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James A. Rutherford Park

600 NE 24th St, Boca Raton, FL 33431
+1 561-393-7815
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A beautiful park but the boardwalks are closed.

James A. Rutherford Park is 45 acres in size and it is located on the east side of the Intacoastal... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Arielfl
,
Coconut Creek, Florida
Family (with a 22 yr old not teen) Barbecue

This is our favorite park in Boca, so shady and serene with all of the trees, simply beautiful. The... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2017
GhostDee
,
Delray Beach, Florida
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“barbecue” (3 reviews)
“mangroves” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
600 NE 24th St, Boca Raton, FL 33431
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+1 561-393-7815
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

James A. Rutherford Park is 45 acres in size and it is located on the east side of the Intacoastal waterway. As you come in the north end of the park there used to be boardwalks that went from the park through the mangroves and...More

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Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

This is our favorite park in Boca, so shady and serene with all of the trees, simply beautiful. The boardwalks are under construction right now and we cannot wait until everything is updated but we love it. I've been taking my daughter there since she...More

1  Thank GhostDee
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

Word has it that the city has allocated the funds and resources to resurrect the park during the Lake Wymynn update. Let's hope so!

Thank ChuckBoca
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

This park has great potential but the city has let it deteriorate to disastrous levels. About 1/3 of the boardwalk is closed do to unsafe conditions and the kayak/canoe launch is closed as well. Some of the boardwalk has completely collapsed and the rest doesn't...More

Thank Aaron F
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

My wife and I are always looking for new places to walk and decided to give Rutherford Park a try. To be fair, we did not go to picnic or barbecue so I cannot comment on the quality of those services. But as for the...More

Thank exnorther
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Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

There is plenty of parking. Clean & well maintained. Otherwise, visitors, families & their children need to clean after themselves & dispose of trash in designated trash bins. Park has many picnic benches, barbecue stands, baseball field, tennis & basketball courts; connects to Lake Wyman...More

Thank progeny0249
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Reviewed May 16, 2016

We love to come here for a quiet picnic or to sit and watch the boats cruising down the intercoastal. You feel like you are going back into time sitting among the mangroves, the meandering stream, the birds, the gentle breezes. The boardwalk takes you...More

Thank TravelMaven613
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Reviewed April 20, 2016

The park has clean washrooms, playground equipment, and several walkways overlooking the Intracoastal. We were there for a guided nature canoe trip. There was lots of parking. Lots of shade, and picnic tables,

Thank Barbara K I
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Reviewed January 23, 2016

Lots of boardwalk and beautiful scenery. Watch out for spiders and webs though. Beautiful picnic spots overlooking the intercoastal. Great place to spot boats, ocean life and wildlife.

Thank JenniAnderson77
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Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is a great little park off Federal Highway. You wouldn't even know it's there which is why is so charming. Take a walk on some of the boardwalks that take you through the mangroves. If you have a kayak it is a great place...More

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GhostDee
November 26, 2017|
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Response from Aaron F | Reviewed this property |
All I know is its in the works. Its truly a shame that park has deteriorated to the condition its currently in.
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CCourtemanche
May 23, 2016|
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Response from JenniAnderson77 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I have seen kayaking around, but I am no sure it has launch site. I would call to ask.
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