List of Parks and Preserves in Broward

List of Urban Natural Areas in Broward County by City

These parks and preserves vary widely in how much of the property (all or just a few areas) is maintained as natural. This natural area list is a compilation of several lists, but primarily: 1) the Institute for Regional Conservation, Conservation Areas list and 2) Florida Natural Areas Inventory, Florida Conservation Lands interactive map. You can help by identiying natural areas not listed below or those no longer being maintained as natural areas. Email us.

If you are concerned about preserving space for native plants and wildlife, please talk with the managing authority about protecting and restoring natural areas. Don't assume that someone else will speak in behalf of nature or the designated use of this land. Your public or community voice is important. Keep in mind that staff may have no knowledge, resources, or funds, so making others aware and finding solutions with other partners in an effort to reclaim natural areas may be helpful toward restoring places in parks or an entire park as a natural area maintained for both the public and nature. Happily, some of these parks and preserves are maintained exclusively for habitat and species protection with relatively small areas for parking, trails, and public education.

Each listing should have the Park or Preserve Name, Acreage, Managing Authority, and Address
KEY to Managing Authorities:
Broward County in green
State of Florida in dark blue

Other non-city in purple

Many addresses are missing. To improve the list, email us, with the correct address and the best link for information about the park or preserve. If there is no formal address, provide the block number and street on the best side for public access or parking. Let us know of other errors. As far as we know, this is the only comprehensive list of natural area lands in Broward. The total acreage on this list (natural and developed) is 6,414 (see footnote at the bottom). With improvements, this list could be a useful resource for many.

Park Name in blue is a link to an Institute for Regional Conservation plant list.
"Information" is a link to an official or unoffical park website with information about the park.
 

Coconut Creek

Banyan Trails Mitigation Area, 7.18, City of Coconut Creek, ? Banyan Trails Dr., Coconut Creek 33073

Coconut Creek Green Space, 5.00, City of Coconut Creek, 

Coconut Creek Maple Swamp Natural Area, 9.36, Broward County, 4000 59th Place, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Copans Road Preserve, 5.52, City of Coconut Creek, 

County Cell Tower Tree Preserve, 5.43, Broward County

Crescent Trail Natural Area, 7.02, Broward County, Hillsboro Blvd & NW 39th Av, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Cypress Lake Preserve, 5.32, City of Coconut Creek, 

Cypress Park and Preserve, 9.90, City of Coconut Creek, 

Fern Forest Nature Center, 255.37, Broward County, 201 Lyons Rd. South, Coconut Creek, FL 33063

Helene Klein Pineland Preserve, 12.96, Broward County, 4701 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area, 66.20, Broward County, 5591 N.W. 74th Pl., Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Lyons Creek Cypress Preserve, 1.25, City of Coconut Creek, 

Recreation Complex Preserve, 4.29, City of Coconut Creek, 

Sabal Pines Park Tree Preserve Areas, 12.10, City of Coconut Creek, 

Saw Palmetto Natural Area, 11.08, Broward County, 4950 N.W. 71st Place, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Tradewinds Park Tree Parcels, 377.23, Broward County, 3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Veteran's Park Preserve, 4.41, City of Coconut Creek, 

Westcreek Pineland Natural Area, 7.64, Broward County, 5591 NW 74th Pl, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Windmill Park Mitigation Area, 2.88, City of Coconut Creek, 

Winston Park Nature Center, 31.47, City of Coconut Creek, 

 

Cooper City

Cooper City Soccer Park (Future), 26.26, City of Cooper City, 

 

Coral Springs

Cypress Hammock Tree Preserve, 3.67, City of Coral Springs, 

Fern Glen Park, 14.04, City of Coral Springs, 

Kiwanis Park Natural Area, 5.62, City of Coral Springs, 

North Community Park Mitigation Area, 2.52, City of Coral Springs, 

Oakwood Conservation Area, 2.75, City of Coral Springs, 

Oakwood Coral Springs Preserve, 2.03, City of Coral Springs, 

Orchid Park, 2.02, City of Coral Springs, 

Pine Flats Preserve ESL, 5.30, City of Coral Springs, 

Red Lichen Sanctuary, 13.90, City of Coral Springs, 

Regional Park Mitigation Area, 27.88, City of Coral Springs, 

Riverside Park Mitigation Area, 1.90, City of Coral Springs, 

Sandy Ridge Nature Center, 39.40, City of Coral Springs, 

Sherwood Forest, 27.60, City of Coral Springs, 

Tall Cypress Natural Area, 69.58, City of Coral Springs, 3700 Turtle Run Blvd., Coral Springs, FL 33065

Three Mounds Park, 20.68, City of Coral Springs, 

Volunteer Park Natural Resource Area, 10.51, City of Coral Springs, 

Whispering Woods Mitigation Area, 4.19, City of Coral Springs, 

 

Dania Beach

Dania Cove, 4.71, City of Dania Beach, 

Phillips Wetland Preserve, 8.42, Port Everglades Terminal, Port Everglades

Secret Woods Nature Center, 57.21, Broward County, 2701 W. State Rd. 84, Dania Beach, FL 33312

 

Davie

Berman Park Mitigation Area, 4.67, Town of Davie, 

Davie Wetland Restoration Park, 115.08, Town of Davie, 

East Davie Nature Park, 36.10, Town of Davie, Governor LeRoy Collins Park, 84.47, Town of Davie, 

 

Lapointe Plaza Mangrove Area, 6.98, Broward County, 1880 Griffin Rd, Dania, FL  33315 (NE corner)

Long Key Natural Area, 126.86, Broward County, 3501 S.W. 130th Ave., Davie, FL 33330

Pine Island Ridge Natural Area, 145.30, Broward County, 3900 S.W. 100th Ave., Davie, FL 33328

Pond Apple Slough, 197.48, Broward County, 26.08052, -80.19448

Robbins Lodge Tree Parcel, 23.69, Town of Davie, 

Tree Tops Park Tree Parcels and Mitigation Areas, 181.38, Broward County, 3900 S.W. 100th Ave., Davie, FL 33328

 

Deerfield Beach

Deerfield Highlands Nature Preserve, 10.10, Broward County, 701 N.E. 41st St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33064

Deerfield Island, 58.28, Broward County, 1720 Deerfield Island Park, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

FDOT Quiet Waters Tree Parcels, 35.41, Florida Division of Transportation

Military Trail Natural Area, 20.06, Broward County, 4600 NW 9th Ave/Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Tivoli Sand Pine Preserve, 21.16, City of Deerfield Beach, 

 

Fort Lauderdale

Bill Keith Preserve, 4.30, City of Fort Lauderdale, 1720 SW 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33312
(city does not designate as a Conservation Area) Information

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens/Bartlett Estate, 35, Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 Information

Coontie Hatchee Landing, 2.55, City of Fort Lauderdale, 1116 SW 15th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33312 Information

Cypress Creek Sand Pine Preserve, 8.14, City of Fort Lauderdale, 6200 NW 21st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33309 (city-listed as a conservation area)

Dillard Green Space, 3.93, Broward County, NW Sunrise Blvd & NW 27th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33311 (NE corner)

FL Industrial Airpark Parcel B, 10.90, City of Fort Lauderdale, (NW corner, is currently for sale) NW 64th St & NW 15th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33309 (a closed preserve)

FL Industrial Airpark Parcel D, 11.6, City of Fort Lauderdale, (SE corner, is currently for sale) NW 65th St & NW 12th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33309 (a closed preserve)

FLL Airport Tree Preserve, 7.41, Broward County, approximately 2401 SW 42nd St
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33312 (interior acreage surrounded by parking lots)

FXE Plat - Tract 3 Tree Parcel, 6.81, City of Fort Lauderdale, (Tract 3, Parcel 12/12A is currently for sale) 6700 Powerline Rd, Fort Lauderdale 33309 (a closed preserve)

Gopher Tortoise Preserve, 14.59, City of Fort Lauderdale, 2300 W Cypress Creek Rd
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33309

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 166.04, Florida Division of Recreation and Parks, 3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 Information

Mills Pond Park, 43.72, City of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County, 2201 NW 9th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 Information

North Fork Blueway, 1.09, Broward County, North Fork River (includes 3 lots): 200 NW 18th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33311 and 2450 NW 7th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33311 (beyond end of street) and probably 509 NW 24th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33311

North Fork Riverwalk, 1.97, City of Fort Lauderdale (need to confirm if this is the same park as above, note acreage difference)

Pine Ridge Nature Trail, 34.17, City of Fort Lauderdale, 1500 SW 46th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33317 (resticted access)

Roosevelt Gardens Park, 0.56, Broward County, 2841 NW 11th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 (treed area NE of parking) NRA 70 Tree Parcel, 6.08, City of Fort Lauderdale, 

River Oaks Stormwater Park, 7.81, Fort Lauderdale, perhaps 2200 SW 19th Ave, Fort Lauderdale 33315 Information More information

Sailboat Bend Preserve Park, 2.35, City of Fort Lauderdale, 1401 SW 2nd Ct, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 Information (city-listed as a conservation area)

Snyder Park, 104.15, City of Fort Lauderdale, 3299 SW 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33315 Information

Tarpon River Park, 1.22, City of Fort Lauderdale, 50 SW 11th Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33315

Warbler Wetlands, 6.53, City of Fort Lauderdale, 2100 NW 49th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Information (city-listed as a conservation area)

William J. Kelly Park, 16.68, Broward County, 5200 NW 31St Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

 

Hollywood

Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, 353.35, Florida Division of Recreation and Parks

John Williams Park/Sheridan Oak Forest, 23.50, City of Hollywood, 

West Lake Park, 1722.19, Broward County, 1200 Sheridan St., Hollywood, FL 33019

 

Lauderdale Lakes

Cypress Preserve Conservation Park, 6.49, City of Lauderdale Lakes, 

Otis Gray Neighborhood Park Tree Preserve, 1.40, City of Lauderdale Lakes, 

 

Lauderhill

Central Broward Regional Park Tree Preserve, 10.87, Broward County, 3700 NW 11th Pl, Lauderhill, FL 33311

 

Lighthouse Point

DeGroff Park, 3.01, City of Lighthouse Point, 

 

Margate

Shooster Cypress Preserve, 23.55, Broward County, SW 64th Ter & SW 7th Ct, Margate, FL 33068

 

Miramar

Miramar Pineland Natural Area, 160.11, Broward County, 3600 S. University Dr., Miramar, FL 33025

Miramar Regional Park Mitigation Area, 35.36, City of Miramar, 

Snake Warriors Island, 53.35, Broward County, 3601 S.W. 62ndÊAve., Miramar, FL 33023

 

North Lauderdale

Hampton Pines Park, 12.90, City of North Lauderdale, 

Woodville Park Nature Preserve, 1.17, City of North Lauderdale, 

 

Oakland Park

John Easterlin Park, 47.88, Broward County, 1000 N.W. 38th St., Oakland Park, FL 33309

Lakeview Sand Pine Preserve, 5.91, City of Oakland Park, 

Oakland Park Boulevard Park, 7.58, City of Oakland Park, 

 

Parkland

Covered Bridge Park, 6.69, City of Parkland, 

Doris Davis Forman Park-Terramar Park Preserves, 30.14, City of Parkland, 

Holmberg Road Natural Area, 38.31, Broward County, Homberg Rd. & NW 87th Av., Parkland, FL 33067

Parkland Lakes Park, 6.32, City of Parkland, 

Parkside Trailhead, 6.03, City of Parkland, 

Pine Trails Park Mitigation Area, 19.54, City of Parkland, 

 

Pembroke Pines

Academic Village Mitigation Area, 16.44, City of Pembroke Pines, 

Chapel Trail Nature Preserve, 516.78, City of Pembroke Pines, 

Pembroke Falls Mitigation Area, 160.65, City of Pembroke Pines, 

Pembroke Falls/ Sheridan Street Mitigation Area, 37.88, City of Pembroke Pines, 

Pembroke Pines West Pines Soccer Park Mitigation Area, 20.78, City of Pembroke Pines, 

 

Plantation

Plantation Central Park Mitigation Area, 1.07, City of Plantation, 

Plantation Preserve Trailway, 38.15, City of Plantation, 

Volunteer Park Mitigation Area, 31.30, City of Plantation, 

 

Pompano Beach

Crystal Lake Sand Pine Preserve, 24.73, Broward County, 3299 N.E. Third Ave., Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Highlands Scrub Natural Area, 36.15, Broward County, 4050 N. Dixie Hwy., Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Pompano Beach Air Park Tree Parcels, 96.28, City of Pompano  Beach, 

 

Southwest Ranches

Frontier Trails Rookery and Open Space, 22.60, Town of Southwest Ranches, 

Southwest Meadows Sanctuary, 20.82, Town of Southwest Ranches, 

 

Sunrise
Sawgrass Sanctuary Mitigation Area, 5.68, City of Sunrise, 

Sunrise Civic Center Mitigation Area, 0.55, City of Sunrise, 

 

Tamarac

Sunset Point Mitigation Area, 1.60, City of Tamarac, 

Woodmont Natural Area, 21.81, Broward County, 7250 N.W. 80th Ave., Tamarac, FL 33321

 

Weston

Estates of Swan Lake - On-site Mitigation Parcel, 65.97, City of Weston, 

 

Wilton Manors

Colohatchee Park, 4.97, City of Wilton Manors, 

Richardson Property Preservation Areas, 3.17, City of Wilton Manors, 

SFWMD Middle River Tree Parcels, 1.22, South Florida Water Management District

 

Footnotes: The western two-thirds of Broward County east of the dike is known as Everglade Management Lands and comprised about 800 square miles of wetland (over 500,000 acres) managed primarily by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The Everglades Buffer Strip North (east of the dike) is about 1,155 acres.

There is an additional 5,174 acreas of protected natural land in the urban areas on public and private properties that are closed to the public (restricted access). Restricted access properties exist for a variety of reasons including: 1) the land is privately owned (but managed by agreement to protect species and habitats), 2) the land lacks access (usually because of costs such as opening and locking gates, building trails, parking, patroling for safety, preventing trash and camping, preventing poaching, etc.), or 3) the habitat is so rare, small, or fragile that development as a park threatens one or more rare species still living there.