This past Saturday, February 2nd, the Clearwater community gathered for the grand re-opening celebration of Moccasin Lake Nature Park, unveiling the park’s newest renovations.
Moccasin Lake Nature Park features 51-acres of trails and boardwalks surrounded by exotic plants and animals. The park can be found in the middle of Clearwater, at 2650 Park Trail Lane.
Over the past several months, Moccasin Lake Nature Park has gone a $1 million renovation to improve the site’s exhibits, event venues, gardens, ponds and trail systems.
The full story of the Moccasin Lake Nature Park renovation unveiling can be found in the Patch. Below is an excerpt from the article, written by Patch Staff author D’Ann Lawrence White.
Moccasin Lake Nature Park Renovations To Be Unveiled Feb. 2
CLEARWATER, FL — The community is invited to experience the newly renovated Moccasin Lake Nature Park during a grand re-opening celebration Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Changes to the park include a renovated interpretive center, educational toys, a new playground, an amphitheater, butterfly garden, turtle pond, a trail system and birds of prey exhibit.
“You can visit the amphitheater for animal encounters and concerts or take some time and explore nature along the winding trails,” Lamb said. “There are some educational materials and exhibits in the interpretive center, along with new Moccasin Lake Nature Park merchandise.”
The renovated nature park and classroom will be available for hosting team-building and community events, private parties and weddings.
“Our hope is that we have created the perfect place for people to connect with nature, with their community, and with themselves,” Lamb said. “It’s a chance to leave it all behind and just come and relax and rejuvenate.”
The park also will offer educational programming free to the public including presentations from famous birders and photographers and discussions on transforming back yards into a bird-friendly habitat or creating a butterfly garden.
“There will be a treasure trove of environmental and community building opportunities,” Lamb said.