Oviedo, FL Parks & Recreation
Oviedo has ten city parks and recreation areas that provide residents with access to baseball, soccer and football fields, playgrounds and tennis courts, among other amenities. The Gymnasium and Aquatic Center offers an Olympic size pool, a splash park, a waterslide, a rock climbing wall, basketball and volleyball courts as well as a fitness center. The Aquatic Center is home to local swim teams and water polo teams. Another major area park is Riverside Park which houses another pool and the Rippin’ Riverside Skate Park.
The area is also home to the privately owned Black Hammock Adventure area. The adventure area attracts residents and visitors to Lake Jessup for airboat rides through natural Florida. Local Seminole County parks include the Econ River Wilderness area which encompasses 240 acres of hiking, biking and wilderness viewing.
For residents seeking a slower pace, the many area state parks provide serenity in Central Florida. Local state parks such as Wekiwa Springs, and Blue Springs, present nature lovers the opportunity to swim in the pristine waters of the Floridan Aquifer and the Wekiva River. These and other area state parks offer swimming, canoeing, hiking, camping and picnicking among wild Florida.
At Hontoon Island State Park, visitors can access the park by private boat or park ferry. Once on the island, hiking, canoeing and primitive camping are available. DeLeon Springs offers a chance to swim in clear spring water and to eat self-made pancakes at the park restaurant. Patrons of the restaurant are seated at tables with built in griddles and invited to make-their-own pancakes.