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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 - 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


Naples Preserve Plant List


2016 Fall Nature Talk Series at The Naples Preserve


2016 Naples Preserve Out and About Eco-Tours 

Sit back, relax, enjoy the scenery, meet new friends and let us
do the driving.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016.  The Mound House,
Fort Myers Beach.

Estero Island’s oldest standing structure at the Mound House has recently been restored to its 1921 grandeur and is now open as a cultural and environmental learning center. Mound House is a unique archaeological and historical site on Fort Myers Beach located directly on Estero Bay.  Experience this one of a kind museum that sits atop a 2,000 year old Calusa Indian Shell Mound.  We will have a guided tour of the restored house, see some of the plants that were used by the Calusa and venture into the shell mound itself.

Tour departs from Fleischmann Park at 8:30 a.m.  Bring your own picnic lunch and we will supply the drinking water.

Register (before Tuesday, November 9, 2016) at Fleischmann Park – (239) 213-3020.  

Cost: $25.00

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.

“Preserving the Holiday Spirit”

December 9th, 10th, 11th

4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Join us for this free event at The Naples Preserve to usher-in the holiday season.  This is our seventh year for this festive event and it is going to be bigger and better than ever. Enjoy holiday lights, displays, refreshments, guided boardwalk tours and lots of surprise guests and activities.  Come back all three days to view video showing what Preserve animals visited their specially decorated Christmas tree during the night.  December 9th will be our day for live music.    Check back later for the full schedule.   

Parks and Recreation Current Program Guide

2016 Fall/ Winter Program Guide

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