Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Opened in 2015 by the City of Gainesville, Sweetwater Wetlands Park is a 125-acre combination nature preserve and man-made stormwater wetlands treatment facility. The shallow man-made wetlands have proved to be attractive to wildlife, particularly birds.Along its 3.5 miles of walking trails American bald eagle, sandhill crane, wood stork and an occasional whooping crane, among many other species, can be spotted. Recently, limpkins have been frequenting the park. Alligators are also regular visitors. A pdf copy of the park trail map can be downloaded here.