Parks & Recreation Department

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Mission Statement

Provide exceptional customer service and a variety of safe, professionally managed recreational: opportunities, services and facilities for all ages and ability levels in a fiscally responsible manner through well-trained, professional staff and partnerships.

Area Parks & Facilities

Thank you for visiting our Destin parks. We are truly thankful that even though we are a small city we can provide many amenities that suits every interest. If you plan to spend the day out on the water and will be launching kayaks and paddle boards from Captain Leonard Destin Park or Clement Taylor Park please use the designated loading/unloading area. Keep in mind that parking is limited to all park patrons and encourage those who will be out on the water for several hours to utilize the Zerbe/Calhoun City Parking Lot located off Calhoun. Thank you in advance for your help and being a good neighbor.

The Parks and Recreation Department maintains and operates 30 properties including three sports complexes, two indoor facilities, 1 boat launch (5 ramps), rental pavilions, and three public beach parks and eight beach trails.


The City of Destin Parks and Recreation Department provides a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational programs, community events and family events for all ages.