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Visitor Information

Discovery Center Hours

Tuesday — Saturday: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Sunday: 12 P.M. - 4 P.M.

Trail Hours

Monday — Sunday:
6:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M. — Standard Time
5:30 A.M. - 8:00 P.M. — Daylight Savings Time


4399 Winter Lake Road
Lakeland, FL 33803

There is never a dull moment at The Polk's Nature Discovery Center. Please check the event calendar regularly to see what is happening on a monthly basis. Each month at the Polk's Nature Discovery Center there are diverse ways to learn about Polk's Water, Wildlife and Wilderness. Join us in the workshop for a class or two, bring the family and participate in our Discovery kids activities, sign up for a tram tour of the property, or simply just hit the trails for some much needed time in nature.

Dirt Day - the Four Seasons of Family FUN series

Come out and join us for Dirt Day - the Four Seasons of Family FUN series.  This is a FREE event for children ages 5-12.  *Have your caring adult sing you up for this event on Eventbrite.  You will not want to miss out on the family fun day at Circle B Bar Reserve!  All children must be accompanied by their caring adult.  This event is sponsored by Florida Master Gardner's and the Friends of the Parks.

Dates & Times:

Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Additional Information:

The event will start in the Workshop Building at Circle B Bar Reserve.

Close-toed shoes and a refillable water bottle are required.

Please dress according to the current weather conditions.

A parent/guardian must be present during the duration of the program.

Contact Person:

Cassie Arsenault
Natural Resources Educator

863.6684.673 ext. 204

The Workshop


The workshop is the first building on the left as you leave the parking areas and approach the buildings. The main goal of the Center is to provide a location for people to gather and learn more about nature, conservation and local environmental issues. For this reason, the Workshop may only be reserved for environmental education and conservation topics for purposes such as but not limited to training, continuing education classes, and other environmental topic workshops.