This is a 254-acre forested island in the sea of concrete that is
much of Broward County. It was purchased in 1978 as a Designated
Urban Wilderness Site. There is a visitor center, the Cypress
Boardwalk and Prairie Overlook Trail, and an arboretum.
Cypress/maple swamp, tropical hardwood hammock, open prairie, and
oak/cabbage palm communities comprise the natural communities found
in the park.
Look for black-and-yellow striped zebra longwing butterflies and
orange ruddy daggerwings as they flit through the forest.
Songbirds, red-shouldered hawks, and gray squirrels are common.
Gray fox and bobcats are occasionally seen.
In Pompano Beach, take Interstate 95 to exit 34 at Atlantic
Boulevard. Drive west 2.9 miles to Lyons Road, turn left
(south). The park entrance is on the right.
Florida Wildlife Sites