Diamondback Nature Preserve
A majority of preserves and some parks are now open. Visit the COVID-19 Closures & Reopenings page for more info.
Location and Hours
This 9-acre preserve features a tidal creek, hammock and mangrove forest on Old Tampa Bay north of the Howard Frankland bridge. Diamondback was purchased by Hillsborough County through the Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program in 1990. Over the past two and a half decades, Hillsborough County staff and volunteers have done numerous trash cleanups, habitat restorations and enhancement projects.
Access to the nature preserve
Parking is in front of the FBI building and the gate to enter the preserve is at the west end of the parking lot. The pictures below show the entrance.
- Bird Watching
- Hiking Trail
- Pets Allowed