Grassy Waters Preserve is a 23 square mile wetlands ecosystem that serves as the freshwater supply for the City of West Palm Beach and the towns of South Palm Beach and Palm Beach Island. Historically, Grassy Waters was both a key component of the Greater Everglades watershed and the headwaters of the Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River.
The continued pristine beauty of Grassy Waters Preserve is thanks to the Department of Public Utilities Watershed Management Division. The Watershed Management Division is dedicated to protect, preserve and restore the ecological integrity of Grassy Waters Preserve by preventing the proliferation of invasive species, promoting best management practices in water quality and conservation, and educating the public about the importance of this ecosystem.
Parking and access for the Grassy Waters Nature Center is located at 8264 Northlake Blvd in West Palm Beach. The main entrance is open Monday-Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, visit Grassy Waters Preserve.