The City of Apalachicola has a variety of recreational amenities, including parks, boat ramps, and two community centers that host a variety of local events and activities year-round. In addition to physical amenities, the City works with several civic and non-profit groups that provide recreational opportunities.
City of Apalachicola Parks & Facilities
190 Fourteenth Street, Apalachicola
The Splash Pad is located at 190 14th Street in Apalachicola. Regular hours are 12 AM to 7 PM.
1 Bay Avenue, Apalachicola
Located beneath the John Gorrie Bridge at the entrance to Apalachicola is the annual Florida Seafood Festival site. Funds raised by the festival have paid for extensive repairs to the park. This park features multiple concrete boat launch ramps with wooden docks, fishing piers, wet slips, children's play equipment, and a community center building hosts meetings and events.
Located downtown along the Apalachicola River and adjacent to several commercial shrimp boats docked along the river. This park provides the setting for many community events, including the annual arrival of Santa Claus on a shrimp boat, July 3rd, oyster-cook-off, summer concerts, and much more!
Avenue B, Apalachicola
Located in the center of Apalachicola's historic home district is a waterfront showcase. It was dedicated in 1832 and rededicated 100 years later. It features a lush landscape, period lighting, a gazebo, children's play equipment, picnic tables, and a long fishing pier stretching several hundred feet into Apalachicola Bay.
Scipio Creek Boat Basin
479 Market Street, Apalachicola
It is located at the north end of Market Street in downtown Apalachicola. Locally known as the “Mill Pond,” it is the site of a former sawmill where lumber was floated from upriver and milled. It is currently a commercial fishing marina and home to Apalachicola Farmers Market every 2nd and 4th Saturday.
Historic Holy Family Center
203 Dr. Frederick Humphries Street, Apalachicola
Historic Holy Family Center was a Catholic church and school that was an integral part of the Hillside community dating back to the 1920s—now renovated into a multifaceted senior center and cultural hub, hosting weddings and other events.
David G. Raney House Museum
128 Market Street, Apalachicola
Visit Raney House Museum Website
The David G. Raney House Museum is owned by the City of Apalachicola, operated by the Apalachicola Area Historical Society and supported by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council. The Raney House is open to the public 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is free but door donations are accepted. Special tour group requests to visit the David Raney House may be arranged at any time. Please call (850) 653-1700 to make an appointment.