C.B. Smith Park is a 299-acre park that houses a number of facilities for guests, including covered picnic areas, grills, and tables. Visitors and residents can take advantage of the many bike paths throughout the park or venture out to the lake and boat around the more than 80 acres of waterways and lakes. Water playgrounds, two 450 feet water slides, and an exhilarating water tube ride can all be found within the park at Paradise Cove, an aquatics complex. Other amenities within C.B. Smith Park include batting cages, a covered driving range and a short game golf course area, a Concert Green (where the annual Chili Cook-Off is held), campgrounds, RV hookups, laundry facilities, and hot shower areas. C.B. Smith Park also offers special events for Pembroke Pines residents, including hayrides in the fall and winter parties.
Pembroke Pines is also within close proximity to Flamingo Gardens located in the neighboring town of Davie, and Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in Ft. Lauderdale.
Flamingo Gardens stretch over 60 acres and presents the history of the natural ecosystem within the Florida Everglades. Packed with lush gardens that showcase rare, exotic and native plants, Flamingo Gardens has an array of activities for all ages to participate in. The "Free-Flight" Aviary, Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary and historic Wray Home are just a few sites to see. The citrus groves and the Wray Botanical Collection have a countless variety depicting the colorful flora and fauna within the area. This is a must visit for residents and visitors alike.
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is just a short walk from beachside shops and condos. An oasis of tropical hammocks, the park was a gift from Hugh Taylor Birch to Florida's posterity. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, there are four distinct natural communities. Visitors have opportunities to canoe and paddle along a mile-long freshwater lagoon or fish from the seawall. Nature enthusiasts can hike along two short trails and explore local plants and wildlife. A paved park road is also available for bicyclists and skaters. Picnic areas and pavilions with water and electricity are available for rental. Camping is also allowed in certain areas.