Oak Hill Park Trail Points of Interest
Robbins Lodge &Preserve – The entrance to this preserve lies about one-half mile north of Orange Drive on Hiatus Road. It consists of 160 acres of pasture, equestrian trails, hardwood hammocks, pavilions, an equestrian facility, gazebo, and the original house that can be rented for special events.
Flamingo Gardens – A famous tourist attraction at the corner of Flamingo Road and SW 36th Court is another spot along the trail. The original homestead of the Wray family, it is a botanical garden and horticultural enthusiast’s dream with exotic species of plants and trees from around the world. It is also a citrus farm with many varieties of fruit and a wildlife park. It has exotic and native reptiles, birds, and other animals in their wildlife habitat displayed throughout the site. It’s a great place to see, hear, and read some of the history of Davie.
Long Key Natural Area – The western limits of the “ridge” system that runs through Davie ends at this wonderful ecological site being preserved by Broward County. The former home of the Kapok Tree Restaurant, and Pioneer City Theme Park, it is now part of the Environmentally Sensitive Land sites within the Town and a wonderful place to visit with its trail system, hardwood oak hammocks, and restored wetlands. The site maintains much of its original character of high elevated hammocks of live oaks making a beautiful and serene setting within what is known as the “Long Key Ridge System”
Oak Hill Equestrian Park – A ten-acre park, built with the equestrian community in mind, about a half-mile north of the Long Key Natural area on SW 130th Avenue. The site includes riding rings, trails through towering trees, picnic areas with pavilions, playgrounds, watering troughs, and restroom facilities. A must stop along any of the connecting trails throughout the Davie Trail system.
Brooke Hodges & Hillary Hedges Memorial Site- A small but beautiful Memorial is placed at the site of the two young girls who, while riding their bikes along SW 130 Avenue, were killed by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel. It was an event that galvanized the community and brought to the forefront the need for recreational pathways for bicycles and horses. The sad event created the initial impetus to develop Davie’s Open Space Program and Trail System.