Named for philanthropist and city founder Liza Jackson, Liza Jackson Park is a beachside park that offers visitors a chance to enjoy pleasant recreation and relaxation along the waters of the Santa Rosa Sound during their Fort Walton Beach vacation. For more details on what makes Liza Park worth visiting during your trip, read on below!
Liza JAckson Park: A Lovely Beach Park Inspired by an Incredible Woman
Liza Jackson Park is located in downtown Fort Walton Beach at 388 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548. Here, you and your guests can enjoy a range of activities along the intercoastal waterway known as the Santa Rosa Sound.
Spanning over 1,000 feet of waterfront area, Liza Jackson Park offers visitors use of pavilions, playgrounds, boat ramps, a fishing pier, and restrooms onsite. It’s a fantastic place to go for a stroll, plan a picnic, go fishing, and spend some time on the water. Liza Jackson Park is also home to a charming dog park where visitors can take their dogs to play and swim.
The park gets its name from Liza Jackson, a renowned local philanthropist who put in personal time and investments into making Fort Walton Beach the wonderful seaside city that it is today over the course of the nearly 40 years she lived here, up until her death in 1970.
Jackson founded multiple clubs that helped the community bond together, worked to incorporate Fort Walton Beach as a town, built homes for soldiers in the area during World War II, was named Woman of the Year for the Gulf Area for three years running, and built up the town through land and construction contributions, from Grace Community Chapel and Fort Walton Bank to Fort Walton Beach Free Public Library.
You and your guests can visit Liza Park from 6:00am until 11:00pm daily, making it a wonderful destination for a leisurely morning, afternoon, or evening. To find out more information about Liza Jackson Park, you can contact (850) 833-9576 by phone or speak with one of our representatives at Breakers of Fort Walton Beach.
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