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“So much to do”

Tradewinds Park & Stables
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: At roughly 625 acres, Tradewinds Park & Stables is one of Broward County's largest and most diverse parks. On the south side of Sample Road, you will find a disc golf course, a lake for fishing, athletic fields, and world-famous Butterfly World. On the north side of Sample, the park offers horse stables, an educational farm, and model steam train rides. Both sides of the park include playgrounds and picnic areas, as well as rental shelters of various sizes.
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Do you want to play softball, soccer, frisbee golf, ride a horse, pet a goat, cook out? So many things you can do at Tradewinds Park. The staff is friendly and helpful. Look out for the Christmas light celebration.

Thank Emmanuel954
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

At 625 acres Tradewinds Park has something for everyone. The site was originally a horse farm. The original farm house still stands on the property and you can tour it. The park is so large it spans both sides of Sample Road. The south side of the park contains the immensely popular Butterfly World and the north side has the horse stables, farm, and mini train ride run by Tradewinds & Atlantic Railroad, Inc.

On a Saturday afternoon I found myself on a photographic expedition to Butterfly World on the the south side of the park. Admission to Tradewinds Park is $1.50 on weekends and holidays. Butterfly World is a separate admission price and is the largest butterfly park in the world with 20,00 butterflies. Also on this side of the park are large athletic fields. People who would like to celebrate a special occasion will find ample picnic shelters with grills. Further in the back of the park is a nice bike trail and the Cypress Trail boardwalk that crosses over a waterway and takes you into the woods. It is under renovation and hopefully will become a loop. Right by Butterfly World I was delighted to see a bat house where shelter was being provided for these important pollinators.

The north side of the park hosts the Holiday Fantasy of Lights every November and December. It is a drive through light display held during the evenings. Check the park schedule because on a few select nights they also allow you to bike through it which is my preferred way of seeing it. On this side you can find the mini train ride run by the Tradewinds & Atlantic railroads. They offer rides on the weekend and their schedule can be found on their website. Opposite the train you will see a field full of beautiful horses. It was quite the treat watching them being let out of the barn into the fields. Horseback riding is offered to the public for $35 an hour. Equine Assisted Therapies offers therapeutic horse encounters for people with disabilities. Also in this side is the McClean Country House which is open for tours. It was the farmhouse the first owners of this land lived in. There is a playground and an educational public farm that offers tours every weekend. The general store offers concessions on the weekend. If all that wasn't enough you can fish here and play disc golf if you provide your own equipment.

We are really lucky to have so many great parks in Broward County. They are so varied. I love seeing all kinds of people out enjoying nature on the weekends. Tradewinds Park is another addition i a stellar lineup of wonderful places to enjoy outdoor recreation in Broward County.

Thank Arielfl
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

They have everything horse back riding and pony rides, butterfly world, a stunning walk around the lake, and they have food truck events about once a month. They also do Christmas lights in the winter time that you can go drive through and see for a small admission fee.

Thank rose w
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

There's a horse stable that offers horseback riding. There's a small farmhouse and general store you can visit on the weekends.

On Friday night's throughout the year, they offer hayrides and smores by a campfire.

1  Thank Where-2-go-4-help
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Went through again this year. Naturally, it's enjoyable except for the high price of $16 per car. just 4 of us and we had to take 2 cars for handicap reasons. That price is maybe OK if the vehicle is loaded with bodies but is not logical for a car with only one or two folks. Most of the displays were cool, several clever, but a number were not working correctly either with many bulbs out or entire sections not lit up - would think if they paid attention to it, those could be repaired. Wouldn't go through again unless we had several first-time folks that really wanted to see it.

Thank J D
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