Department of Parks & Recreation
Information and Photos Courtesy of
City of Crestview Web Page
The City of Crestview, Florida maintains several parks and recreational areas.
The parks are spread throughout the city and are used for everything for small BBQ
get togethers, sporting events and festivals & fairs. The Parks
& Recreation department is dedicated to providing quality recreatinal opportunities
for the residents of Crestview and surrounding communities.
This 8-acre facility, located on McClelland Street consists of a picnic area, softball
field, outdoor basketball court, children's playground and a youth recreational
center. The recreational center is staffed with City personnel and is open 9:00
a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Children can play pool, table games, watch TV, do their homework
or just hang out in a well supervised atmosphere.
BEAVER CREEK PARK
Beaver Creek Park is quiet park located on the south end
of Crestview and provides a nice retreat for residents who live in the John King
Road area. This park features picnic tables, BBQ grills, and a small pond for
fishing. The park entrance is located off of the end cul-de-sac on Mill Pond
Countryview Park is one of our newer additions to the Crestview Parks and Recreation
facilities. A $93,000 grant was received from the Florida Recreation Development
Assistance Program (FRDAP) in 1998 for the park. This 33-acre area features a 300'
x 150' grass playing field, 50' x 80' multi-purpose court, playground, covered picnic
pavilion, restrooms and drinking fountains. The park entrance is located off of
Northview Drive, just west of Jeffryscot Drive. This park proudly serves the south
end of Crestview and the Countryview Subdivision residents.
DURRELL LEE PARK
The Durell Lee Park is one of the finest youth baseball/softball facilities in Northwest
Florida. This 10-acre park has a regulation T-ball field, 3 baseball/softball fields,
and a concession stand/press box building. All of the fields are lighted and a real
showcase for the area. Durell Lee Park is located on First Avenue, accessible from
Valley Road or Brackin Street
SPANISH TRAIL PARK
The Spanish Trail Park is one of Crestview's newer developments with a 26-acres
site. This park has an adult softball complex and the fields are utilized for the
soccer leagues in the Fall. Along with the softball fields, the park houses two
pavilions, grills, restrooms and the Senior Center. The other vast undeveloped area
within the park is the setting for circuses, fairs, and carnivals. This park is
located on Stillwell Blvd., one block off of North Ferdon Blvd. (Hwy 85).
TWIN HILLS PARK
This 24-acre park located on Highway 90 East is the hub of the Parks and Recreation
Department's overall operations. Twin Hills Park is home to our football, soccer
and basketball leagues. The outdoor facilities consist of a stadium, playground,
tennis courts, basketball courts, outdoor beach volleyball, picnic tables, BBQ grills
and a beautiful lake. The park also has a recreation building which features an
indoor gymnasium. The most recent addition to Twin Hills Park is the beautiful Children's
Park. The Children's Park features many colorful pieces of state-of-the-art children's
play equipment. This Children's Park is a wonderful addition to Twin Hills Park
and the residents of Crestview. Twin Hills Park is located on the corner of Highway
90 East at North Hathaway Street (.3 miles east from the intersection of Highways
90 and 85).
This park has become a real asset to Crestview and the area's students. The park
provides a learning environment like no other and was acquired from the Florida
Division of Forestry. Over 100 trees are identified in the park. These trees are
indigenous to the state of Florida. An outdoor covered picnic pavilion has proven
to be an excellent site for field trips and Easter egg hunts. The Environmental
Museum on the site offers a great educational tool for our area students. All displays
on hand are relative to the forestry industry that helped found the Northwest Florida
and Crestview area years ago. Several hundred children visit this park each school
year. The Environmental Center is located on Butler Circle (off of Mapoles Street),
right next to the fire tower in Crestview.