Tallahassee Parks & Preserves

NATURE PARKS TO VISIT IN TALLAHASSEE FL.

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Cascades Park

Cascades Park

Bicycle, resident and visitor usage has steadily increased in Forsyth Park for the last several years. The sidewalks have become congested with cyclists, pedestrians, runners, skateboarders and dog walkers.

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

These beautiful ornamental gardens were first planted in 1923 by Alfred B. and Louise Maclay after they purchased the property for their winter home. A masterpiece of floral architecture, the gardens feature a picturesque brick walkway, a secret garden, a reflection pool, a walled garden and hundreds of camellias and azaleas.

Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park

Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park

  • 3600 Indian Mound Rd, Tallahassee, FL
  • Phone: (850) 922-6007
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Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park is one of the most important archaeological sites in Florida, the capital of chiefdom and ceremonial center of the Fort Walton Culture inhabited from 1050?1500.

Dorothy B Oven Park

Dorothy B Oven Park

The history of the Dorothy B. Oven Park is as rich as the soil that nurtured the finest camellias in the area. The property was part of the Lafayette Land Grant awarded to General Marquis de Lafayette in 1824 by the United States Congress.

Lafayette Heritage Trail Park

Lafayette Heritage Trail Park

The park offers visitors a place to fish, exercise, recreate, bicycle, run, walk or just sit and reflect. There are many scenic views and opportunities to view the wildlife. The park entrance is found at the east end of Heritage Park Blvd. in the Piney Z Plantation subdivision. There you will find a small parking lot with 3 picnic shelters, a trailhead and bike wash, a small playground, and restroom. Drinking water is provided at the trailhead and at the playground.

Apalachee Regional Park

Apalachee Regional Park

  • 7550 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL
  • Phone: (850) 606-1470
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This multi-use park includes one of the nation?s few sites designed specifically for cross country running. This trail is a pristine, multi-surface course that can host small and large running events. The facility features numerous course/distance options through the rolling hills, lowlands and pine forests.

Old Fort Park

Old Fort Park

  • 909 Maple Dr, Tallahassee, FL
  • Phone: (850) 891-3866
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Historic park built in 1862 along the St. Johns River that housed soldiers during the Civil War.

J. R. Alford Greenway

J. R. Alford Greenway

  • 2500 Pedrick Rd, Tallahassee, FL
  • Phone: (850) 606-1470
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J.R. Alford Greenway covers more than 800 acres of pastures, mixed forests, hardwoods, freshwater swamp and a lake setting and is another site on the Great Florida Birding Trail. Among the variety of birds common here are red-tailed hawks, wintering palm warblers, white-throated and grasshopper sparrows and eastern meadowlarks.

Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park

Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park

  • 4000 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL
  • Phone: (850) 891-3866
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Ancient magnolias, massive tulip poplars, and sinuous alluvial streams are all part of the delights of Phipps Park, the city of Tallahassee?s most expansive and wild urban park. With 670 acres along the shores of Lake Jackson, Phipps Park provides recreation for all, with separate hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trail systems.

Leon Sinks Geological Area

Leon Sinks Geological Area

  • 2564 Wildflower Rd, Tallahassee, FL
  • Phone: (850) 523-8500
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Right off US 319 south of Tallahassee, the Leon Sinks Geological Area contains 5 miles of trails leading to a series of sinkholes big and small. The land in this area is underlain by a layer of limestone, eroded and dissolved by rainwater and groundwater to form caverns, holes, and tunnels in the limestone.


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