The City of Williston has several parks and recreation facilities for residents and visitors to enjoy. Keep up with our Facebook page or this website to see some exciting updates in 2023/2024!
Please contact Latricia Wright, City Clerk, for special event or rental information.
Williston’s Newest Park!
33 NE 1st Ave.
The walls of the new “Firemen’s Park” are remnants of a historic fire station and Coca-Cola bottling plant. Fireman’s Park replaced a blighted building and is now a beautiful area to relax while waiting to meet up with friends or having a coffee and is a great central location for events.
Peggy O’Neil Basham Nature Park
735 NW 7th St.
Peggy O’Neil is Williston’s nature park, with over 4 acres of walking trails. It blooms with hundreds of azaleas in the spring and has ample shade and rest areas for relaxing and enjoying the flora and fauna. It also has a gazebo which has been used for events including weddings and birthday parties. The park is named after Ms. Basham, daughter of William G. O’Neill and Betty O’Neill’s. Mr. O’Neill was a state representative and the City’s attorney.
599 SE 1st Ave.
Visit a real-life heavy howitzer developed and used by the United States Army during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Epperson Park has picinc tables, restrooms, a skate ramp, basketball court and pond.
116 N. Main St.
Located in the heart of our downtown, Heritage Park is the premier location for special events. With the annual Central Florida Peanut Festival, Light-Up Williston at Christmas time, and many special events throughout the year, Heritage Park’s Pavillion and paved sidewalks make it a great place for hanging out or ejoying a festival.
City Tennis Court
415 NW 4th Ave.
With tennis courts, backetball courts and picnic areas this is a great place for a little friendly competition! The City Tennis Courts are open to the public and will be undergoing renovation in 2023.
Cornelius Williams Sports Complex
21000 NE 40th St. / U.S. Highway 27 Alt.
Cornelius Williams Sports Complex was named after Williston resident, Mr. Cornelius Williams. The late Cornelius Williams began his education at Lincoln High School. He graduated from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida in the 1950’s with a degree in education. He served in the US Army, was a member of the Masonic Family and the American Legion. He was Chairman of the Deacon Board at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, President of the Friendly Choir’s Union, spearhead the first Martin Luther King, Jr. parade and banquet in Williston. Mr. Williams was a math teacher at Williston Vocational High School until his retirement. The City’s previous mayor Mr. Gerald Heathcoat was influential in naming the park after Mr. Williams. The park boasts soccer, baseball and softball fields, a plaground, picnic benches and walking trails.
Williston Youth Athletic Association
906 N. Main St.
Williston Youth Athletic Association has been developing sports programming since 1980 to enrich the lives of youth and provide family’s with the opportunity to participate in team sports as players, volunteers and sponsors. It is the goal of WYAA to build a strong sense of community and commitment in each individual involved in sports programming.
John Henry Celebration Park
150 NW 4th St.
John Henry Celebration Park is a family oriented park with playgrounds, plenty of room to play and picnic areas.
803 SW 19th Ave.
The Williston Horsemans Park is home to the Williston Horseman’s Association, otherwise known as WHA. It is a multipurpose facility located just south of Williston. We offer a lighted arena, covered pavilion near the arena, and a fully equipped concession building. WHA is a non-profit organization who’s mission is to support the youth of our community.