Buena Vista Park
Fishing and picnicking are popular in this park on the west side of the Indian River on the North Causeway. This park includes a newly installed (June 2019) playground feature for children ages 5-12, and an outdoor fitness structure that offers 20 fitness stations offering variable options for all fitness levels ages 13 to adult. The fitness structure is covered by a shade structure as well. This location also includes two (2) fishing piers, restrooms, and picnic pavilions.
Christmas Park is a 0.14-acre urban open space located at 101 Live Oak St. in our Canal Street Historic District. It's most prominent feature is a small outdoor stage that, staying true to the park's namesake, serves as the platform for a large Christmas tree ceremoniously lit during Canal Street's annual Spark the Spirit event alongside live musical entertainment and a grand entrance by Santa Claus.
"The park is just down the street from the gym and great for the community feel it gives Canal Street," writes New Smyrna Beach Athletic Club owner Andrew Pritchard, who adopted the park on April 1, 2016. "It's a great place around the holidays for the Christmas tree and lights, but also a shady place to watch a sunrise, walk the loop, read a book, or people watch."
This 1.2+ acre fenced area located at 2641 Paige Avenue is divided into large dog and small dog play areas. There is a 30’ x 40’ shade shelter with a dog and people water fountains. The grounds are grassed with open areas with concrete structures for doggy play. Please be kind to fellow dog lovers and clean up after your pet.
Emory L. Bennett Park
Located in the Historic Canal district on Sams Avenue, this small park is convenient for passers-by to enjoy the shade of a beautiful oak tree.
This new park located off Pioneer Trail east of Otter Blvd. opened Spring 2018. Adjacent to Otter Lake, the park claims 13 acres of pristine hardwoods and 18 acres of water, recreational use including parking areas, restrooms, picnic pavilion, a walking trail and an additional access point and trailhead to the New Smyrna Beach Multi-Use Trail. This park is also home to the City’s first 9-hole disc golf course (opened Dec. 2018) that was developed in partnership between the City and the NSB Disc Golf Club.
New Smyrna Beach Multi-Use Trail
The New Smyrna Beach Multi-Use Trail spans 2.2 miles from West Pine Avenue just north of S.R. 44 off Mission Road to Sugar Mill Drive. The 12-foot-wide trail has been constructed in an existing utility corridor. The eastern trail head is on West Pine Avenue between Jungle Road and Pioneer Trail. The western end is next to Geiger-Glencoe Cemetery on Sugar Mill Drive. Parking is available at both ends. Along the trail, bikers, runners, walkers and skaters cross a 125-foot bridge over Turnbull Creek with intermittent benches and trash receptacles. Large numbers are painted on the asphalt every 500 feet. If an emergency happens along the trail, callers may provide the nearest number to the 9-1-1 dispatcher to help emergency responders locate them more quickly. Motorized vehicles are not permitted on the trail. This Trail is also the location of the City’s Annual Light the Night 5K Run held the first Saturday in March each year.
North Causeway, West & East Boat Ramps
These facilities are located on the North Causeway and feature three boat ramps with short term docking facilities, a fishing pier, a picnic pavilion, and restroom and shower facilities (West side). The East side features one boat ramp and the west side features two boat ramps.
Old Fort Park
The historic Turnbull Ruins are located in this park along with the historic New Smyrna Beach Free Library, which now houses the New Smyrna Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). This park is located along Riverside Drive on Sams Avenue across from City Hall. Several paths and benches are scattered under a beautiful canopy of oak trees. This is the site of the City’s annual Art Fiesta in February. Special events and summer concerts are also held here. The weekly Farmer’s Market is located on the street between the Park and City Hall each Saturday morning.
This beautiful eight acre park is located on the Indian River at the east end of Canal Street in the downtown area. The park includes walking paths, restroom facilities, and the Manatee All Children's Playground. An outdoor gazebo/stage is located here for summer concerts and other special events. Fishing is popular along the boardwalk and fishing pier. The park is the site of many community events including Images, art festivals and the summer concert series. In the summer of 2015, Manatee All Children's Playground - an ADA-compliant structure, was rebuilt using a sea-themed design. New sail shades were added to the playground in 2018. The park is also home to Images: A Festival of the Arts juried fine art show held in January each year.
Turnbull Street Park
This is a neighborhood park and used mostly by local youth. It features a swing set, slide, picnic tables and large open field area for small group sports.