To preserve, protect, maintain and enhance the city's parklands and recreational facilities and engage people in leisure activities that contribute to their quality of life.
Our helpful staff is here to serve you, please call (727) 893-7326.
Throughout the entire preserve, you will find 3 distinct areas where classes, camps, programs and events may be offered: The Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center and Trail, the Pioneer Settlement and the Environmental Studies area. Registration for all locations occurs here at the Environmental Education Center. Our helpful staff is here to serve you, please call (727) 893-7326.
Before you take a walk on the trails, visit the national award winning exhibit “The Ripple Effect: Understanding Nature’s Connections” at the Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center. This exhibit is an exciting and innovative depiction that will enlighten the visitor to the natural wonders of the Preserve and Lake Maggiore. As you walk to the trails, you will see our aviary which is home to nineteen permanently-injured birds of prey including an eagle, hawks and owls. Come visit the aviary and see these magnificent birds up close. For that special keepsake, visit our gift store.
This peaceful oasis is located on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Enjoy walking along the trails and boardwalks that wind through many unique ecosystems that are homes to over 60 species of amphibians and reptiles, over 50 species of butterflies and over 165 species of birds. Due to this strong diversity of birds, the preserve has been named to the Great Florida Birding Trail.