County Temporarily Closes Four Creeks Preserve North and South Trailheads for Road and Trail Maintenance Activities

The Alachua County Four Creeks Preserve North Trailhead (8400 N.W. 13th Street, Gainesville) and South Trailhead (6845 N.W. 37th Street, Gainesville) will be temporarily closed for road and trail maintenance activities beginning Monday, March 13, 2023. Depending on the weather, the closure is expected to remain in effect through March 22. During this time, maintenance of several areas along the road and trail system will occur in the Preserve. Trucks and other equipment will operate on the roads and trail system throughout the Preserve.

The trail closures were identified as the best way to protect public safety during these maintenance activities.
For visitor safety, the public is expected to observe all closure signs. Unauthorized persons may be cited for trespass. When work is completed, the County will remove the closure signs and advise the public that the trails are open again. 

The Four Creeks Preserve is actively managed through the Alachua County Forever Program, the voter-approved initiative to acquire, improve and manage environmentally sensitive lands to protect water resources, wildlife habitat, and natural areas suitable for resource-based recreation. The referendum was first passed in November 2000. The voters funded it again in 2008, 2016, and 2022 with the Wild Spaces and Public Places Referendum.

The nearby Turkey Creek Preserve trailhead (6300 NW 93rd Avenue, Alachua) remains open for pedestrians and bicycles. 

For more information, contact the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department Land Conservation Four Creeks Preserve Manager Mike Nelson at 352-264-6848 or

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