Spend the Day at These New Smyrna Beach Parks

Big parks, small parks, and just about everything in-between, New Smyrna Beach—a well-known area for vacationers and surfers just south of Daytona Beach, FL—is home to various places where you and your family would love to spend the day. Looking for a park close to New Smyrna Beach condo rentals? Many condo rentals are situated near the beaches, nature trails, picnic areas, and other amenities offered by these parks. And why choose one? If you’re lucky enough to be spending a week in the area, you have several New Smyrna Beach parks to choose from. We have put together a small guide to what a few of these parks have to offer so that you can see which ones sound the most exciting to you.

Beautiful Smyrna Dunes Park near  New Smyrna Beach

Smyrna Dunes Park

From the scenic Atlantic Ocean views from the multiple observation platforms to more than two miles of elevated boardwalk/hiking trails, Smyrna Dunes Park is a 184-acre haven bordered by water on three sides that caters to sunbathers, fishing enthusiasts, and swimmers. Besides a fishing pier and swimming areas where the family dog can join you, you’ll find picnic pavilions and even beach driving opportunities. Most areas are handicapped accessible. Even better, it only costs $10 admission per vehicle, and discounts for handicapped and disabled Veteran registrations are available.

Flagler Ave Park

Located next to one of the most popular access ramps in the county, Flagler Ave Park is a top choice for many visitors to the area. For a $20 parking fee, you can spend the whole day from sunrise to well after sundown at this beautiful park with its ultra-clean beach and expansive ocean view. When you take a break from swimming, fishing, and beach walking, there’s a pavilion to have lunch and a brick courtyard where you can take in the sun and the sights. There are lots of nearby shops on Flagler Avenue you can enjoy as well.

A volleyball game at a park in New Smyrna Beach

Mary Mcleod Bethune Beach Park

There is so much to do at Mary Mcleod Bethune Beach Park! Just 3.5 miles from New Smyrna Beach, this park is great for those who enjoy outdoor sports such as tennis, volleyball, pickleball, and basketball, as there are plenty of courts available. You can walk the almost 800 feet of beachfront sidewalk, dine under one of the large picnic pavilions, bring the little ones to a playground, and go fishing off the fishing pier. The park is also known for sightings of dolphins, manatees, and pelicans. 

Riverside Park

How could a place that contains something called the Manatee All Children’s Playground be anything but fun? Besides swimming and fishing, which can be done anywhere along the boardwalk as well as the popular fishing deck, the park has walking paths and is home to many summer concerts and art shows on its gazebo/stage. For history lovers, the park offers the opportunity to check out the War Memorials honoring those who fought in World War I and II, Korea, and Vietnam. Riverside Park is eight acres of fun for the whole family, from sunup to sundown—6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

sunset on the New Smyrna beach

Lake Ashby Park

Families in search of fun will have plenty to do when spending a day at Lake Ashby Park. Nature walks along cypress-lined shores, fishing, and angling are all popular activities at the park. Want to go horseback riding along designated trails or tent camping under the shade of live oaks? Lake Ashby Park has you covered! There’s also a 3,500-square-foot playground complete with swings and ladders, a volleyball court, and canoeing and kayaking. The best part is that access to this incredible park is totally free!

No matter which of our New Smyrna Beach rentals you choose to spend your vacation in, you won’t be far from the excitement you’ll find at these great New Smyrna Beach parks. These are just some of the attractions where you can spend the day swimming, fishing, boating, or doing any number of enjoyable New Smyrna Beach outdoor activities that will make your vacation memorable and joyous.