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The natural area will close beginning Wednesday October 28th until further notice while crews are onsite conducting wildfire mitigation and restoration.

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


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



  Rosemary Scrub

2901 N. Seacrest Boulevard, Boynton Beach

  Picture of a paved accessible trail through the woods at Rosemary Scrub Natural Area

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Home to Palm Beach County's rarest habitat - the Florida Scrub

Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year 

At a Glance     

Good Things Come in Small Packages

One of our smallest natural areas, the 14-acre Rosemary Scrub is named for a plant related to a familiar cooking herb – the Florida rosemary. Other plants found on the site include netted pawpaw, cabbage palm, nodding pinweed, and several species of native bromeliads.


  • Red Bay Trail (paved) 0.16 miles
  • Gopher Apple Trail (sandy) 0.25 miles
  • Native plant species found here include:
    Curtiss' milkweed, large-flowered rosemary, nodding pinweed, giant sword fern, shell-mound pricklypear, and wild pine airplants
  • Native animal species found here include:
    Florida scrub lizard, gopher tortoise, American redstart, Cooper's hawk, merlin, osprey, and painted bunting