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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. 

Please be safe and continue to monitor our social media (@PBCERM on Facebook and Instagram) and website (www.pbcerm.com or www.pbcnaturalareas.com) for updates on the status of our PBC Natural Areas.  For updates on other PBC operations and services, please visit the county's dedicated COVID-19 page: http://discover.pbcgov.org/coronavirus/Pages/default.aspx

 ‚ÄčLantana 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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