Three Completely Free Activities That Will Entertain Your Whole Family.
It’s summer time in Central Florida! For many, that means extended time with family and friends. Depending on the size of your family, it can be hard to find ways to entertain everyone at a reasonable price. We’ve got three completely free activities for you and your family to try this summer in the City of Kissimmee.
Mark E. Durbin Community Park
Nestled in the City of Kissimmee’s Lakeside community is a sports and recreation hub with opportunities for everyone from kids to adults. Mark E. Durbin Community Park boasts one of the most diverse combination of amenities of any park in Central Florida. Kids get to enjoy the themed play area while parents and guardians can relax under pavilions and well shaded areas. Where the park really stands out is the athletic courts and fields. The athletes in your family will love the free access to tennis courts, baseball fields, basketball courts, an inline hockey rink, and a skate park. All courts and fields are available on a first come first serve basis, but can be reserved on our Athletic Fields and Courts web page. Get out and be active at the family-fun Mark E. Durbin Community Park.
Where: 2253 Lakeside Drive, Kissimmee, FL 34744
Shingle Creek Regional Trail
In last month’s summer guide, we featured Shingle Creek Regional Park – Steffee Landing for its cool, shaded environment and beautiful scenery. Running past the entrance of this park is a beautiful section of the Shingle Creek Regional Trail. This very unique eco-tourist destination is part of a trail network in partnership with Osceola County and Orange County that offers a rare, natural environment for cyclists, pedestrians, bird watchers, and nature lovers. The first phase of this trail is complete and runs from the Pioneer Village, past the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum, to Shingle Creek Regional Park. The second phase of the trail is under construction now and will add another two miles of continuous trail section. Grab your walking shoes or bike and enjoy the creek-side views that can only be found along the Shingle Creek Regional Trail.
Where: 4266 W. Vine Street, Kissimmee, FL 34741 (southern-most access point)
Downtown Kissimmee Sculpture and Art
Walk the historic streets of downtown Kissimmee while admiring unique, local artwork. Enjoy the 10 sculptures all within the pedestrian-friendly environment of our downtown corridor. Along your sculpture walk you’ll pass local restaurants and businesses to extend your day trip to our beautiful City. If you’re here on a weekday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. stop by Kissimmee City Hall (101 Church Street) and enjoy the featured art exhibit of the month on display on the first and second floors. So, the next time you’re looking for a family activity with a little more culture, downtown Kissimmee has you covered.
Where: Downtown Kissimmee (along Broadway, Church Street, Dakin Ave, Monument Ave, Darlington Ave, and Ruby Ave)