National Picnic Day: Perfect Outdoor Parks, Gardens to Enjoy a Meal – Entertainment – The Palm Beach Post


At lunch on a recent day’s work, I felt the urge to eat outside in the fresh air. With my delicious Aioli salad in hand, I headed to one of my favorite picnic spots in West Palm (pictured above). Can you guess the location? Here’s a hint: The Intracoastal Waterway’s backdrop makes it a perfect lunch companion.

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To give up? This is George S. Petty Park. (You can search for it. Take your time.)

And speaking of eating out, today is National Picnic Day. It’s time to go out and find a nice, relaxing place for a picnic. You deserve it! We all deserve it.

Apart from well-known public parks, here are a few places we recommend.


The park has stunning palm trees for lovely shade and small hills to lie on. Plus a nice play area for the kids to enjoy after a bite to eat. Located along the Intracoastal, the view of the water makes it a place to relax.

Kelsey Park: 601 Federal Hwy., Lake Park


This place is tucked away on the east side of Lantana Bridge and across from the popular waterfront restaurant, The Old Key Lime House. There is a small playground and a few picnic tables. When your picnic is over, watch the fishing boats come in and see people cleaning their fish or feeding the hungry pelicans on the sea wall.

Bicentennial Park: 312 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana


For a fee ($ 10 for non-members), sit among the beautiful gardens of Mounts. It won’t be hard to find the perfect spot for a picnic in the lush fourteen rolling acres, which are home to flowering trees, palm trees and many exotic plants.

Mounts Botanical: 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach

For more suggestions, check out these guides:

The 10 Best Public Parks in Palm Beach County

The best public gardens in Palm Beach County


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