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 Natural Areas Are Set to Re-Open

In accordance with Palm Beach County Emergency Order 2020-005, on Wednesday, 4/29/2020 ERM staff will begin re-opening Natural Areas to the public.

HOWEVER THIS DOES NOT MEAN RECREATION AS USUAL.

All visitors to the natural areas must follow Center for Disease Control Guidelines and the County’s Emergency Order 2020-005.

FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH BOTH AT THE LINKS PROVIDED BELOW AND

 Wear face coverings, recreate in groups less than 10, maintain social distance of at least 6 feet apart while on the trails, and avoid touching common surfaces such as handrails, benches, etc. to be safe while visiting.

 

 

 ​Lantana Scrub

Adjacent to the Lantana/Lake Worth Health Center on Andrew Redding Road and Southwinds Drive

 Picture of slash pine trees and saw palmetto at Lantana Scrub Natural Area

Palm Beach County's most recently acquired natural area saved 33 acres of scrub land

Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year 

At a Glance     

Formerly part of the now closed A. G. Holley State Hospital property, this site contains Florida scrub and scrubby flatwoods habitats. Sand pine and saw palmetto are found throughout, along with Florida rosemary, powder-puff lichen, and hog plum.

 

Wildlife Observed

  • Gopher tortoise
  • Golden-winged skimmer
  • Eastern phoebe
  • Swallowed-tailed kite

Before You Go 

This site is accessible by pedestrian traffic only.

There is no designated parking area. 

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