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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.
East side of Ellison Wilson Road, approximately 0.1 mile north of PGA Boulevard
Be on the lookout for the endangered four-petaled pawpaw
At a Glance
Home to a rare plant, found nowhere else on earth
At 3 acres in size, Palm Beach County's smallest natural area is a really big deal. Several four-petaled pawpaw plants have made their homes here in the scrub habitat. This plant is ranked endangered both by the state of Florida and the United States Federal Government because it only grows in Palm Beach and Martin Counties - nowhere else in the world!
- 41 species of native South Florida plants
including listed species Fourpetal pawpaw, Shell-mound pricklypear, and West Indian mahogany
- 42 species of native South Florida animals
including listed species Gopher tortoise, Red widow spider
Before You Go
This site is limited to pedestrian traffic only to protect endangered species that live here.
There is no designated parking area.