Our Rain Garden plays a very important role in helping the park and local waterways stay clean and healthy.
Contaminated rainwater from the Visitor Center roof, sidewalks, and parking lot flow to the natural depression that we transformed into the garden.
Native and Florida-friendly plants were selected for their ability to thrive in extended periods of standing water and drought. The roots of plants along with the soil, filter the water before it enters the aquifer. Self-regulated absorption reduces flooding and erosion. This natural filtration system conserves water, reduces pollution, and provides a rich habitat for plants and wildlife.
Help the environment. Create a beautiful rain garden at your home or business.