Betton Hills Nature Center

 

Nature, History, Learning

 

 
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Welcome to the Betton Hills Nature Center

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Table of Contents: 


About the BHNC&T

  • This page allows visitors to access newsletters, brochures, trail maps and kiosk guides. 
  • Also, find out about the park's present and future developments.

A History of Betton Hills

  • Find out about the parks natural and human history as well as resources of interest for local historians. 
  • Find contact information for questions on how to obtain a copy of the complete history of the Betton Hills Neighborhood as well as how to view our research collection.

 Volunteer

  • Find out what volunteer services are needed for park development as well as how to setup a volunteer event and who to contact. 
  • Find a list of past volunteer events as well as upcoming events.

Donation and Contact Information

  • Find out how to donate to the Tallahassee Friends of Our Parks Foundation for the Betton Hills Nature Center and Trails. 
  • Also, find out how to contact the Nature Center for answers to any questions. 
  • See who has been supporting our development efforts.

 

Welcome to the Betton Hills Nature Center's NEW Website!

The Betton Hills Nature Center is a unique feature of the City of Tallahassee in that it not only provides green spaces and park facilities for leisure and recreation, but also an educational self-guided walking tour for any age. After the park is completed it will be dedicated to the City of Tallahassee's Parks and Recreation Department. It will link together McCord and Winthrop Parks and provide many miles of connected trails throughout the Betton Hills neighborhood. This website allows visitors to access park guides, newsletters as well as research resources about the parks human and natural history. Since the park is still in the development phase and many changes are still occuring, the website will be updated as the park comes closer to completion. The website also provides visitors with information on how to donate services or funding support to the park through the Tallahassee Friends of Our Parks Foundation.


Our Mission

  • To educate park patrons about the history of the Betton Hills neighborhood and surrounding area, by providing everyone access to information about the human and natural history, both at the park and on the web.

  • To conserve the area’s animal and plant habitat and water bodies and perpetuate the sustainability of an urban natural area.

  • To develop an eco-friendly green-space for people of all ages to enjoy.

 

Come and visit us at 2055 Thomasville Road.  Park access is behind Ashford Club Apartments.

 

Public parking and trail access on Post Road, behind SunTrust.

The Perks of Parks

     The Betton Hills Nature Center and Trails is a unique characteristic of the Betton Hills Neighborhood. Its amenities are both recreational and educational. The research that has been collected focuses on the human and natural history as well as the parks current environmental state. The Betton Hills Nature Center is a unique feature of the City of Tallahassee in that it not only provides green spaces and park facilities for leisure and recreation, but also an educational self-guided walking tour for any age. A history of the Betton Hills neighborhood and our research collection can be found in the main office at Ashford Club Apartments, 2055 Thomasville Road.

Why are parks important?

     Parks and green spaces are important for many reasons. This park in particular is important because it will connect park patrons to the area’s natural and human heritage, promote feelings of community ownership, and enhance their quality of life. In addition, to providing connectivity to areas of conservation and recreation, the park also increases alternative transportation opportunities as well as increased values of land near parks. Our park will also provide environmental protection that supports the plants, wildlife, creek and water bodies. Parks increase community interaction as well as increase health benefits through recreational opportunities.