401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Phone: 954-357-5100• Fax: 954-357-5101• Email: QuietWatersPark@Broward.org
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Water is the focus of this 431.4-acre park, which includes the Splash Adventure water park, Ski Rixen USA cable water-skiing, a marina with boats for rent, and several lakes for fishing. For recreation on dry land, the park features Bike America bicycle rentals, mountain bike trails, basketball courts, and a campground with platform tents and tepees. The park is also home to the Renaissance Festival, one of South Florida's most popular annual festivals.
This interactive children's water playground features slides, tunnels, turn valves, and much more. Open seasonally. Zero-depth entry to 12 inches at center. Lifeguards on duty at all times. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older. Sessions, when in effect, are three hours and 50 minutes. U.S. Coast Guard-approved life vests are available free of charge. No pets, grills, glass containers, or alcoholic beverages allowed inside the aquatics facility. Call for fees and hours. Summer events at Splash Adventure.
Colorful 20-foot-diameter umbrellas are available for rental by the day or by the session at Splash Adventure. Each includes tables and grill (except inside the water park). Capacity 30. Credit card deposit required.
Ski Rixen USA
Cable water-skiing - no boat required - at the only wakeboard and water-ski park in South Florida. Slalom, trick-ski, kneeboard, wakeboard, or even surf without a wave. Yearly memberships available. For ages 12 and up. Open daily except Mondays. Call 954-429-0215 for hours and rates. See what it's like to experience Ski Rixen USA firsthand here.
Bike rentals, sales, and service. Enjoy one of South Florida's most beautiful parks by bicycle. Store hours: Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Rentals include dual-suspension mountain bikes, hard-trail mountain bikes, comfort bikes, kids' bikes, and kids trailers. GoPro cameras and knee and elbow pads are also available to rent. Call 954-570-8122 for more information and group rates.
Mountain Bike Trails
7.1 miles of trail, with segments for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced riders. The trails have been fully renovated under the direction of the International Mountain Bicycling Association, whose local volunteers removed debris, reshaped the land, installed new plants, and constructed new sections of trail. Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. during daylight savings time, when the hours will go to 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during standard time. Trail map (PDF)
All riders must watch a safety video at the park office and complete a Waiver of Liability (PDF). Riders under 18 must watch the video and have a release/waiver of liability signed by parent/guardian.
Use of the trails requires an annual membership or daily fee. Visit the Mountain Bike Trail Fees page for more information.
Safety Bike Patrol
The park maintains a group of mountain bike volunteers who patrol the trails, offering guidance and assistance to riders when needed. Call the park office at 954-357-5100 to find out how to become a patrol member.
Trail Maintenance Days
Volunteers get together from 8:30 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Saturday of the month to maintain the trails. Food and beverages are provided by Bike America following trail work on maintenance days. To volunteer, print the application below and bring it to the park, along with a photo I.D.
Mountain Bike Trails Project
Volunteer Application (232 KB)
Broward County Policies To Review (3.5 MB)
Permitted from the shores of the park's several lakes. Freshwater licenses may be required. No fishing allowed near Splash Adventure, Ski Rixen USA, or in the primitive campground. Catch and release only.
Lakeview Marina will reopen on Saturday, May 9, 2015, after maintenance.
The marina is open on weekends and designated holidays from April until the second week of January. Marina hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the last boat rental going out at 3 p.m. Rental boats include canoes, paddleboats, and kayaks. Boat rentals are $10 plus tax per boat for one hour, $15 plus tax per boat for two hours, and $25 plus tax per boat for four hours. $10 cash deposit per rental.
Rent a site with a platform tent or tepee already set up at the park's innovative Rent-a-Tent campground. There are 25 tent sites and two tepee sites, each with running water, a fire ring, a picnic table, a grill, and electricity. Restrooms and shower facilities are conveniently located throughout the campground. Renters are able to use sports equipment found in the park office free of charge, and can also purchase a discount pass to Splash Adventure water park during the aquatics season. No RV sites are available. Firewood and ice are sold at the park office. Reservations required. Wi-Fi is available at the campground. View campground rules.
Sites are $35 plus tax per night for up to four campers. Two additional campers may be added at $3 plus tax per camper per night, for a total of six campers. The required security deposit is $50 per site, payable by credit card only. Up to two pets are permitted at $1 per pet per stay.
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Primitive Youth Camping
The park also provides an area set aside for youth primitive camping for nonprofit groups such as Boy and Girl Scouts. The area accommodates up to 75 campers. Reservations can be made by calling 954-357-5100.
Large group gatherings of 250 or more persons require prior Park approval and issuance of a Park Permit to address such items as reserving space for the group, traffic control, trash removal/cleanup deposit, etc.
Two small (up to 36) with water. Six medium (up to 50) with water and electricity. One extra-large (up to 162) with water and electricity. One corporate pavilion (400) with water, electricity, areas for horseshoes and volleyball, and restrooms. All available by reservation only.
A large, covered, wheelchair-accessible playground is adjacent to shelters #8 and #9 and the basketball courts.
Freestanding picnic tables with grills are located near the playground and throughout the park and are available free on a first-come, first-served basis.
Paved paths run throughout the park, with an approximate cumulative length of a mile and a half.
With the help of volunteer organizations, the 3,500-foot nature trail is being restored to its natural landscape. Volunteers have helped remove invasive species and plant native trees and shrubs helping to transform this six-acre natural area to its true beauty. Historical records show that the western side of the area was once a slough -- a swamp-like depression, which transformed the surrounding pinelands into cypress and red maple trees. The nature trail is open during park hours to all ages. Pets are not allowed. People interested in volunteering on the nature trail can inquire at the park office or call 954-357-5113.
Geocaching is a worldwide treasure hunt using Global Positioning System (GPS) devices. The first clue is a set of GPS coordinates, corresponding to where someone has hidden a "treasure," or geocache. Geocaches can come in all shapes and sizes and can even be virtual. If you are interested in geocaching and want to know more, please visit our Geocaching Web page.
If you plan to geocache in Quiet Waters Park, you can use the following GPS coordinates to search for geocaches in the park: 26.31145, -80.15266. Please be aware of the following guidelines that apply to geocaching at Quiet Waters in addition to the guidelines set forth on the Geocaching Web page:
- No pets are allowed on the nature trails.
- Please stay on nature trails and do not stray from the path.
- Geocaching in campgrounds is restricted to campers only.
- Geocaching within the Mountain Bike Trails is prohibited.
Sports Equipment Rentals
The park offers limited quantities of a variety of sports equipment, available at the park office on a first-come, first-served basis only to those renting shelters.
A Little History
Using funds from the 1978 bond issue, Broward County acquired this 431.4-acre property in the early 1980s from Houdaille, a major dredge-and-fill contractor that used the site essentially as a "borrow pit." The proposed name of Lakeview Park was abandoned in favor of Quiet Waters by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. The park opened to the public in March 1983. Splash Adventure, an interactive children's water playground, opened in the southeast corner of the park in 1995.
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