Springs Preserve's Trails and Gardens are open to view from 10AM until Dusk for FREE !
Go to the entrance and ask for directions to the Free Garden. Its quite a walk from the front, so carry a bottle of water and maybe a bag of trail treats for the hike.
On Friday from 10 - 12 Dr Green Thumb will be available to answer questions about the garden and its variety of low water plants. (He is the expert that appears on TV on the water smart shows.)
The Springs has a huge, upstairs Cafe / Restaurant that over looks the park. It has Air Con and plenty of clean restrooms. It is near the front of the preserve, so it makes a perfect "cool" place to meet friends before or after the walk. If you would like to check food and drink prices please go on line to Springs Preserve or call them. Another large group of meet up folks said the food was quite good, took 20 minutes to arrive and was a bit expensive. But it's an easy location to find, and sit in comfort to meet your friends or family and then walk into the park, weather you eat there or just enjoy the view while you wait.
Enjoy : ))