The perfect getaway for sports and recreationAs 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 golfingLove 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 DodgertownHistoric 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 sportsThrill-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 recreationPerhaps 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!
A Bicycle Friendly Community Listing
A Bike Lane & Path Map
Florida Archery Foundation
Indian River County Public Shooting Range
Jackie Robinson Training Complex
The Jackie Robinson Training Complex serves as a year-round hub of amateur development initiatives and events designed to diversify and strengthen the talent pipelines of baseball and softball. Formerly the Spring Training home to the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers and now operated by Major League Baseball, its 80-acre campus is a multi-sport training and tournament destination to athletes of all ages and skill levels, accommodating baseball, softball, lacrosse, football, soccer, rugby, swim and rowing teams.