Palm Beach County is home to a variety of native ecosystems. Small variations in elevation, water salinity, soil type, and fire frequency dictate which plant community will prevail. Within the parks system you can experience Coastal Dunes and Strands, Cypress swamps, Florida scrub, Hardwood hammocks, Lakes, Mangrove swamps, Maritime hammocks, Marshes, Pine flatwoods, and Ponds. It is our intent that native ecosystems within the park system are managed and operated in an environmentally sensitive manner.

This will ensure their survival and the habitat that they provide through our parks system. Checkout the slideshow above to view some of the native ecosystems found within our park system.

Contact Information

Natural Areas Program  
 John Prince Park
2700 6th Ave. S..
Lake Worth, FL 33461
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Ph: 561-963-6736
Fax: 561-233-1406

Greg Atkinson
Parks Resource Supervisor

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