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Nature Makes Its Mark - at Markham Park
- Park known for target range adds nature programming -

BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Even though Markham Park & Target Range (16001 W State Rd. 84, Sunrise 33326; 954-357-8868) is perched right on the edge of the Everglades, nature may not be the first thing you think of in association with the park. The park boasts a number of well-used attractions: boat ramps, campground, disc golf course, dog park, mountain bike trails. It’s also home to such unique features as the Fox Observatory, a personal-watercraft lake, and, of course, its target range.

Starting this month, a new slate of Saturday programs will call attention to the park’s nature trail and butterfly garden. A monthly Butterfly Garden Expedition will be offered from 10 to 11AM on September 8th, October 6th, November 3rd, and December 8th. A Grass-to-Gravel Nature Trail program, also from 10 to 11AM, is slated for September 22nd and November 17th. On October 20th, again from 10 to 11AM, there will be a Hike Through the Pine Forest, and New-Moon Hikes will take place from 8 to 9PM on November 10th and December 8th.

All programs are led by a Parks naturalist and are suitable for all ages. They start at the park office. Participants are urged to wear closed-toe shoes and bring drinking water, insect repellent, and, for daytime programs, sunscreen. The fee is $5 per person, and the park’s regular weekend gate fee of $1.50/person (children 5 and under free) will also be in effect. For additional information, call the park at 954-357-8868.

Recreation. Preservation. Education.

About the Parks and Recreation Division
Broward County Parks manages almost 6,500 acres, encompassing nearly 50 regional parks and nature centers, neighborhood parks, and natural areas at various stages of development. Hours and fees vary by location. Visit for details. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in programs, services, and activities must contact the Special Populations Section at 954-357-8170 or TTY 954-537-2844 at least five business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event.

DATE: September 5, 2018      
Parks and Recreation Division
PHONE: 954-357-8115
Markham, 954-357-8868