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Palm Beach County's Natural Areas Will Remain Closed Until Further Notice

Based on Palm Beach County (PBC) Emergency Order No. 2020-003, effective immediately, all PBC Natural Areas are closed to the public until further notice.  This order will remain in effect until the expiration of Palm Beach County's Declaration of Emergency or until terminated or amended by further order.

PBC's Department of Environmental Resources Management will continue to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in our area and will communicate any changes in the status of our PBC Natural Areas as those changes are made. 

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 Delray Oaks

2021 SW 29th Street, Delray Beach

Picture of a shaded hiking trail through oak lined path

ADA Accessible Paved Nature Trails Natural Surface Hiking Trails Information Signs Parking lot Wildlife Viewing

Hike the trails to explore Florida's rare xeric hammock ecosystem

Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year 

At a Glance     

Find shade to beat the heat

The shady hardwood forests have a canopy of live oak, cabbage palm, and strangler fig. Wild coffee, American beautyberry, and several species of ferns are present in the understory. The 25-acre Delray Oaks Natural Area is home to many resident and migratory birds, including red-shouldered hawk, blue-gray gnatcatcher, and several species of warblers.