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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.

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 Lake Park Scrub

North side of Silver Beach Road, 1/4 mile east of Congress Avenue in Lake Park

Picture of slash pine trees at Lake Park Scrub Natural Area

Information Signs

Visit the white sands of this scrub habitat that was once called "Silver Beach"

Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year 

At a Glance     

Visit nature's silver lining

This 56-acre site consists of three native South Florida ecosystems:  scrub, scrubby flatwoods, and mesic flatwoods.  In the late 1800s this area was known as "Silver Beach" because the scrub habitat reached down to the shoreline of Lake Worth (current Lake Worth Lagoon and Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway) creating a white sandy beach.      


  • Native South Florida plants include
    Banded wild pine, Common wild pine, Giant wild pine, Reflexed wild pine, Nodding pinweed, and Large-flowered rosemary  
  • Native South Florida animals include
    Gopher tortoise, American Redstart, and Osprey
  • Former railroad and buildings from the 1920s in northeast section of site
  • Former wet prairie habitat in the southwest section of the site 
  • Bicycle rack

Before You Go

This site is accessible by pedestrian traffic only.

There is no designated parking area. 

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