Brooker Creek Preserve
Brooker Creek Preserve is approximately 8,700 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 Preservels 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
Webinars listed below take place via Zoom. Registration is required.
EVERY Thursday 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
In person: Book Time at Brooker
Connect children to the wonders of the natural world through a nature related story & a craft to follow! Geared toward 3 to 5 year olds. Register today!
Saturday, October 2 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Native Plant Sale
A variety of native plants will be available for purchase just off the main parking lot. Experts are available to answer questions and to teach how to incorporate native plants into your landscape. Sponsored by the Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve.
Wednesday, October 6 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Zoom Webinar: Botanical Science for Beginners
How do plants work? How do they interact with the environment? How do they defend themselves? We will investigate the fascinating and complex Plant Kingdom in an introduction to Botanical Science. Both classroom and outdoor activities included. Recommended for adults and youth over 12. Register today!
Saturday, October 9 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Train-the-Teacher Water Education with Project WET
Join South Cross Bayou and UF/IFAS for an interactive workshop about water science and become a Project WET Educator! Project WET envisions a world in which action-oriented education enables every child to understand and value water, ensuring a sustainable future. You won't want to miss this FREE opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the amazing Project Water Education Today (WET) Educator Guide. More information on Eventbrite.
Friday, October 15 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
In person Outdoor Youth Program: Friday Funtime
Owls! Join us for a family fun program on the Owls of Brooker. We’ll have a short educational part, an entertaining interactive part, and we’ll dissect owl pellets! Geared towards 7-12 year olds. Must register on Eventbrite.
Wednesday, October 27 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Zoom Webinar: Spiders!
Many people find these arachnids terrifying; we hope to show you the “softer side” of spiders! Lean their natural history, identification tips and fun facts about these web-spinners. Recommended for adults and youth over 12. Register today!
Saturday, October 30 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Zoom Webinar: The Nature of Owls
This program focuses on the various species of owls that live in the Bay Area and what people can do to ensure their safety. We’ll discuss the vital role that owls play in the environment and their interaction with other birds. Plus, we’ll get to meet some LIVE OWLS that live at the Moccasin Lake Raptor Sanctuary!! Presented by Barb Walker of Moccasin Lake Raptor Sanctuary. Sponsored by the Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve. Register today!
Upcoming Guided Hikes in October can be found on Eventbrite.
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.
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