Deerfield Island Park is a feast for eyes and ears!
A peaceful and tranquil strip of land just north of Deerfield Beach and south of Boca Raton, Deerfield Island Park is a 56-acre nature-oriented park that offers passive outdoor recreational opportunities and environmental education for everyone. Not only is Deerfield Island Park home to as many as 100 plus bird species, it also serves as home to the endangered gopher tortoise and many other animals and plants..
Our mission is to increase the value to our community by raising funds for new educational programs and upgraded facilities, volunteering with projects to restore the natural flora and fauna, removing invasive species and acting as a voice for increased utilization of this “special” green space.
Weekend Shuttles: A free park operated boat provides transportation to the island on Saturdays and Sundays at 10am, 12pm, 2pm only. All shuttles leave from the dock at Pioneer Park. Last shuttle returns from the island at 3:30pm. Children ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult to ride shuttle. The shuttle is dependent on weather conditions, so please call Quiet Waters Park at 954-357-5100 to confirm the shuttle is operating if the weather looks questionable. Private Boating: Marina access is also available for private boaters from 9:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays.
Nature Trails: A half-mile sandy and rocky Coquina Trail that meanders through coastal hardwood hammock and remnant scrub. A Three-quarter-mile Mangrove Trail, partly through sand and partly over boardwalk through mangrove wetland. (This trail is currently closed for repair). Free self-guiding maps for both trails available at the kiosks. Picnic tables and grills are located throughout park on a first-come, first-served basis. Two wheelchair-accessible boardwalks at two picnic areas.
DIRECTIONS: From I-95, head east on Hillsboro Boulevard and head north on N.E. Fifth Ave. The boat shuttle for the park departs from Pioneer Park (217 N.E. Fifth Ave., Deerfield Beach). The shuttles run at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. The last shuttle leaves the island at 3:30 p.m. Shuttles take approximately 20 minutes.
- Boat Shuttle Address:
Pioneer Park Dock - 217 NE 5th Ave.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
- Island Address:
1720 Deerfield Island Park, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441