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3 THINGS TO DO This Week

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Main Street Park will be the site of a National Arbor Day Celebration Tree Planting at 10 a.m. April 29.

If you leave the white sands of the beach and explore the neighborhoods in Destin, you may find little hidden pieces of beauty.

1. Clement Taylor Park

With a beach on Choctawhatchee Bay, this park also has a sand volleyball court, playground, benches, picnic ta-bles and a pavilion. Just bring your hot dogs and hamburgers, throw them on the grills and have a day of fun from sun-rise to sunset at 131 Calhoun Avenue.

2. Main Street Park

A .75 acre water-front park on a “finger” of Joe’s Bayou, the park at 605 Main Street is small and ADA acces-sible from dawn to dusk with a fishing pier and picnic fa-cilities. This par-cel across the street from Coleman Lake has been dedi-cated parkland since the early 1950s.

3. Mattie Kelly Park and Nature Walk

Bordering Joe’s Bayou, the 10.13 acre park at 825 Beach Drive includes a fishing pier, pic-nic area and beach area. On the nature trail, boardwalk visitors can view wetland grasses, ferns, and other species from dawn to dusk.