground and bathrooms.
Fort Walton Beach Landing
Located just south of Hwy. 98 on Brooks St. is the Fort Walton Beach Landing. The park has a playground, gazebo, picnic tables, benches with a sound view and plenty of oak trees.
On the north-east end of Santa Rosa Boulevard., on Okaloosa Island, is a bay-front park on Choctawhatchee Bay. Shaded by pine trees, the park has picnic pavilions, boat ramps, central bathrooms, a pond, and plenty of places to play and walk.
Captain Leonard Destin Park
Also on the east side of the Destin Bridge, go north onto Calhoun Ave. On your left is the brand-new park. Complete with splash pad, bathrooms, playground, paved paths, manicured landscape, wheelchair access to small beach and pier.
Clement E. Taylor Park
On the east side of the Destin Bridge, go north onto Calhoun Ave. On your left is Clement E. Taylor Park. This park with oaks and magnolias boasts a beautiful view of Choctawhatchee Bay. Along with a paved path to a small pier, the park has a pavilion, gazebo, playground, picnic tables, bathrooms and park benches.
Located on the bay, behind Ace Hardware, at the end of Geronimo St. in Miramar Beach. Playground, bathrooms, and the best part — bench swings under trees and right on the water.
Between Navarre and Pensacola Beach on Hwy. 399. Many miles of beaches, both gulf side and sound side, have sand dunes, grass beds, birds and sea life.