Winter Springs, FL: PARKS & RECREATION
Winter Springs has nine city parks that include over 125 acres of land developed for public use. The main park, Central Winds Park, is adjacent to the Winter Springs Town Center and is the site of many events such as the 4th of July celebration. The two acre dog park is connected to Central Winds Park. In addition, the park offers public enjoyment of ball fields, a soccer field, a playground and an amphitheater. Located at Torcaso Park and Trotwood Park, two splash parks bring enjoyment and refreshment to kids of all ages. At Sunshine Park, Winter Springs has a state of the art senior center equipped with an indoor therapy pool for senior exercise classes.
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.