Lake Placid area offers 27 clear, freshwater lakes with some of the best fishing anywhere. This southern portion of Central Florida, also known as “The Ridge,” is one of the most scenic areas of the Sunshine State. The beauty of our lakes and rolling hills have spurred residential growth around Lake Placid. Enjoy our quiet countryside, and rely on the Town of Lake Placid for daily essentials as well as cultural, recreational and educational pursuits. Any season of the year is a good time to visit Lake Placid. Our moderate temperatures and sunny days assure plenty to do year-round. With our pristine freshwater lakes, it’s no wonder that many recreational pursuits around Lake Placid are water related. Swimming, boating, sailing and fishing are popular activities with visitors and residents. Our blue skies, stately cypress, and beautiful lake views are perfect for picnics and hiking.
While you can enjoy the friendliness, comfort, and safety of our community, you don’t have to go far for the amenities of larger metropolitan centers. Being the most southern town in Highlands County, Lake Placid is a comfortable drive away from either coast and most population centers of the state.
You can take in the major attractions in Orlando, just 100 miles from Lake Placid or experience big city life in Miami, which is 145 miles to the south east.
Large mouth bass are plentiful in the lakes, with six to eight pounders caught regularly. Bluegills, shell crackers and crappies are plentiful as well and provide excellent eating.
Currently the town has eight parks. The largest park is the Lake June Park/Sports Complex. Visitor to these parks will find baseball/softball fields and soccer/football fields. There are also picnic pavilions for small or large gatherings. The beach area has four covered pavilions in a sandy area and a boat ramp. The beach also has a nice grass area that is perfect for a blanket picnic.
There are two “serene” parks, Stuart Park and John’s Park. Each are located in the downtown area and each offer something a little different. Stuart Park is very popular for small community events and parties. Located within the park is a bar-b-cue pit and shuffleboard courts. The park also offers lots of shade and a walking path with benches. John’s Park is a “relaxing” park. It offers a shaded walking path and benches. Its quietness provides the perfect place to relax and read a book.
There are three neighborhood parks within the town. Bicentennial Park, Spruce Park, and the newest addition Taylor Park. Each park offers a variety of playground equipment providing hours of fun for kids.
The middle of town provides Devane Park. Better known as the “circle.” This park is used for many different large events. Each year the Arts and Crafts show is held in the park and in conjunction with the Caladium Festival the antique car show is also held in the park. The park is also available for weddings and parties.
Parks and Recreation
Phone: (863) 699-3935
Fax: (863) 699-3710
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