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.
Wednesday, August 11 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Zoom Webinar: Pinellas’ Native Orchids:
Did you know we have 19 native orchids here in Pinellas County? Learn the life history, biology and ecology of some of these special wildflowers from a Pinellas County Extension Specialist. Recommended for adults and youth over 12.
Tuesday, August 17 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Zoom Webinar: Butterflies of Florida:
Who doesn’t love butterflies? They are the beautiful little critters flying around your garden and flitting through sunny patches in the forest. But did you know there are over 150 species of butterflies in Florida? And do you know how to tell them apart from their close cousins, the moths? Together, we will learn about the biology and diversity of these creatures!
Friday, August 20 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
In person: Youth Water Program:
We all learned the water cycle in school...you know, the one with mountains and lots of green space. But what might the water cycle look like in a developed area like Pinellas County? Learn with Lara all about the urban water cycle. Youth participants will put on their "manager" hat and help Lara figure out how to manage all of the stormwater runoff we get in the rainy season. Targeted for upper elementary and middle school aged youth.
Wednesday August 25 – November 17 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
In person Series: Pinellas Florida Waters Stewardship Program:
Become a water steward! To make a difference concerning the issues surrounding water quality and quantity in our communities, we must understand the various ways in which we interact with water. During this seven-session course, participants will travel to locations across Pinellas County to explore the natural beauty, learn about emerging water issues, and meet with local experts. Registration is now open, cost is $89.
See Eventbrite for more details.
Wednesday August 25 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Zoom Webinar: Invasive Plants in Pinellas County:
They’re loose! And they are trying to take over! Come learn about some of the invasive exotic plants that are disrupting our natural plant communities in Pinellas. You may be harboring some of these fugitives in your own back yard! Lean to identify and how to control and replace these invaders. Recommended for adults and youth over 12.
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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