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Headline 5: Online camping reservations for Kelly, Magnolia, Moss and Trimble Parks are open for individual and group camping (limited capacity); reservations are not accepted over the phone or by email. Clarcona Horse Park’s camp sites are available in-person only, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Headline 6: All County-run youth, adult and senior programs and gatherings remain suspended; all room rentals remain suspended; all fitness centers, gyms, game rooms, basketball courts, Kelly Park’s Rock Springs swim/tubing area and the Fort Gatlin Pool remain closed until further notice; and league play at Lake Cane and Fort Gatlin tennis centers remains cancelled.

Headline 7: Open as of October 14, 2020: pavilion rentals for groups of less than 50 people, splash pads (limited capacity), hockey rink, volleyball courts, playgrounds (limited capacity), field rentals for adult athletics, 11 public boat ramps and kayak/canoe launches.

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Tibet-Butler Preserve offers numerous educational programs to teach children and adults about our environment.
Tibet-Butler Preserve
Tibet-Butler Preserve
Bench Butterfly Garden Rec. Programs Rental Facilities Scenic Trails Wildlife
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Office Hours Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., closed Sunday
Phone Number: (407) 254-1940
Address:
8777 Winter Garden - Vineland Rd.
Orlando, FL 32836
Acreage: 438
Location:
Points of Interest:
Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health of our citizens, Orange County has suspended EcoSaturdays and Nature Nuts programs until further notice.

Home of the Vera Carter Environmental Center which provides a variety of exhibits and displays. Hike on miles of trails and participate in ongoing environmental programs. No dogs or bicycles allowed.

With the exception of service animals, no pets are permitted in Tibet-Butler Preserve.

Trailblazers Update

  • Palmetto Passage is CLOSED.
  • All other trails are open but flooded; water-proof boots are recommended.
  • Trailblazer Hiking Program: hike 20 miles in the Preserve and get a free T-shirt! Register at the Preserve's Education office each time you visit.
Programs and Activities:
  • Eco Education programs are offered for field trips, related to Florida plants, wildlife and conservation. Advanced scheduling and a minimum of 10 paid participants is required.
    • Programs SUSPENDED until further notice.
  • EcoSaturdays are the perfect opportunity for a family outing to learn about the environment! Please note that adults must supervise their children through the duration of the class. Join us for these free programs at 11 a.m. on the following dates; classes are first come, first served up to class limit; seating is limited so please arrive early. Registration is not required.
    • Programs SUSPENDED until further notice.
  • Nature Nuts: Homeschool family programs offered the first two Tuesdays of the month, starting at 11am. Cost $2 per person. Pre-registration is required.
    • Programs SUSPENDED until further notice.

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Contact Us

Orange County Parks and Recreation
4801 W. Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32808

Email: parks@ocfl.net
Phone: (407) 836-6200
Parks' Events InfoLine: (407) 836-6280
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