Parks & Recreation
Sunshine Ranches Equestrian Park
Sunshine Ranches Equestrian Park Policy and Facility Rental Application
Frequently Asked Questions
The Town of Southwest Ranches is lush with greenery and we've made it a priority to protect the beautiful open spaces in our Town. The Town has acquired approximately 150 acres of land for parks and open spaces since it's incorporation in June 2000.
Among the many planned and existing amenities for Southwest Ranches' parks are: trailhead facilities, picnic areas, concession stands, grills, play areas, restrooms, horse trails, fitness courses, nature trails, boardwalks, multipurpose trails, fishing, boat ramps, and historical museums. Future park properties are located proximally to each neighborhood in Town. Each of our parks has been funded, in part, by State and County grants, and amenities have been planned so that each neighborhood will enjoy a park that, while providing recreational space for the entire Town, is uniquely its own.
Over the coming years, the following list of properties will be developed for the enjoyment of all residents and visitors. For more information on any individual park, click on its name.
Trailside Park This small recreational area on our border provides a passive open space buffer to commercial development on the East side of Town.
Sunshine Ranches Equestrian Park The first park in Town to be developed, this lovely facility has an equestrian focus and is currently open to the public.
Southwest Meadows Sanctuary The Crown Jewel of Southwest Ranches recreational spaces.
Southwest Meadows Sanctuary/Calusa Corners The newest addition in our Parks lineup; this parcel provides a green open vista amidst burgeoning development.
Rolling Oaks Passive Truly a treasure, this large open space will be preserved forever as a passive recreational facility. Amenities include freshwater fishing, open fields for independent play, a one acre fitness trail and pollinator garden.
Country Estates Fishing Hole Experience a trip back in time when you visit. This park will provide an historic look at one of South Florida 's favorite pastimes.
Frontier Trails Preservation and thriving communities of native plants and animals will be the highlight of your trip to Frontier Trails. "Take only photos, leave only footprints."
Recreation, Forestry, & Natural Resources Advisory Board
To assist in obtaining resident input for Parks and recreational spaces, the Council appointed an Advisory Board in the summer of 2004 and expanded the Board's purview to include Recreation and Forestry in January 2007.
Meetings of the Recreation, Forestry, & Natural Resources Advisory Board take place on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Town Hall. Discussions include plans for parks and trails as well as recommendations for the management and maintenance of recreation spaces in general.
Please attend the meetings and give your ideas and feedback to the Board. If you are unable to attend, your input is welcome. For parks and trails issues, contact us by email at Dlauretano@swranches.org or by dialing 954-434-0008, extension 204.
- Geocaching in the Town Parks
- Parks Memorial Tree Program
Please be advised that under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone at (954) 434-0008, or in writing at 13400 Griffin Road, Southwest Ranches, FL 33330.