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Doris Davis Forman Wildlife Preserve


  1. Trails

Doris Davis Forman Wilderness Preserve will be closed at the end of October, while contractors remove invasive vegetation. The removal process is scheduled to take place for several weeks. 

This pristine natural area is nestled in the heart of the City of Parkland and is named for Doris Davis Forman, wife of Hamilton Forman and mother of Collins and Austin. Cooperative efforts between the Forman family, City of Parkland Mayor and City Commissioners, Broward County Board of County Commissioners, and Riverglades Elementary PTA have enabled this once endangered native land to be planned, restored, and opened to the public under the 1989 Environmentally Sensitive Lands (ESL) Bond Program.

In order to further a common goal and protect this uniquely diverse 20-acre site for public enjoyment and education, Broward County voters, on March 14, 1989, approved a $75 million bond issue referendum to acquire this and several other sites across the county.

In turn, to provide public access, site amenities were designed, including a 5' wide, 900' long pedestrian trail traveling through pine woods and a 1,550' boardwalk meandering through cypress wetlands and past a breathtaking oak hammock. Two seating and observation areas along with a pavilion area are located along the trail.

The public is encouraged to view this wondrous natural resource, to absorb its beauty, and to learn the importance of its preservation for future generations' quality of life.

For questions or concerns contact the Park Ranger at 954.913.0496.

Park hours are subject to change for holidays. View park holiday hours.