Nature Adventures

This page lists nature parks, botanical gardens, environmental centers, and other places where kids can study and enjoy nature in the Orlando, Florida area.
Kids Orlando: Nature Adventures - Fun 4 Orlando Kids
Beeman Park

Immerse yourself in the scenery that Beeman Park has to offer.

Area: Downtown Orlando
2301 Lake Sue Dr., Orlando, FL, 32803
Big Oak Park

Located next to Lake Jessamine, Big Oak Park offers breathtaking views and a relaxing environment.

Area: Southwest (Gotha/Windermere/Dr. Phillips/Lake Buena Vista/theme park area)
531 Kenmore Cr., Orlando, FL, 32839
Charles H. Bronson State Forest

The parcel is approximately 4608 acres in size and the types of habitats found on the parcel include Freshwater Marsh, improved pasture, Oak Hammock, ...

Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
3563 Phillips Road, Orlando, FL, 32808
Crystal Lake Neighborhood Park

Small, neighborhood park with park benches and open field.

Area: Downtown Orlando
1731 E. Crystal Lake Ave., Orlando, FL, 32806
Hal Scott Preserve

Miles of unspoiled sanctuary trails for hiking along the scenic shoreline of the Econlockhatchee River with plenty of wildlife to view; wildlife sight ...

Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
5150 Dallas Blvd., Orlando, FL, 32833
Harry P. Leu Gardens

Explore an amazing 50-acre botanical oasis minutes from Downtown Orlando. Each garden is designed specifically to further our mission: inspire visitor ...

Area: Downtown Orlando
1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL, 32803
Hopkins Park

Park Amenities: •Ball field •Basketball courts •Butterfly and vegetable garden •Community Center •Pavilions •Picnic facilities •Play ...

Area: Northern Osceola (Kissimmee/St. Cloud/Celebration)
620 E. 17th Street, St. Cloud, FL, 34769
Restrooms: Yes
Howell Branch Preserve

Howell Branch Preserve is a 10.38-acre site surrounded by wetlands and natural habitat located on the north side of Howell Branch Road, just west of T ...

Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
1205 Howell Branch Road, Winter Park, FL, 32789
Restrooms: Yes
Isle of Pine Preserve

The Isle of Pine Preserve is located in southeast Orange County off of Lake Mary Jane Road and is adjacent to the Split Oak Forest Preserve. The parce ...

Area: Southeast (Conway/Lake Nona/Orlando International Airport)
14032 Lacebark Pine Rd., Orlando, FL, 32832
Lake Druid Park

Lake Druid Park’s 19 acres were transferred by the U.S. Navy to the City in 2009 through the Federal Lands to Parks program. Features: Parking Lo ...

Area: Downtown Orlando
899 Coy Drive, Orlando, FL, 32803
Restrooms: Yes
Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Park is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, with a sidewalk that circles the lake .9 miles in length, making it easy for visitors to k ...

Area: Downtown Orlando
512 East Washington, Orlando, FL, 32801
Restrooms: Yes
Lake Lizzie Conservation Area

The 1,076 acre preserve is located on Lake Lizzie, Bay Lake and Trout Lake in the Upper Kissimmee Chain of Lakes. This beautiful mosaic landscape is l ...

Area: Northern Osceola (Kissimmee/St. Cloud/Celebration)
6495 Old Melbourne Hwy., St. Cloud, FL, 34771
Lake Runnymede Conservation Area

Lake Runnymede is open to the public for passive recreational use and serves as a conservation area for native wildlife and vegetation habitat. The pr ...

Area: Northern Osceola (Kissimmee/St. Cloud/Celebration)
4600 Rummel Rd., St. Cloud, FL, 34771
Loch Haven Park

Orlando Loch Haven Park covers 45 acres and serves as the region’s premier cultural park. Nestled between three lakes, Lake Estelle on the north, Lake ...

Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
777 E. Princeton Street, Orlando, FL, 32803
Magnolia Park

Hikers and cyclists will enjoy the beauty of the Lake Apopka Loop trail that is within the park. Magnolia Park boasts a picturesque butterfly garden.

Area: Northwest (Apopka/Ocoee/Winter Garden)
2929 S. Binion Rd., Apopka, FL, 32703
Makinson Island

Primitive group camping by permit only. Visitors must provide their own transportation to and from the island. This area is on Lake Tohopekaliga. A ...

Area: Northern Osceola (Kissimmee/St. Cloud/Celebration)
Lake Tohopekaliga, Kissimmee, FL
Mead Botanical Gardens

Mead Botanical Garden is a 48-acre urban oasis located in the heart of Orange County in beautiful Winter Park. The Garden is open daily from dawn ...

Free: Yes
Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
1500 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park, FL, 32789
Mill Slough Park

Amenities: bbq grills, dog park, drinking fountain, natural area, open space, and picnic tables.

Area: Northern Osceola (Kissimmee/St. Cloud/Celebration)
2138 Agate St., Kissimmee, FL, 34744
Orlando Wetlands Park

The Orlando Wetlands Park is a great to place to come out, relax and enjoy nature. The most popular activities are bird-watching, nature photography, ...

Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
25155 Wheeler Rd., Christmas, FL, 32709
Peghorn Nature Park and Trail

The 58 acre passive park takes its visitors on a journey beginning in the late 1800s to modern day. The cracker village is a sample of how we are work ...

Area: Northern Osceola (Kissimmee/St. Cloud/Celebration)
2101 Peghorn Way, St. Cloud, FL, 34769
Pine Lily Preserve

Hike or horseback ride on miles of trails through some of Florida’s unique habitats. The Pine Lily Preserve’s trail system is connected to the Hal Sco ...

Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
1401 S County Road 13, Orlando, FL, 32833
Sandhill Preserve

Sandhill Preserve is located in northwest Orange County off Plymouth Sorrento and Haas Road. The parcel is 83 acres and the types of habitats found on ...

Area: Northwest (Apopka/Ocoee/Winter Garden)
5611 Plymouth Sorrento Road, Apopka, FL, 32712
Savage/Christmas Creek Preserve

The diverse upland and wetland ecosystems provide habitat to many native wildlife species. A variety of imperiled species are found on the property s ...

Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
Christmas Rd., Christmas, FL
Scotty's Cove Conservation Area

Scotty’s Cove Conservation Area was purchased through a partnership with Florida Communities Trust in January 2002. Scotty's Cove provides an official ...

Area: Northern Osceola (Kissimmee/St. Cloud/Celebration)
1570 Parsons Rd., Kissimmee, FL, 34744
Shingle Creek Regional Park - Babb Property

Amenities: •Playground •BBQ Grills •Canoeing / Kayaking •Fish and Wildlife Observation •Horseshoe Court/ Pit •Jogging / Walking Trail •Meeting ...

Area: Northern Osceola (Kissimmee/St. Cloud/Celebration)
2491 Babb Road, Kissimmee, FL, 34746
Restrooms: Yes