A portion of Alligator Alley trail and all of Marsh Rabbit Run are closed until further notice. Visitors may still access the dock on Lake Hancock by hiking Shady Oak to Alligator Alley. No trespassing in the trail closed area. The recent closing of the trails is necessary for the safety of our visitors and resident wildlife.
Polk’s Nature Discovery Center offers free educational workshops for all ages. Join us for an educational workshop, a volunteer workday, or just come out and enjoy Nature. Check out the rest of the activities we have going on throughout the month! Sign up for a tram tour, a workshop, or just get outside and enjoy Polk’s Water, Wildlife, and Wilderness.
Get outdoors! There are many ways to enjoy the Water, Wildlife, and Wilderness in Polk County. Visit one or more of Polk County's Environmental Lands Sites for a hike or a bike ride. Check out the calendar for special events going on now! Join us at the Nature Discovery Center on the weekends for a family friendly craft or a fun activity. There is new stuff happening around the Nature Center that you and your family will want to be a part of.