The Niceville Children's Park is located in the Civic Center Complex at 204 North Partin Drive, across from Ruckel Middle School. We are proud of our beautiful park, and take pride making it a clean, safe and fun place to bring your children. We have courteous park attendants on duty who welcome your questions, your concerns, and are here to offer any assistance you may need while visiting the park. We work together to make the park a fun and happy place for children to come and play, and for adults to relax and enjoy watching them.
An adult must accompany children at all times while they are in the Children's Park.
The park rules are in place to protect the children and the equipment. Please come out and enjoy the park, and work with us to ensure the safety of the children.
Walkways are available to allow easy access throughout the park. Seating areas, with gazebos and cabanas, are available where families and friends can share a meal. In the center of the park you will find an area with tables and umbrella's that will shade you while you are eating or resting. There are drink machines available in that area. Bathroom facilities, including changing tables, are located in the Park.
Some of the attractions you will find in the park are:
- Age-appropriate equipment such as:
- Bubble Machine
- Monkey Bars
- Rock Climbing Structure
- Sandboxes with Pails & Shovels
The Spray Park
In the summer of 2006 we opened the Spray Park, which quickly became a popular attraction.
The Spray Park has two palm trees: one that sprays water from the leaves, and one that has coconuts that will fill up and drop water frequently, soaking those below. A Blue Heron will surprise children by soaking them as they walk by. Magic Mushrooms spray water all around and make a tent for the children to hide under while watching others play. The children have a great time cooling off during the hot days and warm evenings, and comfortable tables, chairs, and umbrellas are available for the adults to relax and enjoy watching the children play.
This Spray Park is seasonal. Please check the hours before planning your visit.
The City of Niceville will close the Children's Park whenever the safety of park visitors is in question. The park attendant may close the park at their discretion for the safety of visitors due to weather conditions. For example, the park will close when:
- The heat index exceeds 95 degrees
- It begins to rain (it takes approximately two hours after a rain for the park to dry sufficiently to re-open)
- Lightning is spotted in the area
- The wind chill drops below 40 degrees