The Town of Southwest Ranches is lush with greenery and we have made it a priority to protect the beautiful open spaces in our Town. Since incorporation in June 2000, the Town acquired approximately 150 acres of land for parks and open spaces.
Among the many existing and planned amenities for Southwest Ranches’ parks are: trailhead facilities, picnic areas, grills, play areas, restrooms, horse trails, fitness courses, nature trails, boardwalks, multipurpose trails, fishing, and historical education. Park properties are located near 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.
The following properties are in various stages of development or will be developed for the enjoyment of all residents and visitors. For more information on any individual park, click on its name.
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.
Founders’ Trailside Park This small recreational area on our border provides a passive open space buffer to commercial development on the East side of Town. Enhanced wetlands and multiple seating areas provide a contemplative experience.
Southwest Meadows Sanctuary The Crown Jewel of Southwest Ranches, this park hosts a variety of popular events each year, while preserving a lovely open vista amidst the flourishing development of neighboring cities.
Southwest Meadows Sanctuary/Calusa Corners Continuing the contrast with surrounding development, this park complements the Southwest Meadows Sanctuary, with an expansive green landscape of native and diverse trees and a Broward County Emerald Award-winning wetland.
Rolling Oaks Passive Park Truly a treasure, this large open space is a passive recreational facility. Amenities include multi-use trails, restored wetlands, freshwater fishing, open fields for independent play, a fitness trail and pollinator garden, as well as the Barn, a multi-use community facility.
Country Estates Fishing Hole This 16-acre park features a nature-themed playground, multi-use open fields, and a pedestrian/equestrian/nature trail. Future development will include improved access to freshwater fishing and additional equestrian amenities.
Frontier Trails Archaeological and environmental preservation are the focus of Frontier Trails. “Take only photos leave only footprints.