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.