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Doris Davis Forman Wildlife Preserve

Features

  1. Trails
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.