Manatee Park

Associated Agency: 
Lee County Parks and Recreation

Opened in 1996, this 17 acre Regional Park is built and operated through a cooperative effort of partners & sponsors. While the land is owned by Florida Power & Light, the facilities were originally funded by Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. Seasonal staffing is provided by Lee County Parks & Recreation. Native plant habitats and gardens have been planted and maintained by the Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society and many volunteers.

Warren Willis Camp



The Warren W. Willis Camp is the centerpiece of the Florida Conference of United Methodist Church’s camping ministry. Located in Fruitland Park it has a wide variety of outdoor activities for youth. The camp offers Summer Day Camps, Summer Residential Camps and Retreats. Willis Camp features four lodges, eight cabins and five wilderness cabins. Additonal amenities include a challenge course, nature tours, hiking, canoeing, volleyball, basketball,4-square and fishing.

Grassy Waters Preserve

Associated Agency: 
City of West Palm Beach

Grassy Waters Preserve is a community environmental education center whose mission is to connect visitors of all ages with the pristine wetland ecosystem that acts as their water supply. Through place-based experiential learning, Grassy Waters seeks to cultivate a deeper appreciation of the natural environment while educating, inspiring, and empowering citizens. By fostering a sense of environmental stewardship, Grassy Waters hopes to ensure that this unique wetland system continues to meet both human and ecological freshwater needs for generations to come.

Hardee County Wildlife Refuge and Pioneer Park

Hardee County Wildlife Refuge and Pioneer Park

The Hardee County Wildlife Refuge at Pioneer Park is dedicated to caring for rescued and rehabiltated animals. The vast majority of animals living at the Refuge are native to Florida. The staff are responsible for providing the animals with the best care possible. Each animal is treated to a proper diet and the best enviroment possible. Please join us for a tour of the facility on the elevated boardwalk.

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is a unique cooperative project of the City of Boca Raton, Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), and Friends of Gumbo Limbo. Each year, visitors receive valuable environmental education while enjoying respite from the city bustle. As a beacon for environmental education, research, and conservation, Gumbo Limbo's 20 acres of protected barrier island not only provides refuge to many varieties of plants and animals - some rare or endangered - but represents a commitment to protect our natural resources.

Hobe Sound Nature Center, Inc.

The Hobe Sound Nature Center, Inc. is dedicated to environmental awareness and education. The Center is a cooperating association with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and located at the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. The center offers both on and off-site native wildlife presentations and field experiences to local natural areas.

Canoe Outpost-Peace River, Inc.

The Canoe Outpost-Peace River strive to provide the most professional, affordable, memorable, and fun paddling and outdoor experience to visitors of the Peace River while instilling a sense of stewardship of the environment in order that we may all enjoy the natural beauty for generations to come.

DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center

DaySpring offers guests an unparalleled opportunity to experience peace, tranquility and stunning natural beauty. The Center provides a setting conducive to education and renewal allowing guest to grow intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.

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