Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, St. Petersburg

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Boyd Hill Nature Preserve is a 245-acre (99 ha) protected area in St. Petersburg, Florida, Pinellas County, Florida. The preserve is located on the shores of Lake Maggiore (Florida) in south St. Petersburg. It is operated by St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation and includes the Boyd Hill Environmental Center, a bird-of-prey aviary, and more than three miles of trails through a variety of ecosystems. Facilities include a playground and picnic areas. The preserve is used for school field trips and hosts environmental education programs. It is located at 1101 Country Club Way South.

There are many metal statues built by the late Paul Eppling. A long time resident of St. Petersburg, Paul used recycled metal and scrap metal for his sculptures.
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  • My mother and I visited this beautiful nature preserve and were lucky enough to have a guided tram tour around the entire park. They offer 2 tours per day. Thank you to all of the friendly staff and.....  more
    My mother and I visited this beautiful nature preserve and were lucky enough to have a guided tram tour around the entire park. They offer 2 tours per day. Thank you to all of the friendly staff and.....  more »
  • This place was great - went with my family and it had some nice trails plus we saw some crocodiles! Birds, lizards, etc, plus a nice walk. 
    This place was great - went with my family and it had some nice trails plus we saw some crocodiles! Birds, lizards, etc, plus a nice walk.  more »
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  • We love it here. We have had an annual pass for 2 years. Worth it for us. We go almost weekly for a nice walk & exploration. My 7 year old loves to go see what animals we can see & say hello to all the ones in the nature center. She has had her last 2 birthdays there. My 15 year old nephew loves it so much he chose to volunteer. I love bringing my camera with me to do my nature photography as well. You never know what you will see each day. We are blessed to have Boyd Hill so conveniently close to us.
  • Beautiful place, we never thought it was so big. Is peaceful, perfect for a date, good for kids, great to have a perfect walk with all the family. The staff is really helpful and welcoming. We got there around 3 o'clock and we didn't ever notice that 3 hours pass by. Amazing time. Definitely we will come back.

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