Michael Crotty Bicentennial Park
Location: 1800 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond Beach
Open daily: Sunrise to sunset
Stretching from the Halifax River to the Atlantic Ocean, this 40-acre park north of Ormond Beach is loaded with amenities. Beachgoers may park across the street from the ocean on the park’s east side to enjoy the sand and surf.
Volusia County opened a four-acre dog park at Bicentennial Park in 2010. The dog park includes separate areas for large and small dogs, watering stations, benches and shade trees.
Hikers looking to get back to nature may take a jaunt along on of the park’s nature trails and boardwalks. Winding through the scrub habitat, gopher tortoises and raccoons call this area home. The western terminus of the trail carries walkers to the Riv-Ocean Drive fishing dock on the Halifax River.
Michael Crotty, who passed away in 2010, was a prominent area attorney and dedicated community volunteer. The park was renamed in his honor in December 2011.
To reserve recreational facilities, please call 386-736-5953.