Roberts Potter Park Trail
Roberts-Potters Park Trail Points of Interest
This is one of Davie’s more urban trails. Lying within a portion of East Davie, containing the downtown Western Theme Area, the trail connects a multitude of small neighborhoods winding between the Town’s parks, schools and business districts. Beginning at Potter Park, named after Edna Mae Potter a community activist and long time resident of the Town of Davie, you could travel either north or south.
The recreational center located next to the park has programs run by the Police Athletic League. Going north form the Park you’ll wind your way through quiet neighborhoods and visit Veteran’s Park, a small park on a beautiful lake, with picnic tables, a playground, tennis court, and a fishing dock. This Park was dedicated to Davie’s many veterans.
If you go south from Potter Park you’ll connect with the Linear Park Trail along Orange Drive. Running west from there you can make a side trip north on SW 61st Avenue and stop by the Betty Roberts Park. The park is named after a former Mayor, Councilperson and long time resident of the Town of Davie. She was also the first woman Mayor in Broward County. The park is located on the site of a plant nursery that was owned by Betty and her husband David.
Coming back to Orange Drive continue westerly along the south New River Canal with its lush landscaping and pavilions for those occasional rest stops along the way. The recreational path then winds to the north to connect to the South Florida Education Center at College Avenue. A 700-acre campus, the Center is home to one private university, three public universities, a community college, technical center, police and fire academies, two high schools, one middle school, and three elementary schools. Travel to the east and then south along Davie Road to Davie’s Downtown Commercial area and Western Theme District. Many of the buildings downtown reflects Davie’s effort to create a distinctive architectural style reminiscent of an old western town.