The Hedges Family Eco-Center
Here is your one-stop resource for information about the natural areas and the local history museums of Collier County. Our knowledgeable volunteer staff are more than willing to answer any quetions you might have about sightseeing advice, brochures, and local maps. While you are here, enjoy one our scheduled environmental programs or just relax with a book in our natural history resource library. You will enjoy what the Preserve and Eco-Center have to offer!
Directions to Naples Preserve
Features of the Preserve and Eco-Center
Free Nature Walk - The fully accesible boardwalk is open daily during daylight hours.
Free Visitor Info - Obtain from the Hedges Eco-Center
Nature Talk Series, Special Family Events, and "For Kids Only" Activities - Listed below.
A Geocaching and a Letterboxing Site
2015 Nature Talk Series
The nature talks are free and start at 10a.m.
Tuesday, March 31 - “The Early Tamiami Trail in Naples and Western Collier County”
Ron Echols, Ph.D. (The Naples Preserve). The Trail has not always followed the same path that it does today.
Tuesday, April 7 - “Fabulous Insects Found in The Naples Preserve”, Naples Preserve
The Preserve is important for the survival of more than just mammals, reptiles and birds..
2015 Out & About Eco-Tours
Register at Fleischmann Park
Phone: (239) 213-3020
Must register one week in advance of tour.
All tours depart from the Community Center at Fleischmann Park, 1600 Fleischmann Blvd.
Parks and Recreation Current Program Guide
2015 Winter/Spring Program Guide
2015 Summer Camp Guide
Partners of The Naples Preserve
Eagle Lakes Bird Sanctuary
Collier County Museum
Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch
Museum of the Everglades
Naples Depot Museum
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
Collier-Seminole State Park
Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve
Picayune Strand State Forest
Big Cypress National Preserve
Everglades National Park
Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserch Reserve
Conservancy of SW Florida Nature Center
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
CREW Land and Water Trust
Naples Botanical Garden
Shy Wolf Sanctuary
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens