Treasured Ecological Parks from West Palm Beach to Jupiter

Lorea Thomson
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Ecological parks preserve unparalleled landscape that provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species. These preserved areas are treasured grounds full of wonder and historical significance. Explore three of most valued natural areas from West Palm Beach to Jupiter.

Take a step back in time, and experience what the settlers of early Florida faced and overcame to make this area their home. Visit any of these local natural areas to get a true experience like the early pioneers. Here are three treasured ecological parks in our area.

Juno Dunes Natural Area – Juno Beach

The Juno Dunes Natural Area is located between Intracoastal and the Atlantic Ocean and is the largest scrub habitat in Palm Beach County with over 500 acres of land. Located near the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Dunes has a wonderful view of the ocean and the surrounding area. Stand atop the ancient sand dune or wander several miles of trails.

Riverbend Park – Jupiter

Riverbend park is comprised of the historic headwaters of the Loxahatchee Wild and Scenic River and a preserved battlefield from the Seminole War among with many pathways and wildlife. Turkeys, deer, turtles, otters, birds, and other native wildlife have been seen in the park.

Okeeheelee Park – West Palm Beach

Okeeheelee Park features over 900 acres of land and is one of the largest parks in Palm Beach County. The park is home to the Okeeheelee Nature Center. Within the park are miles of pathways, hands on exhibits, a nature related gift shop, encounters with wildlife, picnic areas, wetlands, and much more.

 

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