About the Parks & Recreation Department
The Martin County Parks and Recreation Department manages more than 1700 acres of public land which consists of 71 public parks, beaches and causeways including a public golf course, waterpark, campground, community centers and much more. There are more than 600 public park agencies in the State of Florida. The Department is one of 23 public park agencies in the State that are accredited by the National Recreation and Parks Association, Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).
The department strives to meet the community demands for recreational services while seeking efficiencies through an organizational review of programs and personnel. The Department continues to develop partnerships with public and private agencies, utilize volunteers to assist program needs, and network with other agencies through roundtable discussions on budget, user fees, partnerships, volunteer programs, capital investments and marketing programs as a method for continued improvement of operations.
On October 24, 2017, the Board of County Commissioners adopted extensive revisions to Chapter 17, Beaches, Parks and Recreation, General Ordinances, Martin County Code. Learn more about applicable rules and regulations at our County parks.
In partnership with Martin County residents, the Parks and Recreation Department cultivates programs, parks and services that improve quality of life, preserve natural resources and, satisfy the community needs for recreation, fitness and leisure.
We strive to enhance the health, economy and well-being of our community through sustainable practices, leisure opportunities and environmental stewardship.