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Prescribed Burns Planned for Okeeheelee Park Natural Areas

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Prescribed Burns Planned for Okeeheelee Park Natural Areas

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The Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting a series of prescribed burns at the Okeeheelee Park Natural Area located at 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard, West Palm Beach between November 14, 2018 and May 31, 2019 and at the Okeeheelee Park South Natural Area located at 7500 Forest Hill Boulevard, West Palm Beach between November 14, 2018 and October 31, 2019. The purpose of these burns is to reduce dead and dense vegetation and to improve native habitat.

Parks Operations Division crews will be assisted by the Florida Forest Service and or Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Each prescribed burn will be completed in one day. The burns will occur within the above dates pending the appropriate weather conditions.

For additional information about the Parks and Recreation Prescribed Burn program, please visit http://discover.pbcgov.org/parks/Pages/NaturalAreas.aspx​ or contact Greg Atkinson, Parks Operations Superintendent at 561-963-6736.
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