Thanks to the Walton County Commissioners a new family recreational park named the Gladys Brown Park is now open and easily accessible to the residents of Freeport . The park is located just north of the bridge across the Choctawhatchee Bay and lies directly on the bay. The location allows the park to have free boat launches, a man made beach, together with an area for swimming, and fishing in the bay. The park has also been landscaped to provide a lovely area for picnicking complete with gas grills and park benches for cooking and eating outdoors. This is an important addition to family life amenities in Walton County. Plus on the south side of and underneath the bridge is another park made just for fishing in the bay with slips for docking your boat and a foot bridge for walking out under the bridge.