My visit to Currie Park

Located on North Flagler Drive Currie Park 4-26-2013 014and 23rd Street in West Palm Beach, Currie Park has off street parking if you just want to stop for a few minutes and view the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway.Currie Park 4-26-2013 008

Amenities offered are tennis courts, a small playground, benches, parking and boat ramps, pier, restroom facilities, paved walkways and lots of areas to sit and enjoy the views and the boats going by.

For boaters, it offers easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway.Currie Park 4-26-2013 016 And don’t be surprised if you happen to see this strange bright blue vehicle drive right into the water. Yes, this is where Diva Duck, the famous amphibious vehicle comes by several times daily. You can get tickets at CityPlace downtown where you depart on your adventure.

 

 

 

Completed in 2004 and visible from Flagler Drive, is the Martin Luther King Jr. Landmark Memorial commemoratingCurrie Park-MLK Memorial 4-26-2013 007 the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At the center is a large bronze sculpture of Dr. King holding the Holy Bible with cascading water on a curved granite wall behind him. On the wall as well as behind it are several quotes of people and events from Dr. King’s life and the civil rights movement. Very well done, one of the best in Palm Beach County and not to be missed!

 

Currie Park is also home of the Palm Beach Maritime Museum WPB 4-26-2013 010Maritime Museum 4-26-2013 011Maritime Museum where you can view several artifacts, replicas of ships including the famous Jacques Cousteau ship. Lots of exhibits, photos, memorabilia, and a very friendly and helpful guide will answer all your questions.PB Maritime Museum 4-26-2013 012

 

 

 

So there’s a lot to see and learn at Currie Park and really will not take that much of your time either. However, you may be taken in by the peaceful water views and could just make it an entire afternoon of delight. Enjoy!

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