Things To Do In Odessa FL
Are you a resident of the Odessa area or an interested person traveling through? You will find Odessa has several areas to enjoy to lovers of nature. Adults and children will find many enjoyable areas to explore. From the many area natural lakes to community parks and nature reserves you will not be at a loss for choices. We should know. Rainier Roofing LLC, the top roofing company Odessa has providing service in the area more than 15 years.
Brooker Creek Headwaters Nature Preserve
The Brooker Creek Headwaters Nature Preserve is in northwest Hillsborough County. It is managed by the Southwest Florida Water Management District. It contains the largest area of contiguous natural habitat remaining in northwest Hillsborough County. It protects important wildlife habitat and the site’s wetlands. The wetlands serve as the headwaters of the Brooker Creek System. On the property exists a mosaic of forested swamps and uplands. The uplands include pine flatwoods, mixed hardwood and pine prairies. The county staff perform a number of resource inventories that identify an abundance of wildlife and vegetation. Some of the vegetation is considered threatened or endangered. The property encourages walking and hiking to take in the views of nature.
Odessa Community Park
The park is open to public from 8am to 10pm. It has a Community Center which is available by reservation only. The park consists of 29 acres. Visitors can enjoy outdoor facilities which include a lighted basketball court, playground, two lighted tennis courts, an open play area and a boardwalk. From the boardwalk viewers can observe birds, plants, trees and the natural environment. Picnic tables and charcoal grills are available to host family gatherings and parties in the park. There is plenty of space for group games and other activities.
Lutz Lake Fern Trailhead
May is the time to celebrate American Wetlands Month! The Environment Protection Commission of Hillborough County (EPC) and the Conservation and Environmental Lands Management Department invite you in. It’s a wonderful place to step back and enjoy the beauty of the area. There are guides available from the EPC. They will tour lead you on a tour of the unique Hillsborough County wetland. The guides will help you learn the importance of wetlands to the community. Natural wetlands serve as habitat for many wildlife species. It provides numerous recreational opportunities, filters drinking water, and protects the area from flooding. The wetlands are truly a valuable resource to the community.
Open 7 days a week from dawn to dusk, the Suncoast Trail is a 42-mile paved trail. It makes it way from Hillsborough County through Pasco County and ends in Hernando County. The path has a shared ownership. It is owned by Florida Department of Transportation and Turnpike Enterprise. The trail is operated and maintained by the three counties’ Parks and Recreation Departments. The longest part of the trail (21.6 miles) is in Pasco County. The trail is part of the statewide system of greenways and trails provided by the State of Florida. You will find two wildlife viewing areas on the Pasco portion of the trail. Amenities along the trail include port-o-lets, public telephones, information kiosks, and water supplies.
You will all of this and much more to enjoy in Odessa!
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