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James A. Rutherford Park

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A Gem hidden away in Boca Raton

We love to come here for a quiet picnic or to sit and watch the boats cruising down the... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2016
Deerfield Beach, Florida
Canoed w/ guide from Gumbo Limbo Nature preserve. See Gumbo Limbo website for details of the canoe t

The park has clean washrooms, playground equipment, and several walkways overlooking the... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2016
Barbara K I
Delray Beach, Florida
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600 NE 24th St, Boca Raton, FL 33431
+1 561-393-7815
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

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

Thank Arielfl
Reviewed 26 November 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
Reviewed 20 October 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
Reviewed 29 August 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
Reviewed 15 February 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

1  Thank exnorther
Reviewed 4 July 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
Reviewed 16 May 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
Reviewed 20 April 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
Reviewed 23 January 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
Reviewed 31 August 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

1  Thank Catherine W
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26 November 2017|
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.
23 May 2016|
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.