A block in from the beach, this rare and worthy spot of greenery is set amid the waterways, the sands, and the sprawl. Its preserves a peaceful patch of hammock (subtropical hardwood forest) in which you’re welcome to hike, bike, skate, kayak, canoe, fish, or picnic. There’s a visitor center with nature/history exhibits, but it’s closed for renovations and not expected to re-open until at least 2016; in the meantime, tours are available on audio as well as in person from park rangers each Friday at 10:30am, lasting 60 to 90 minutes.