The Bird Island Park Experience

Bird Island Park is an innovative, passive park to be enjoyed by all generations and offers ample opportunities for small group gatherings, theatre events, children’s programming, picnicking, bird watching, strolling and relaxation. Designed by Bobby Weed, the park illustrates the ecosystems of northeast Florida and highlights native flora and fauna. The landscape includes dune and wetland areas, with educational signage, and interactive art sculptures.

When you are visiting, you can help ensure limited environmental impacts by being a “Sustainable PVB Guest” – keep these recommendations in mind.

  • Keep the “natural” in “natural areas” by packing out what you pack in.
  • Let birds and animals eat their natural foods.  Animals may become conditioned to handouts, eventually losing their fear of people and/or vehicles.
  • Support the regional Riverkeeper by purchasing products featuring a Kingfisher bird at


Experience: Visit Bird Island Park

Address: 101 Library BoulevardBird Island Park is accessed via the additional parking lot at the southern end of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Bird Island Park features an entrance gazebo, followed by a winding trail which leads park guests past water features and examples of native hammock. Visitors will enjoy a hedged sea turtle maze with four beautifully crafted benches in the center. The park also features a story telling area with benches and a small stage with a labyrinth center enhanced by shade trees. There is a boardwalk that surrounds the pond with Bird Island in the center, a second gazebo on the waterfront, a play area for the children and a handicapped accessible sidewalk the winds around the entire park. A plethora of birdhouses keep winged animals and birders happy.

The dedication and grand opening of the park was October 15, 2010.


Tips From The Experts

  1. Be in the know about what’s happening in all of St. Johns County’s  parks with the Parks and Recreation Newsletter.
  2. Pets on leashes are allowed; use the available dispense bags to clean up after your four legged friend.
  3. The park strolls end in a charming playground.
  4. Use the installed signage to identify birds and animals.