The Parks of PGA National
Whether you like to jog or walk, or just stroll along, the place to do it is in Masters Park ! The POA developed the park on the corner of Ryder Cup Blvd and Avenue of the Masters and has making improvements as funds are available. They also got the residents involved by creating “In Honor Of” opportunities.
The 8-acre park includes a crushed shellrock fitness trail and exercise stations where you can follow directions on the posted signs to complete a series of exercises before proceeding to the next ‘station'. If you prefer to stroll at a more leisurely pace, you will enjoy a number of “theme gardens”. The Butterfly Garden invites the butterflies (and a Hummingbird or two) to sip the flowering plants. The Native Garden includes plants that are native to south Florida . The Desert Garden has a wonderful selection of succulent plants. The Perennial Garden hosts all types of flowering and evergreen plants and is located next to the Moon Garden where you'll find a selection of white-flowering plants that glow in the moonlight. The Sensory Garden is a feast for all the senses: Fragrant plants; bright, colorful plants, grasses blowing in the breeze, and others invite you to look closely.
If your jog or stroll requires you to take a rest, a beautiful gazebo is situated in the middle of the Tropical Garden . There are also a number of benches and two covered arbors with a seat for two. The benches and arbor/benches were placed “In Honor Of' PGA Residents' friends or family members. Information is available on this Website about the program.
Before you leave, be sure to check out the fruit tree garden. Depending on the time of year, you'll find Tangerines, Oranges , Grapefruit, Mango, Key Lime, Carambola (star fruit), Lychee Nut and other fruits. Please don't pick the trees clean: please share.
THE PARK IS FOR RESIDENTS OF PGA NATIONAL AND THEIR GUESTS. HOURS ARE DAWN TO DUSK. SORRY, THERE ARE NO FACILITIES OR WATER FOUNTAINS.
This community park is located on the west side of Ryder Cup Blvd , about half way between PGA Blvd and Northlake and just south of the Town homes of Marlwood community. In addition to a gazebo overlooking the Wilderness Preserve (where you'll certainly see beautiful birds and an occasional alligator) there is also a half-court basket ball court. You'll need to bring your own basket ball but the court is great! A bench is located beside the court for your cheering section.
The POA Board of Governors purchased new playground equipment in 2002. There are sling-style swings for older children and bucket-style swings (with chain straps) for the smaller ones. A large play gym includes two slides: again, one for smaller children; monkey bars; a climbing wall; chain ladder and lots of fun activities for kids of all ages. Parents can rest on the nearby bench and, although the hurricane took down a beautiful ficus tree which provided shade, the POA Maintenance Committee is in the process of re-planting trees. There are plenty of Oak and Pine trees throughout the park. THE PARK IS FOR RESIDENTS OF PGA NATIONAL AND THEIR GUESTS. HOURS ARE DAWN TO DUSK. SORRY, THERE ARE NO FACILITIES OR WATER FOUNTAINS.
On the North side of Tournament Blvd at the 4-way stop sign of Medalist Drive , you'll find a large park with lovely shade trees. A wood gazebo is at the western end, overlooking the golf course and lake. New playground equipment was installed in 2003 with rocking spring animals for the little ones, swing set, and other fun activities. The gym area includes a glider monkey bar (mom or dad can push the little ones to glide across a 12 ft long play area). There are several slides, both curving and straight, a climbing wall, and fun things for kids of all ages. The equipment was designed so that older or taller children can play at one end and the little ones can play at the lower end where parents can keep an eye on them. There are newspaper vending machines at the parking lot and benches are located next to the swings and the gym area. THE PARK IS FOR RESIDENTS OF PGA NATIONAL AND THEIR GUESTS. HOURS ARE DAWN TO DUSK. SORRY, THERE ARE NO FACILITIES OR WATER FOUNTAINS.