Sports

The perfect getaway for sports and recreation

As the “gateway to the tropics,” our climate lends itself to getting out and enjoying some fun in the sun all year round. For the sports lover, Indian River County has almost an embarrassment of riches. No matter where your interests lie, we’ve got something that’s sure to appeal.

Unparalleled golfing

Love golf? So do we, and with over a dozen and a half courses located in Vero Beach and Sebastian, it shows.  A point of pride for us is Sandridge Golf Club located in Vero Beach, owned and operated by the county, and it is not to be missed. Come test your skills on one of our two challenging 18-hole courses that have earned us a reputation as one of the finest public golf destinations in the state. After playing the island green on the par 4 14th hole on the Lakes course, you’ll see why Golf Digest has rated our club 4-1/2 stars!

Historic Dodgertown

Historic Dodgertown located in Vero Beach, has been a draw to the area for decades. Home to the Dodger Spring Training for sixty years starting in 1948, it was the starting place for many pennant-winning teams and Hall of Fame players. These days, it serves as an all-inclusive facility for teams from all over to play, live and eat together in on-site villas that provide a one-of-kind, immersive training experience where the greats got their start. With ten playing fields and our new multi-purpose field, baseball, soccer, football and lacrosse teams can learn amidst the beauty and history of the area.

Action-packed sports

Thrill-seekers, get ready for action! Skydiving will get your blood pumping like nothing else! The top-notch facility and experienced staff you’ll find at Skydive Sebastian have made fast-growing drop zone one of the most undeniably scenic atmospheres you’ll find anywhere.

Are you targeting a different kind of activity? Set your sights on the Indian River County Public Shooting Range!  Sharpshooters will love our state-of-the-art facility that features pistol, rifle and air gun ranges. Hone your archery skills on walk-through and 65-foot ranges. While you’re here, you can even try your hand at sporting clays.

Laid-back recreation

Perhaps you’re looking for a more laid-back sporting experience. In that case, Vero Beach, Fellsmere and Sebastian offer some of the best birding and hiking opportunities you’ll find anywhere! With over 20,000 acres of nature preserve available to enjoy, you’ll run out of time and space on your memory card before you can see it all.

Whether you’re passionate about tennis, wild about polo, crazy for jet skiing or just about anything in between, we’re enjoying it in Vero Beach, Fellsmere and Sebastian. Come enjoy the fun with us!

The perfect getaway for sports and recreation

As the "gateway to the tropics," our climate lends itself to getting out and enjoying some fun in the sun all year round. For the sports lover, Indian River County has almost an embarrassment of riches. No matter where your interests lie, we've got something that's sure to appeal.

Unparalleled golfing

Love golf? So do we, and with over a dozen and a half courses located in Vero Beach and Sebastian, it shows.  A point of pride for us is Sandridge Golf Club located in Vero Beach, owned and operated by the county, and it is not to be missed. Come test your skills on one of our two challenging 18-hole courses that have earned us a reputation as one of the finest public golf destinations in the state. After playing the island green on the par 4 14th hole on the Lakes course, you'll see why Golf Digest has rated our club 4-1/2 stars!

Historic Dodgertown

Historic Dodgertown located in Vero Beach, has been a draw to the area for decades. Home to the Dodger Spring Training for sixty years starting in 1948, it was the starting place for many pennant-winning teams and Hall of Fame players. These days, it serves as an all-inclusive facility for teams from all over to play, live and eat together in on-site villas that provide a one-of-kind, immersive training experience where the greats got their start. With ten playing fields and our new multi-purpose field, baseball, soccer, football and lacrosse teams can learn amidst the beauty and history of the area.

Action-packed sports

Thrill-seekers, get ready for action! Skydiving will get your blood pumping like nothing else! The top-notch facility and experienced staff you'll find at Skydive Sebastian have made fast-growing drop zone one of the most undeniably scenic atmospheres you'll find anywhere. Are you targeting a different kind of activity? Set your sights on the Indian River County Public Shooting Range!  Sharpshooters will love our state-of-the-art facility that features pistol, rifle and air gun ranges. Hone your archery skills on walk-through and 65-foot ranges. While you're here, you can even try your hand at sporting clays.

Laid-back recreation

Perhaps you're looking for a more laid-back sporting experience. In that case, Vero Beach, Fellsmere and Sebastian offer some of the best birding and hiking opportunities you'll find anywhere! With over 20,000 acres of nature preserve available to enjoy, you'll run out of time and space on your memory card before you can see it all. Whether you're passionate about tennis, wild about polo, crazy for jet skiing or just about anything in between, we're enjoying it in Vero Beach, Fellsmere and Sebastian. Come enjoy the fun with us!

16th Street Sports Complex

 16th St & 20th Ave , Vero Beach , FL32960

A Bicycle Friendly Community Listing

   
 Indian River County is recognized by Bicycle Friendly America as a Bicycle Friendly Community which welcomes bicyclists by providing safe accommodations for bicycling and encouraging people to bike for transportation and recreation. A bicycle-friendly place makes bicycling safe, comfortable, and convenient for people of all ages and abilities.   

A Bike Lane & Path Map

 Click on link to view Indian River County Bike Lanes & Bike Paths

BG Polo

BG Polo is a 36-acre equestrian compound that is a robust and fully functional horse property. Polo matches held January - May.
 6020 5th St SW , Vero Beach , FL32966

Florida Archery Foundation

Florida Archery Foundation is an educational and recreational organization dedicated to the mental, physical, and emotional health of archers of all ages. Providing a platform to connect and be inspired, we teach the skills necessary for a lifetime of Character, Confidence, and Community.
 1141 18th Place , Vero Beach , FL32960

Florida Tech Challenge Course

The Florida Tech Challenge Course empowers participants to face mentally and physically challenging obstacles, while being immersed in an 80-acre preserve of pure Florida wilderness.
 11090 CR 512 , Fellsmere , FL32948

Historic Dodgertown

Founded in 1948, Dodgertown occupied a former Naval Air Base in establishing a permanent Spring Training home for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Creating an environment where both minor and major league players could live and train was a key component, especially as pioneer Jackie Robinson joined the Dodgers in becoming the first African-American to play Major League Baseball.
 3901 26th St , Vero Beach , FL32960

Indian River County Public Shooting Range

Located in Sebastian, the facility consists of a 5-stand (shotgun) range, a pistol range consisting of 35 firing stations, a rifle range with 29 stations including two 200-yard target firing stations, an air gun range, a 65-yard archery range, 3 combination skeet and trap fields and a walk-through sporting clays and a walk-through archery course. The facility is fully manned to insure maximum shooting safety. In addition to the recreational aspects of the range, it is also a hunter’s education training facility with courses taught by the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Shooting Range staff. There is also an on-site gun shop and family friendly fishing lake. Take a Kid Fishing If members of your family or party would prefer to undertake other activities, the shooting range has a lake that has been stocked for those who would enjoy taking a child fishing. Only adults with children are allowed to fish! Loaner fishing rods are available for the kids. Hours of Operation 9:00am - 5:00pm Thursday through Monday Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. *NOTE: The Range may close early or have delayed shooting due to inclement weather. Registration closes one (1) hour before the close of business. No Children under 10 allowed on range Location Shooting Range 10455 102nd Terrace, Sebastian, FL. (772) 581- 4944  
 10455 102nd Ter , Sebastian , FL32958

Jungle Trail

The Historic Jungle trail winds for nearly 8 miles along a sandy road through the hammock habitat of Florida's barrier islands north of Vero Beach. The trail—really a road—is on the National Register of Historic Places and was built in the 1920s so that citrus growers could haul their produce up and down the barrier island. Although cars do drive along the road, it's mostly used by cyclists, walkers and joggers. The road is sandy but mostly hard packed and easy going for wide-tire bicycles.
 Off of CR 510 , Wabasso , FL

Kiwanis Hobart Park

 5790 77th St , Vero Beach , FL32967

Pickelball

Roseland Ball Field

 8020 129th Ct , Roseland , FL32957

Senior League Park

 224 S. Oleander St , Fellsmere , FL32948

Skydive Sebastian

Sebastian boasts one of the most spectacular skydiving views in the world! Both tandem and experienced jumpers travel from all over the world to plunge from an altitude of 13,500 feet and experience the breathtaking view!
 400 W.  Airport Dr , Sebastian , FL32958

South County Regional Park

 800 20th Ave SW , Vero Beach , FL32962

Vero Cycling Club

Vero Cycling, Inc. is a bicycle club based in Vero Beach, Florida. Vero Cycling was formed to promote cycling in Indian River County, Florida; to encourage all cyclists of all levels, from beginning to advanced; to advocate for cycling related interests; to promote safe cycling; and to encourage respect among cyclists and non-cyclists. Our rides are open to anyone; however, everyone (both members and non-members) must register on our web site to to participate in our rides.
  , Vero Beach , FL

Vero Equine Riding Academy, LLC

Situated on 15 acres, Vero Equine offers camps and riding lessons for all ages.
 8130 8th St , Vero Beach , FL32968