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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, June 11, 2016 8:00am

Book Time at Brooker Creek
Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:30am
Thursday, June 9, 2016 10:30am
Thursday, June 16, 2016 10:30am
Thursday, June 23, 2016 10:30am

Bugs and Butterflies
Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:30am
Explore the Ecosystems
Saturday, June 4, 2016 9:00am

Family Fun Friday Mornings
Friday, June 17, 2016 10:00am
Dip Netting

Footprints on the Land Hike
Saturday, June 18, 2016 9:00am

Ken Rowe Birdathon
Saturday, June 11, 2016 5:30am

Off the Beaten Path Hike
Sunday, June 12, 2016 9:00am
Wildlands Walkabout

Orchids and Epiphytes
Saturday, June 4, 2016 10:30am

Our Wildest Place Hike
Saturday, May 28, 2016 9:00am
Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:00am

Return the Preserve Day
Saturday, June 18, 2016 8:00am

Seasons of Florida Photography Hike
Saturday, May 28, 2016 8:30am

Wildflower Garden Club
Saturday, May 28, 2016 8:00am
Saturday, June 25, 2016 8:00am

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