Blue Ridge Park

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Blue Ridge Park (map it)
2155 Ridgewood Drive

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

 

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Amenities:

  • Playground
  • Canoe/kayak launch
  • Pavilion with electricity
  • Fishing pier
  • Greenspace
  • Restrooms

 

Blue Ridge Park is a 6-acre neighborhood park located along the Blue Ridge Waterway. As well as a place for families to play, Blue Ridge Park is one of five parks in the City of North Port providing water-based recreational activities.

Playground

The playground at Blue Ridge Park is a great place for children aged 2 to 12 years old to play and meet other children from the community. This playground has two sets of playcenters with canopies, swing sets, and rope jungle gym.

The larger set is a two-part playcenter connected by a bridge designed for children 5-12 years old. The playcenter is made up of slides, stairs, monkey bars, and fireman’s poles.

The smaller set is a single playcenter, made for children 2-5 years old, which has slides, ladders, stairs wide enough for parents to assist younger children onto the platforms, and a suspended tunnel.

Each play center has an age appropriate swing set associated with it. The swing set tailored to the older children has a tall frame and traditional open seats, while the swing set for the younger children is both shorter and has wrap around safety seats.

The jungle gym is an open designed geometric figure using ropes to climb on.

Pavilion

Blue Ridge Park has a spacious open-air pavilion with a charcoal grill and picnic tables available to rent for gatherings. The pavilion also has a switched electrical outlet if you’d like to bring a sound system to use during your rental.

The pavilion is available on a first come, first served basis during the times when it has not been previously rented.

Use of the electricity is only available during paid rentals.

Canoe/kayak launch

Blue Ridge Park is currently the easternmost point on the Blueway, North Port’s aquatic trail system. Ample parking, gently sloping banks, floating docks, and a wash station makes this a perfect spot to start or end a tour along North Port’s waterways.

The next park on the Blueway with a launch is McKibben Park, located approximately 1.75 miles south by water.

More information on the project can be found at the Blueways page.

Fishing

With a floating fishing pier, wide open areas, and a water control structure, Blue Ridge Park offers some of the best family fishing in North Port.

Anglers of all ages and abilities can expect to catch bass, bream, sunfish, and bluegills all within feet of the parking lot and restrooms.

A valid Florida freshwater fishing license is required to fish at Blue Ridge Park.