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Naples Preserve
About the Naples Preserve
The Naples Preserve is located on 9 1/2 acres at the corner of U.S. 41 and Fleischmann Boulevard. The site protects two unique Florida Upland Habitats: Pine Flatwoods and Oak-Rosemary Scrubs. Explore the 0.4 self-guided nature walk as it curves through the shaded woods. Then, sit, rest, and take in the surroundings while sitting on one of our many benches.  

The Preserve offers you one of your best opportunities in Southwest Florida to see gopher tortoises in their natural habitat, along with native wildflowers, trees, birds, butterflies, rabbits, and more. The peak months for viewing wildflowers and butterflies are between August and September.

The Naples Preserve is Funded in part by: Florida Communities Trust


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
– A fully accessible, 0.4 mile-long boardwalk through dry scrub and flatwoods.                                                  Open every day during daylight hours.  Service dogs only are allowed on the boardwalk.

Free Nature Talks – Dates, time and topics are listed below.

Gopher Tortoises –This is one of the best places in Collier County to see them.

Pollinator (Butterfly) Garden – An outdoor garden planted to attract our native Southwest Florida pollinators.

Pollinator (Butterfly) Garden Link

Promise Globe – Write down your promise on how you will help the Earth and put it in the globe.  Located in the Pollinator Garden.

Promise Globe Link

Picnic tables – A great place to eat while watching our native wildlife. 

Free Nature Information – Information on our Partners (listed below) along with where to hike, bike and birdwatch is available in the Hedges Family Eco-Center.  Hours vary.

A Geocaching and a Letterboxing Site

Home of the National Champion myrtle oak tree

Home of the National Champion myrtle oak tree


Naples Preserve Plant List


2017 Nature Talks

Naples Preserve Out and About Eco-Tours

2017 Out and 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.

Florida Gopher Tortoise Day

Florida Gopher Tortoise Day flyer

Parks and Recreation Current Program Guide

2017 Winter/Spring Program Guide

2017 Summer Camp Guide

2017 Summer Camp Registration Form

Ambassador Program
For more information or to volunteer at the Naples Preserve, please call 239-213-3020. Other informaiton on the Ambassador Program can be located by following this link.

Volunteer Application

Partners of The Naples Preserve

Clam Pass

Eagle Lakes Bird Sanctuary

Tigertail Beach

Barefoot Beach

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

Naples Preserve and Hedges Family Eco-Center

Naples Preserve?
Hedges Family Eco Center

1690 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL 34102





Hours vary during the Summer

Dawn to Dusk Daily