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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. The Education Center id open Thursday-Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.. Closed Monday-Wednesday.

Events at Brooker Creek Preserve

Birding 101
Saturday, December 10, 2016 10:30am

Birds of Brooker Creek
Saturday, December 10, 2016 8:00am

Book Time at Brooker Creek
Thursday, December 15, 2016 10:30am
Thursday, December 22, 2016 10:30am
Thursday, December 29, 2016 10:30am

Footprints on the Land Hike
Saturday, December 17, 2016 9:00am

Our Wildest Place Hike
Saturday, December 24, 2016 9:00am
Saturday, December 31, 2016 9:00am

Return the Preserve Day
Saturday, December 17, 2016 8:00am

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