Tall Cypress Natural Area Opens to Visitors
Located: 3700 Turtle Run in Coral Springs.
Directions are East on Sample Road to Turtle Run Blvd.
Go North (left turn) to Parking lot.
Open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The City of Coral Springs and Broward County proudly announce the opening of the Tall Cypress Natural Area to the public. This jointly owned sanctuary for wildlife and vegetation was once slated for development but City and County government officials took steps to preserve it in its natural state. The Coral Springs High School environmental group, "Save What's Left" was also instrumental in securing this 66.4-acre site in its natural state.
The resources preserved within Tall Cypress contain a dense continuous canopy of Cypress trees transitioning to Slash Pines. Willow and Pond Apple depressions, Sable Palm heads, Red Maples and Strangler Fig trees are also plentiful in this natural area. Thick Ferns, Saw Palmettos, and other basin swamp plants are so thick it is extremely difficult to navigate this urban forest by foot.
Tall Cypress is also the perfect habitat for resident and migratory birds, including the Great Horned Owl, Pileated Woodpecker, Cardinal, Bluejay, and many species of warblers. Reptiles such as Turtles, Snakes and Lizards abound.
Visitors to Tall Cypress will enjoy strolling along an elevated boardwalk with two overlooks. The approx. 2100 ft. long boardwalk leads through several different eco-systems including Cypress and Pond Apple stands, Pine Flatwoods and Cabbage Palm Hammocks. The boardwalk is made of recycled materials. Other amenities include a parking lot, restrooms, administrative building, interpretive signage and a seating area.