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Deerfield Island Park

2009 Update

The damaged boardwalks on Deerfield Island have been replaced with a nice, long boardwalk on the west side of the island.

Older Info

Supposedly once owned by Al Capone or some such BS, Deerfield Island Park sits at the intersection of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Hillsboro Canal. Accessible only via boat, there is allegedly a "shuttle" that takes visitors to the island park, although we have never seen this happening nor have we seen the shuttle. If you happen to be driving over the ICW on Hillsboro Boulevard, you can easily see Deerfield Island Park off the southwest corner of the bridge.

Boaters can access Deerfield Island Park via a tiny, very difficult to navigate "marina" with six slips. The slips are first-come-first-served. The park itself looks fantastic, there are a few covered picnic areas, a bunch of uncovered tables, and all have grills. The tables and grills are brand-new. There are also well-maintained restrooms. A groundskeeper seems to live on the site (the marina is in his house's front yard) so don't get crazy. The boardwalks are still all torn up and are closed, this "observation platform" that I read about is long gone, but the nature trail that runs down the Intracoastal side of the island is open. This really looks like a cool place to have a small cookout and I don't get the impression that anyone knows it is open again, yet.

The marina dock is allegedly wheelchair-accessible.

Location:

1720 Deerfield Island Park
Deerfield Beach FL 33441

Web site:

www.deerfield-beach.com/index.asp?NID=544


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