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Boardwalk Trail


$5 Adults
$4 Seniors/College/Military
$3 Kids 3-17
FREE under 3


Monday - Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving day, at noon on Christmas Eve and closed Christmas day. 

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7152 Lone Star Road
Jacksonville, FL 32211
(904) 724-4646

Come Visit Tree Hill

Tree Hill Nature Center promotes environmental stewardship to the community through hands-on educational programs and low-cost access to natural spaces. 


Located in the center of Jacksonville, Florida, Tree Hill is the perfect place to connect with nature for individuals and families, school field trips, home schoolers, scout troops, business groups and so much more. Stop by with your friends and family to explore our 50-acres and three ecosystems. Plan a family reunion or evening reception in the beautiful Joseph A. Strasser Amphitheater. Enjoy fresh air, plentiful trails and an on-site butterfly house.Tree Hill is open to the public Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 


2017 Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly Festival

The 2017 Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly Festival will be held on Saturday, April 29th from 10am to 4pm. 

We are now accepting applications for vendors. If you are interested, please contact us for more information at 904-724-4646 ext. 203 or email 

Visit our vendors, enjoy arts and crafts, explore our trails and natural history museum, and of course enjoy the release of 500 monarch butterflies at the end of the day! 

Your support of the 16th annual Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly Festival is essential to maintaining our trails, caring for our animals, and providing educational programs. Thank you! 

Parking will be at the St. Andrews Episcopal Church or Parkwood Baptist Church. No vehicle traffic is allowed during the event, due to safety reasons. A shuttle will be running from the parking lots to the event entrance, but we encourage people to walk and leave the shuttle for those requiring extra assistance. 

Admission for the Festival: $5 for adults, $4 for students/military/seniors, $3 for children ages 3-17, Under 3 and members always get in free. Memberships will be available for purchase at the event and will allow you to enter the 2017 Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly Festival for free! 

Questions? Feel free to call us at 904-724-4646 or email 


 'Site Saturdays' with the Arlington Community Garden!  

 Arlington Community Garden, located on the grounds of Tree Hill Nature Center, will host a monthly 'Site Saturday' work day.  If you are interested in helping in the Garden, please join us for any of the following work days:

  • Saturday, April 8th from 10am-1pm - Thank you, but all volunteer slots are filled! We hope you can join us another time. 

  • Saturday, May 13th from 10am-1pm - Join us as we begin preparing to 'put the garden to bed' for the summer. We will have a number of projects, from harvesting to clearing beds. 

  • Saturday, June 10th from 10am-1pm - Join us for final preparations in 'putting the garden to bed' for the summer. We will give our raised beds a much needed break, but need your help to make sure everything is ready. 

Please know that monetary donations are always appreciated and help the Garden continue it's important work. 

Please dress in comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. Work can include moving soil, planting, and harvesting as well as watering and weeding the garden. 

If you have any questions please email the Garden directly at: Thank you! Without your support, the Arlington Community Garden would not be able to grow food for the food pantry at Arlington Community Services. 

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