In place of the traditional master amenity area, a series of well-connected parks and open spaces each serve a role to the community and provide unique experiences. The parks at Starkey Ranch compose a cohesive series of context-sensitive open spaces, honoring the land’s history, connecting people to nature, and creating a sense of place. Like a ranch, each park is multi-functional and designed in response to the land. Each park tells the site’s history, respects the surrounding wetlands, increases tree canopy on the former farmland, and protects habitat for native wildlife. The parks provide space for families to gather with neighbors, play with their children and pets, celebrate special events, and appreciate natural Florida. By creating multiple spaces throughout the community, rather than one amenity, the system of parks at Starkey Ranch encourages these activities to take place.