Parks Division Introduces Natural Area Exploration Series
- Eight-hike program at sites in central and northern Broward County -
DATE: December 26, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Mills
PHONE: 954-357-8115

WHAT: The Broward County Parks and Recreation Division introduces a Natural Area Exploration Series, for ages 3 and up, starting with a program on Sunday, January 13, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Easterlin Park in Oakland Park. The series consists of eight one-hour, naturalist-led hikes at locations throughout central and northern Broward County. The fee is $5 per person per hike; a Series Pass is available for $25, allowing you to attend as many hikes as you like.

Future programs in the series will take place at Helene Klein Pineland Preserve in Coconut Creek (January 27), Highlands Scrub Natural Area in Pompano Beach (February 10), Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area in Coconut Creek (February 24), Tall Cypress Natural Area in Coral Springs (March 10), Woodmont Natural Area in Tamarac (March 24), and Deerfield Island Park in Deerfield Beach (April 14). The series concludes back at Easterlin on April 28.

WHERE: Easterlin Park
1000 N.W. 38th St., Oakland Park 33309

WHEN: Sunday, January 13, 2-3 p.m.

WHO: For ages 3 and up.

HOW: Fee: $5/person. A Series Pass is also available for $25/person, which entitles participants to attend as many hikes as they like in the eight-hike series. Preregistration and prepayment are required by calling Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach at 954-357-5100.

For further information, call Quiet Waters at 954-357-5100. Easterlin is accessible via Broward County Transit Route #14. 

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Founded in February 1956 and accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, Broward County Parks and Recreation Division manages nearly 6,500 acres, encompassing nearly 50 regional parks and nature centers, neighborhood parks, and natural areas at various stages of development. Facilities include water parks, campgrounds, a target range, a stadium, a skate park, an observatory, mountain bike trails, an educational farm with stables, and a velodrome and other sports facilities. Hours and fees vary by location. For more information, visit

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in County programs, services, and activities must contact the Special Populations Section at 954-357-8170 or TTY 954-537-2844 at least 10 business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event to request an accommodation.

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