Cerulean Park sits at the heart of the WaterColor community, providing everyone with a serene place to kick back and relax. With the many paths zigzagging across its confines, it serves as a fantastic place to jog, ride bikes, or just take a walk on your own, with friends, or with your dog in tow. Since the park lies along the banks of Western Lake, it’s also a fantastic place to kickstart your paddleboarding adventures.
When you want to experience the beauty of the great outdoors, there’s plenty of awesome things to see in this park. As you walk in through the western entrance, you’ll see the sparkling fountain with the path running right across its center. Upon continuing down that walkway, you’ll soon come across the tiled river that’s surrounded by tropical plants. Once you get to the eastern side of the park, you can take the bridge right across the lake.
From end to end, passion flowers, canna lilies, and red roses galore sprout up all along this park. Milkweeds also make their appearance right in time to nourish the monarch butterflies. These butterflies arrive by the hundreds to swarm the milkweeds and build their energy for the journey beyond. They are an absolute delight to watch as they move from flower to flower and then flit away as fast as they had arrived.
While it’s nice to stop and smell the roses and other flowers, resist the urge to pick a few for home. Their presence supports not only the butterflies but the bees and many other creatures that roam through this park. You can return for another look any time you want, however, since they bloom strong through the spring and summer months.
Art festivals, musical performances, and food-centric celebrations are just a few of the events that happen here on the regular. The much-anticipated 30A half marathon also moves through this greenspace once a year. Its participants even have a moment to stop here to enjoy a meal from the many food trucks set up along the surrounding roads.
– If a butterfly lands on you, hold still and let it fly off on its own. Remember to never touch their wings since that could damage those sensitive structures and leave them unable to fly.