Parks and Recreation

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.

Boyd Hill Environmental Center


Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center
1101 Country Club Way S. • St. Petersburg, Florida • 33705


(727) 893-7326


Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm • Saturday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm • Monday Closed
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day

Plan your next event at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Our helpful staff is here to serve you, please call (727) 893-7326.

 Parks & Rec

This Month's
Classes & Activities


  • Environmental Education & Wildlife Exhibits
  • School Groups & Field Trips
  • Aviary
  • Playground & Picnic Areas
  • Gift Shop

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About Boyd Hill

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.

About the Center

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.

Baby Bald Eagle            Walking Trail

Take a Glimpse of Florida Natural Wildlands

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.