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Brooker Creek Preserve

Categories: Attraction, Nature preserve

Features: Classes offered, Guided tours, Hiking trails, Horse riding trails, Private room, Public restrooms

Alcohol: No alcohol

Parking: Lot

This roughly 8,700-acre preserve is the largest remaining natural open space in Pinellas County. Pine flatwoods dominate the uplands ecosystem. More than 50 percent of the preserve is wetlands, with branches of Booker Creek, wetlands forests, marshes, cypress domes and wet praires. The park is home to many types of flowers and an estimated 70 different species of butterfly. Trails and boardwalks offer a liesurely stroll of less than a mile or a more challenging four-mile hike. You can ride your horse on scenic or exercise trails, but bring your own water.

A three-building Education Center houses exhibit areas, a conference room, classrooms and a 200-seat auditorium available for corporate and family events. The center hosts monthly events and classes, as well as permanent exhibits. A resource center offers advice on landscaping with native plants and identifying local animals and plants. One large picnic shelter is available on a first-come basis but there are also family-size tables in a screened-in area near the auditorium.

Events at Brooker Creek Preserve

Birds of Brooker Creek
Saturday, December 12, 2015 8:00am

Book Time at Brooker Creek
Thursday, December 3, 2015 10:30am
Thursday, December 10, 2015 10:30am
Thursday, December 17, 2015 10:30am

Brooker Creek Musical Jamboree
Sunday, December 13, 2015 3:30pm

Brooker Creek Night Hike
Saturday, December 19, 2015 6:00pm

Explore the Ecosystems
Saturday, December 5, 2015 9:00am

Guided Hike at Brooker Creek Preserve
Saturday, December 5, 2015 9:00am

Music Jamboree
Sunday, December 13, 2015 3:30pm

Seasons of Florida Photography Hike
Saturday, December 26, 2015 8:30am

Tampa Bay: Living Legacy
Saturday, December 19, 2015 10:00am
Saturday, December 19, 2015 1:00pm

Wildlife Hike
Friday, December 4, 2015 9:00am
Friday, December 18, 2015 9:00am

Woods Walk
Friday, December 4, 2015 9:00am

Wreaths & Ornaments from Natural Materials
Saturday, December 5, 2015 10:00am

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