South Florida

Nature Adventures

This page lists nature parks, botanical gardens, environmental centers, and other places where kids can study and enjoy nature in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area.
Kids Fort Lauderdale: Nature Adventures - Fun 4 SoFL Kids
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Bill Keith Preserve

Amenitities: Pavillion, Nature trail, Boardwalk, Observation deck, Canoe/kayak landing, Park benches, Picnic tables

Area: South East (Fort Lauderdale)
1720 S.W. 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens stewards the legacy of the Bartlett and Birch families by preserving their historic estate and providing programming tha ...

Free: Yes
Area: South East (Fort Lauderdale)
900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Brian Piccolo Sports Park and Velodrome

This 175.2-acre park has established itself as one of Broward County Parks' primary centers for athletic activity. Perhaps surprisingly for such a bus ...

Type of Sport Area: Complexes
Area: South West (Weston/Davie/Plantation/ Sunrise)
9501 Sheridan St, Hollywood, Florida, 33024
Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium

The park is now the largest in the long-underserved central Broward County area and is designed to serve seven of the county's 31 municipalities: alon ...

Area: South East (Fort Lauderdale)
3700 N.W. 11th Place, Lauderhill, Florida, 33311
Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub

The scrub habitat that characterizes this 24.2-acre site represents one of the rarest and most ecologically sensitive communities in South Florida. Ur ...

Area: North East (Deerfield Beach/Lighthouse Point/Pompano Beach)
3299 N.E. Third Ave, Pompano Beach, Florida, 33064
Deerfield Beach Arboretum

This is a "Tree Zoo". The analogy is that if a group of animals on display were determined to be in a zoo, then this display of many strange and diffe ...

Area: North East (Deerfield Beach/Lighthouse Point/Pompano Beach)
2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach, Florida, 33442
Deerfield Island Park

Deerfield Island is a nature-oriented park offering outdoor recreational opportunities and environmental education. Accessible only by boat, this park ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: North East (Deerfield Beach/Lighthouse Point/Pompano Beach)
1720 Deerfield Island Park, Deerfield Beach, Florida, 33441
DeGroff Park

A natural environment area sitting along the inter coastal. Fishing allowed. Amenities include: Picnic tables and Play areas

Area: North East (Deerfield Beach/Lighthouse Point/Pompano Beach)
NE 52 St., Lighthouse Point, Florida
Donaldson Park & Rowe Community Center

Ammenities inclue: 1 Pavilion, Boat Ramp/Dock, Butterfly Gardens, Gazebo, Jog/Walk Paths, Picnic Amenities, Playgrounds, Restrooms, Sand Volleyball Co ...

Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
900 NW 43 Ave, Coconut Creek, Florida, 33073
Doris Davis Forman Wildlife Preserve

In turn, to provide public access, site amenities were designed, including a 5' wide, 900' long pedestrian trail traveling through pine woods and a 1, ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
7300 Parkside Dr, Parkland, Florida, 33067
East Davie Nature Park

This facility is a neighborhood park with a total of 3.9 acres and includes: one shelter and playground area, a lake for fishing, and a walking trail

Area: South West (Weston/Davie/Plantation/ Sunrise)
5350 SW 58 Avenue, Davie, Florida, 33314
Easterlin Park

This Designated Urban Wilderness Area is a magnificent example of cypress and mixed cypress forest. Cypress trees 250 years old and 100 feet tall are ...

Area: South East (Fort Lauderdale)
1000 N.W. 38th St, Oakland Park, Florida, 33309
Everglades Day Safari

The Everglades Day Safari provides the only full-day eco-tours through the majestic Everglades! Full-day safaris include an amazing airboat ride int ...

Type of Rental: Boat Rentals
Area: South East (Fort Lauderdale)
3750 S Flamingo Rd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33330
Exchange Club Park

A natural environment area, providing swimming beach and fishing Includes: Play area, tables, restrooms.

Area: North East (Deerfield Beach/Lighthouse Point/Pompano Beach)
2200 NE 24th St., Pompano Beach, Florida
Fern Forest Nature Center

Fern Forest Nature Center is the last remaining stronghold of ferns in southeastern Florida. In fact, 10 plant communities have been identified within ...

Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
201 Lyons Rd. South, Coconut Creek, FL, 33063
Flagler Village Community Garden

The Flagler Village Community Garden will promote urban gardening for recreation, education, food production and beautification. We will foster public ...

Free: Yes
Area: South East (Fort Lauderdale)
425 NE 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Geocaching

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to loc ...

Helene Klein Pineland Preserve

At approximately 13 acres, the Helene Klein Pineland Preserve in Coconut Creek is one of the smallest sites in Broward County Parks and Recreation’s n ...

Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
4701 W. Hillsboro Blvd, Coconut Creek, Florida, 33073
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area

Mosaic of natural vegetation communities including both pine upland and wetland habitats. The site features pine flatwoods common to this part of Brow ...

Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
5591 N.W. 74th Place, Coconut Creek, Florida, 33073
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

A short walk from the beach, this park is an oasis of tropical hammocks. The estate preserves four distinct natural communities, nestled between the A ...

Area: South East (Fort Lauderdale)
3109 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Lakeside Park

Baseball fields, Picnic Amenities, Playground, Restrooms, Heavily wooded area set aside for wildlife

Type of Sport Area: Fields
Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
5555 Regency Lakes Boulevard, Coconut Creek, Florida, 33073
Long Key Natural Area and Nature Center

At 164.8 acres, this site is one of the largest natural areas managed by Broward County Parks and Recreation. As recently as a century ago this elevat ...

Area: South West (Weston/Davie/Plantation/ Sunrise)
3501 S.W. 130th Ave, Davie, Florida, 33330
Lyons Creek Park

Conveniently located between the Recreation Complex and Lyons Creek Middle School, this park is an ideal leisure area for families. Perfect for picni ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
4455 Sol Press Boulevard, Coconut Creek, Florida
Military Trail Natural Area

The scrubby habitat dominating this site has become one of the rarest plant communities in Broward County. Since the Florida scrub was the highest and ...

Area: North East (Deerfield Beach/Lighthouse Point/Pompano Beach)
4600 NW 9th Ave/Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, Florida, 33442
Oak Trails Park

Amenities include: Fitness Apparatus, Jog/Walk Path (1/4 mile Trail), Nature Preserve, Picnic Areas.

Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
4230 NW 74 Street, Coconut Creek, Florida
Pine Flats Preserve

5.6 acres of beautiful pine hammock.

Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
3200 Riverside Drive, Coral Springs, Florida
Plantation Botanical Garden

The Plantation Arboretum & Botanical Garden is home to over 50 species of trees and palms native to Florida and around the world. A center path direct ...

Area: South West (Weston/Davie/Plantation/ Sunrise)
501 N Fig Tree Lane, Plantation, Florida, 33317
Plantation Heritage Park

Fittingly, given this 88.5-acre site's earlier use as an agricultural experiment station, there are abundant tropical flowering trees and palms throug ...

Area: South West (Weston/Davie/Plantation/ Sunrise)
1100 S. Fig Tree Lane, Plantation, Florida, 33317
Red Lichen Sanctuary

13.9 acres, nature trail, pavilion. Nature lovers who want to glimpse a pristine cypress dome can visit this sanctuary and won't be disappointed. T ...

Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
8095 Wiles Road, Coral Springs, Florida, 33071
Robbins Open Space Preserve

This facility is a passive neighborhood park with a total of 160 acres and includes a vast open space, equestrian trails, play area equipment and sev ...

Type of Trail: Horseback Riding, Walking
Area: South West (Weston/Davie/Plantation/ Sunrise)
4005 Hiatus Road, Davie, Florida, 33314
Sabal Pines Park

The largest of Coconut Creek's city-run parks. 9 athletic fields, surrounded by cypress wetlands. Free Wifi, Athletic Fields, 1 Pavilion (Obtain ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
5005 NW 39 Ave, Coconut Crekk, Florida, 33073
Sandy Ridge Sanctuary

38 acres, playground, pavilion, nature trail, restrooms.

Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
8501 NW 40th St, Coral Springs, FL, 33071
Saw Palmetto Natural Area

A circular concrete nature trail loops through the site, taking visitors into the woods and to the center of the natural area, where an elevated walkw ...

Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
4950 N.W. 71st Place, Coconut Creek, Florida, 33073
Sawgrass Sanctuary

Sawgrass Sanctuary is a 20-acre park and learning center. The facility preserves and protects the City's ecological heritage, but also offers a wide v ...

Area: South West (Weston/Davie/Plantation/ Sunrise)
237 North New River Circle, Sunrise, Florida, 33326
Sherwood Forest Park  

Sherwood Forest Park has volleyball court, horseshoe pit, playground, nature walk, and picnic pavilions.

Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
1600 NW 91st Ave, Coral Springs, fl, 33071
Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park

This facility is a passive park with fishing and recreational trails with a total of 40 acres. The large shelter has five 6' x 5' picnic tables with ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: South West (Weston/Davie/Plantation/ Sunrise)
5695 SW 52 Avenue, Davie, Florida, 33314
Snyder Park

Bark Park (Dog Park), Basketball Court, Butterfly Garden, Disc Golf Course, Dog Swimming, Fishing at West Lake (catch and release only), Grills, Horse ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: South East (Fort Lauderdale)
3299 SW 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33315
Tall Cypress Natural Area

Last remaining stands of basin swamp and pine flatwoods. 2,090-foot elevated boardwalk with two covered overlooks, concrete trail, restrooms, interpre ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
3700 Turtle Run Blvd, Coral Springs, Florida, 33067
Three Mountains Natural Area

21 acres, natural setting, playground on premises.

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
9200 NW 1st St, Coral Springs, Florida, 33071
Township Estates Park

One of the most hidden City features, this "L" shaped park hooks between a row of houses in the Township to reveal a stretch of huge shade trees along ...

Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
2140 NW 40 Avenue, Coconut Creek, Florida
Tradewinds Park

Park featuring a disc golf course, fishing lake, kiddie train rides, stables & a butterfly farm.

Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
3600 W Sample Rd, Coconut Creek, FL, 33066
Tree Tops Park

The 243.3 acres of this park range from 23 acres of restored freshwater marsh accessible by a 1,000-foot boardwalk to the 102.2-acre Pine Island Ridge ...

Type of Trail: Horseback Riding, Walking
Area: South West (Weston/Davie/Plantation/ Sunrise)
3900 S.W. 100th Ave, Davie, Florida, 33328
Veterans Park

Ammenities include: Dedication Mounts, Armed Forces Flags, Nature Preserve, Walkways and Benches, and Gazebo

Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
3550 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Florida
West Creek Pineland Natural Area

This site consists primarily of mesic flatwoods, often seasonally wet but considered an upland natural community with mostly sandy soils and hardpan t ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
4900 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Coconut Creek, Florida, 33073
Winston Park Nature Center

One (1) Pavilion (Obtain a Pavilion permit), Basketball Courts, Butterfly Gardens, Nature Preserve, Nature Trail, Picnic Amenities, Playground, Racque ...

Type of Sport Area: Basketball Courts, Tennis Courts
Area: North West (Parkland/Coconut Creek/Coral Springs/Margate)
5201 NW 49 Avenue, Coconut Creek, Florida
Woodmont Natural Area

Woodmont is the largest remaining natural habitat in Tamarac, consisting of pine flatwoods and a cypress/red maple wetland in the midst of urban devel ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: South West (Weston/Davie/Plantation/ Sunrise)
7250 N.W. 80th Ave., Tamarac, Florida, 33321