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Open House at Crosby Sanctuary
Saturday, October 28, 2023, 08:00am - 12:00pm

Our Crosby Sanctuary conservation property in Orange Park is a perfect place to get some outdoor time on your own in a beautiful natural setting.

Crosby Sanctuary is open to the public from 8 am until noon on the fourth Saturday of every month (except June, July, August, and December), so you can enjoy this beautiful place. The gates will be open and you can explore the preserve on your own until we close the gates at 12 pm. There are approximately 2.5 miles of hiking trails through the preserve, and walking the full trails will take about 1.5 - 2 hours, depending on your walking speed.

No group activities will be offered during the Open House - it's just an opportunity for folks to enjoy nature in our favorite place.

IMPORTANT: Please wear close-toed shoes or boots (for your safety, no sandals or flip-flops, please), and bring your own water, sunscreen, bug spray, and a hat if desired.

Duval Audubon Society's Crosby Sanctuary conservation property is 510 acres of swamp and oak hammock located in the heart of Clay County. More than 150 species of birds have been recorded on the eBird list at the preserve. You can access a printable map of the preserve here.

* This outing may include vaccinated and non-vaccinated participants.
* Masks are not required at this outdoor event. Please bring a mask in case a situation arises where donning a mask may be warranted.
* If you have any of the following symptoms, do not attend this outing:
- Fever or chills
- Congestion or runny nose
- Headache
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Nausea or vomiting
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat

Location - 427 Aquarius Concourse, Orange Park, FL 32073
The entrance is in the middle of the neighborhood - please park inside the gate (limit six vehicles) or on the NW side of the street (same side as the sanctuary).