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:

  • Advocate and support this green "urban wilderness"
  • Encourage volunteerism
  • Support and protect this gopher tortoise refuge
  • Raise funds and obtain grants
  • Ensure the park remains an important community, school and family resource.

Weekend Shuttles: A free park operated boat provides transportation to the island on Fridays,Saturdays and Sundays hourly from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. All shuttles leave from the dock at Sullivan Park. Last shuttle returns from the island at 3:45 p.m. 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., Fridays, 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 the newly completed boardwalk through the mangrove wetland. 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.

Map To The DIP: Take a DIP Into Nature! DIRECTIONS: From I-95 exit east to Hillsboro Blvd. At the last redlight before crossing the Hillsboro Bridge, turn left then immediately turn right onto Riverview Rd that takes you into the Sullivan Park and to the shuttle boat.

  • Boat Shuttle Address:
    Sullivan Park Riverview Rd
    Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
  • Island Address:
    1720 Deerfield Island Park, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Please Note: The Island is temporarily closed to the public



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