Bristol Park is a quiet, kid-friendly neighborhood within a short distance from many recreational and educational opportunities. Bristol Park Road borders the neighborhood on the west up to County Road 97 on the north, and the remaining borders consist of densely wooded areas.
Golfers can play two courses in the area. Outdoor recreation is available at a local park and recreation area, and nearby Nine Mile Square offers other entertainment options.
Golf Digest magazine rated the Marcus Pointe Golf Course a great value. This 18-hole, 6,700-yard course is fewer than five miles from Bristol Park. Earl Stone designed the course, which features more than 600 acres of natural woodlands, extensive practice areas and a full-service restaurant. Osceola Municipal Golf Course is farther south of Bristol Park and has an 18-hole, 6,366-yard championship course that was renovated in 2011. Golf great William Earl Mehlhorn designed the course in 1926.
The 103-acre Ashton Brosnaham Regional Park is three miles east of Bristol Park. The park is suitable for soccer, softball, flag football, rugby, lacrosse, and a variety of other sports thanks to its 10 soccer fields and four softball fields.
The John R. Jones Jr. Athletic Complex and adjacent Drummond Park, a 10-minute drive from Bristol Park, have nearly 20 baseball and softball fields. Drummond also features a large open field ideal for a variety of sports and other outdoor activities.
J. M. Tate High School is less than two miles from Bristol Park. Professor James Madison Tate was a teacher, minister and Civil War veteran before he founded the school in 1878. Since its founding, three graduates have gone on to play professional baseball. The school also produced a Miss Florida, Miss America, and Miss Universe. More than 2,000 ninth- through 12th-grade students attend the school each year.