Two are located in the park and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
A program of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital featuring an early-childhood education course that is designed especially for kindergartners and first graders with the goal of reducing accidental injuries and deaths. The child-size town features working traffic signals, street signs, crosswalks, miniature houses, and small tricycles, along with a variety of interactive stations. Safety Town is open year round by appointment only during the week for public and private schools, charter schools, and children’s groups of 15 to 60 students.
Large group gatherings of 250 or more persons require prior Park approval and issuance of a Park Permit to address such items as reserving space for the group, traffic control, trash removal/cleanup deposit, etc.
Picnic areas and shelters with grills and picnic tables are available throughout the park. Among the park’s many rental facilities are two corporate pavilions (capacity 350 to 500 each), a meeting cabin (300), five extra-large shelters (80-160), six large shelters (45-80), and eight medium shelters (30-45). Reservations, fees, and deposits required for shelters. See C.B. Picnic Shelters.
Paradise Cove Water Park
For years the park was known for its waterslides, tube ride, and swim lagoon, all of which closed at the end of the season in September 2003. A dramatically expanded and revamped 4.69-acre facility called Paradise Cove opened in April 2004. Among its features: Parrot’s Point, a 12-inch-deep pool with two small waterslides and other interactive play elements designed for ages 5 and under; Sharky’s Lagoon, an 18-inch-deep pool with three waterslides (83, 98, and 125 feet long) and other interactive play elements; Crazy Creek, a 410-foot-long meandering tube ride with interactive play elements along the route; the Paradise Grill and Sand Dollar concession facilities; and more than a dozen Funbrellas, 20-foot-diameter umbrellas (capacity 30) with picnic tables, available by rental. The newest attraction, Paradise Pipeline, opened at the start of the 2014 aquatics season and consists of four colorful waterslides the equivalent of five stories tall. Riders can enjoy a high-speed corkscrew slide that exits into a four-foot-deep plunge pool. The 32-inch-wide, open-body waterslides vary in length from 395 feet to 430 feet. More than 400 gallons of water per minute move riders down the slides. Riders must be at least 42 inches tall, weigh less than 250 pounds, and be able to swim. For more information, call 954-357-5170. During aquatics season, the water parks are open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:20 p.m.; visit our water park Web page for more information.
Enjoy the beauty of the park by bicycle. Surrey bike rentals are available on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the last rental available at 5 p.m., and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last rentail available at 4 p.m. through Bike America. Two- or four-seat surrey bikes are $25 for 30 minutes. Helmets are required for bike rentals and are included in the rental fee. For more information and group rates, call 954-443-6340.
The park’s lakeside campground is equipped with 83 RV sites, all with electricity, water, picnic tables, grills, and sewer hookups. (Tent camping is not available at this location.) There are also heated showers, a laundry facility, and restrooms in the campground area. Campground map. After-hours security is provided at the campground, which permits two pets per campsite with proof of current vaccinations and appropriate licenses. Pets must be registered at check-in and must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all times when not inside the RV. Camping fees are seasonally based. Reservations are highly recommended, especially during the peak season of November through April.