Pros: A lot of fun things to do for the kids. Now have 2 play areas, tennis court,volleyball court, basketball courts, and pool. Very close proximity to the horse museum and arenas. Park also has a general store. Has a laundry area near the store. Daily trash pickup- shared trash can between two sites. Cons: Sites are paved but not level. Fire rings are very old and fire likes to creep out from under the ring. Trees need to be trimmed. Our tree limbs were so low we feared the tree would catch fire from the fire ring. The grass was very weedy and there was food wrappers and duct tape scattered throughout the grassy areas. Quiet times are not enforced as it was around midnight and neighbors were still playing loud music outside and partying. Bathrooms: Overall the bathrooms are in moderately good repair however, the shower stalls had debris and dirt pushed up into the corners. The toilets had no toilet paper. The toilet stalls had carvings on all of the walls. In the ladies restrooms the sinks are not clean as could be. Overall, even though the KY Horse Park is still a family friendly destination, I am very disappointed in how bad the park has gone downhill in the last 2-3 years. My family has been visiting the park for several years now. We have noticed that the park went from a great place to visit to one I seriously question.
Henderson park is by far one of the best parks my family has ever stayed at. The sites are clean, level, private, and large. You are surrounded by lush indigenous foliage. Your patio area is pea-gravel raked and kept clean by the staff. The restrooms are very clean and well maintained. This park has a laundry facility as well. There is a play ground for the children but this is not a particularly "kid friendly" park. You are in the heart of Destin and within a very short distance to plenty of kid friendly activities. The walking path to the beach is surrounded by the beautiful Florida foliage. The path is a short walk to a boardwalk that is over natural sand dunes protected by the Florida parks system. The beach is very clean and not overly crowded as it is used only by the campers of the park. Staff: The staff were very friendly. They were so kind they even gave our pet a treat. They took pride in caring for this beautiful state park. Suggestions: The park does need to improve the play area for the children. They need to provide a way to exit if you need to leave very early in the morning or late a night as they do not man the front station and the gates are locked. We had a code to get into the park but no keypad to enter a code to exit. Overall I give this park a 10 and look forward to staying again with my family.