City of Fort Lauderdale to Reopen Most Parks, Marinas, Boat Ramps, and Golf Courses with Social Distancing Restrictions
The City of Fort Lauderdale has reopened most parks, marinas, boat ramps, and golf courses to help promote physical and mental health in the community.
- Batting Cages
- Canine Beach
- Canoes (Single Rider)
- Dog Parks
- Dog Swim
- Kayaks (Single Rider)
- Lap Swim
- Paddleboards (Single Rider)
- Pickleball (Singles Only)
- Tennis (Singles Only)
- Athletic Leagues
- Basketball Courts
- Community Centers
- Indoor Gyms
- Outdoor Fitness Equipment
- Park Offices
- Recreation Programs
- Special Events
- Splash Pads
- Sports Fields
- Swimming Pools (except for lap swim)
- Water Fountains
Park users are required to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) personal hygiene guidelines which include using a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands; avoiding close contact with people who are sick; maintaining six feet of distance between yourself and others; covering your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others; and staying home if you are sick.
Read the full Declaration of Emergency Regulations (May 16, 2020) or view the latest updates on coronavirus.
3299 SW 4th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Park Hours: March - October, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
November - February, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bark Park Hours: September - April, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ,
May - August, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Dog Swim Hours: March - October, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
November - February, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Parking Fees: Weekends and holidays only - $1 per hour, $5 maximum
Park Size (Acres): 92.3
Map and Directions
Get a map to Snyder Park
Park Facilities and Amenities
- Bark Park (Dog Park)
- Basketball Court
- Bike Trail
- Butterfly Garden
- Disc Golf Course
- Dog Swimming
- Fishing at West Lake (catch and release only)
- Horseshoe Pits
- Nature Trails & Programs
- Picnic Tables
- Volleyball Courts
ADA Accessibility Information
For a complete list of accessibility information, visit our ADA Accessibility Information page.
Programs and Events
- Butterfly Garden Self-Guided Walking Tour
- Earth Day Event - Apr. 25
- Winter in Snyder Park - Dec-April 2020
For a complete listing of classes and programs, please visit our Recreation page.
Bike Trail - Now Open!
Snyder Park kicked off the New Year by opening a new bike trail. The trail is 1.2 miles long and has two different trail grades. The beginner trail grade is suitable for beginners, families, and children. It features gentle gradients and minor obstacles. The intermediate trail grade is suitable for experienced riders with moderate skills. It features challenging terrain with unavoidable obstacles and drop-offs. The bike trail is a great addition and a beautiful, new way to actively enjoy the beauty of Snyder Park.
Snyder Park is home to a Tropical Hardwood Hammock ecosystem, which includes many species of native plants and wildlife, such as raccoons, opossums, foxes and birds. And now, Snyder Park is also home to a flourishing butterfly garden filled with a variety of host and nectar plants, such as milkweed, dill, and pentas. Through the generosity of the National Recreation and Park Association’s Green Parks – Green Kids program, only five agencies across the country, one of which is Fort Lauderdale, received grants to increase the number of children participating in regular, outdoor environmental education programs. Studies show that our children are spending approximately seven and a half hours daily using electronic media and less time outdoors. Access to green space and parks stimulates outdoor play and the discovery of our natural environment as well as ignites imaginative play and a sense of adventure for children.
The Snyder Park Butterfly Garden and educational program was made possible through key partnerships with the National Recreation and Parks Association, Kids Ecology Corps, and Flamingo Road Nursery. These partnerships have provided the City of Fort Lauderdale with the necessary labor, materials and funds to create the picturesque butterfly garden as well as the butterfly and moth educational program.
If you are seeking the most unique and challenging disc golf course in all of South Florida or perhaps just an excuse for a casual walk in the park then look no further than the Snyder Park Disc Golf Course. Literally, a disc throw away from the Fort Lauderdale Airport this Par 68 (front 34 / back 34) will challenge every type of disc golf enthusiast from the introduction player (red tee pads), to the intermediate player (white tee pads) on up to the advance and seasoned player (blue tee pads).
The course was designed, implemented and constructed to capture and enhance all of the beautiful elements within the 93 acre park. It magnifies the beautiful canopy of Snyder Park. The golf course has it all such as long open holes and narrow wooded holes, as well as dog lefts and rights throughout. Furthermore, the course plays beside water, over water and even does have ascending and descending elevations, which is not typical for South Florida. Also, the course does boast South Florida’s only Par 5s for disc golf.
Look to the kiosk / disc return box at the start of Basket 1 for up to date information including leagues, events, and any other pertinent information as it corresponds to the course. The 18-hole disc golf course is open daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Parking fees apply on weekends and holidays. Come on out and play!