Get to Know Fiesta Grove RV Resort in Palmetto, Florida!

Rules are important, but at Fiesta Grove RV Resort, their number one rule might surprise you. It’s FUN, FUN, FUN! Nestled in the heart of sunny Palmetto, Florida, it’s a small paradise of friendly people like no other.

The managers Jerry and Susan go above any beyond to run a resort that is full of recreation and fun.There’s a vibrancy and excitement in the air you won’t find anywhere else. During season, there are activities galore, where residents make new friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

“We visited Fiesta Grove 7 years ago and have come back every year since; in fact, we bought a place in the park,” said Pat M., a resident of Fiesta Grove. “It’s a very active community, always lots going on, and we have many more “young” people coming in every season!  We love our park and the people in it…they’re our second family and we so look forward to spending our winter there.  The new managers have really made many improvements and have become good friends with the

residents.  Please consider visiting…you won’t be sorry!”

One of the most special things about Fiesta Grove is the sense of community. We all work together on projects big and small. Our residents collect aluminium for recycling, along with cardboard and newspaper for the elementary school recycling bin. When we aren’t having fun at events like dances and potlucks, we’re looking for ways to help our community and each other.

You’ll often hear of residents sewing Huggy Bears to give to the EMS for patients, or creating Lap Quilts tied with prayers for guests that are sick or having a rough time, or our Sunshine Lady making cards for those in need.

Besides the wonderful managers and exuberant residents, this RV resort features a recently remodeled recreation hall, basketball, a sparkling swimming pool, bocce ball, shuffleboard and so much more!

“The people are like family, said Ron G., a resident at Fiesta Grove. “We would not go any where else.”

Stay tuned with what’s happening at Fiesta Grove by liking them on Facebook or visiting their website

*Special thanks to Susan and Jerry for their contributions to this blog! 

5 Free Things to Do in Palmetto, Florida

Are you ready to get away from it all? Unplug and get ready to reconnect with nature. Get away from the glowing screens and constant dinging and explore the beauty of Florida. We’re going to share with you 5 free parks to explore while you are RV camping in Palmetto!

Emerson Point Preserve is a 365 acre park with a special location at the mouth of the Manatee River

where it meets Lower Tampa Bay. You’ll enjoy the preserve’s beautiful wildlife and native plants while you explore both historic and prehistoric sites.
Tale a hike to the Portavant Temple Mound, southwest Florida’s largest Native American Temple mound! There are also trails and boardwalks, picnic shelters, and a canoe/kayak launch. Spend the day enjoying the rich history of Florida.

This 27-acre nature preserve is the perfect place for bird watchers. Grab your binculars and pick up one of the preserve’s bird checklists. They have documented 158 avian species and 33 butterfly species at the preserve! Maybe you’ll find the 159 specie!
Guests can enjoy open houses and guided bird walks on the first Saturday of each month from October to April. It’s free and includes activities like hiking, bird watching and photography. See if you can spot the beautiful Painted Bunting, the preserve’s signature bird!
Spanning more than 50 acres, Coral Reef Park offers lots of activities. From green spaces and

pinelands preserves to canals and sports, you’ll always find something to do at this great park. Love sports? This park features beach volley ball, tennis, baseball, a playground and an exercise trail.

While you’re there, don’t miss the abundance of Florida wildlife. If you get hungry, grab a refreshment under the shady pavilion of the Parkside Cafe. The park also hosts free outdoor movies for residents throughout the year.
This historical park is a great opportunity to learn about the history of Palmetto. You can enjoy fun activities like checking mail in the 1880 Post Office, write on the slates of the schoolhouse and try on pioneer clothing in the cottage. 
Plus, there are lots of free events to attend as well There’s Halloween and summer socials, the annual Heritage Festival, historical speakers, Palmetto’s Christmas in the Park and group yard sales. Get to know neighbors, learn the history of the city and have a blast all in one place. 
This charming oasis is the perfect place to enjoy musical performances or enjoy a library book. There

are plenty of walkways, gazebos and even a manicured garden. You’ll be able to find a great book in the 5,000-square-foot Palmetto Bay Branch Library. The community room offers tons of meeting space overlooking the waters of Biscayne Bay. Grab a book and enjoy the great outdoors.