Indian Riverside Park (IRSP) is the premier family destination park in Martin County. Located in Jensen Beach, IRSP sits beach side on the Indian River Lagoon, with a walking path, fishing pier, play fountain, a beach, pavilions, and a banquet space. You can also take in a tour of the Mansion at Tuckahoe or Captain Henry Sewall’s Home (be sure to call ahead for reservations). IRSP is also home to the U.S. Sailing Center of Martin County and The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast.
Located at the north end of the park you’ll find a community sailing center offering recreational, competitive and learn-to-sail opportunities for all ages on a lesson-by-lesson and membership basis. USSCMC is one of only three Community Sailing Centers in the United States sanctioned by the US SAILING Association – the national governing body of the sport of sailing.
The Children’s Museum offers children and families a place to explore and learn through hands-on, interactive activities. In fact, entering the Museum is a lot like entering a child-sized, Floridian town full of educational possibilities. Admission prices: General Admission, Members Free; Adults/Seniors/Children $8.50; 12 months to 2 years $4.25; under 1 FREE.
Built in the late 1800s, the home of Dade County legislative representative Capt. Henry Sewall also served as a post office in its early days, and a bootlegging site in the 1920s. Originally located on Old St. Lucie Boulevard, the house was relocated in 2006 to Indian Riverside Park by barge down the St. Lucie River. It was chosen as the featured home for the 2012 Children’s Home Society of Florida Designer Showcase.
In 1936, Atlanta businessman Willaford Leach and his wife Anne Bates Leach, a Coca Cola heiress, purchased Mt. Elizabeth and the surrounding property and built the Mediterranean Revival home that exists today. Named “Tuckahoe” (thought to be a Native American term for “Welcome”), the estate was completed in 1939 with the latest in architectural design for that time. Tuckahoe was the hub of social life in Martin County and the setting for countless parties attended by the local social set and WWII soldiers from Camp Murphy.
The 2-story Frances Langford Dockside Pavilion is an air-conditioned banquet hall overlooking the Indian River Lagoon featuring more than 3,800 square feet of space, not including the caterer’s kitchen and wrap around balcony. The facility can accommodate up to 256 very comfortably.
Turn off your cell phone and soak up the incredible ambiance of the Martin County shore. Martin County is home to miles and miles of peaceful beaches, beautiful water, and natural sand dunes. And don’t forget about “surf fishing,” a favorite beach pastime for the whole family. Martin County also has over 20 marinas to launch your next eco-adventure.