Brooker Creek Preserve - "Our Wildest Place"
Brooker Creek Preserve is approximately 8700 acres, and the largest natural area in Pinellas County. It consists primarily of forested wetlands and pine flatwoods. Bordered by dense urban development, the Preserve provides both a unique refuge for native flora and fauna as well as an opportunity for citizens to explore the natural beauty of wild Florida. The Preserve also serves to protect a significant portion of the Brooker Creek Watershed. A complex of hiking and equestrian trails provide visitors an opportunity to explore the Preserve’s many ecosystems.
Free Admission! -
Environmental Education Center
Exhibits, displays, programs and classes. more
& Nature Hikes
Guided tours are by reservation only. more
Annual Events /
Yearly events sponsored by our partners. more
Water supply, watershed, natural resources more
Boardwalks & Hiking Trails
Scenic boardwalks, hiking and horse trails available. more
Largest natural area in Pinellas County more
Help visitors understand natural Florida more
Four different ecosystems represented more
Brooker Creek Preserve Videos - Publications - Gift Shop - Visitor Map
In the News:
- Public Works are working on cleaning out the drainage that runs along side the Friends Trail, thus blocking the entire width of the trail with machinery. The foot bridge that took visitors over this ditch has been removed due to unsafe structural conditions. The trail is now closed and will remain so for at least a month.
Special Programs, Classes and Events:
- Pinellas County Extension
Offers a variety of educational and interpretive programs for the public. The goal of these programs is to empower citizens to make informed decisions about natural and cultural resources. Center programs interpret the natural and cultural history of the area in order to demonstrate the balance between our needs and the needs of natural Florida.
Ranger Naturalist Program /
A Bright Futures Program
June 26 – 30, 2017
We are excited to announce this new program available to Pinellas County high-school students, ages 15-18. Participants will explore the Preserve and examine life-skills to prepare for effective communication about environmental topics.
Participants may apply time spent in this program toward their Bright Futures requirement. A total of 25 hours will be awarded each participant who successfully completes the program. more>
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