Time to Explore and Experience.

The Pettit Preserve is on a mission to expand the concept of “No Child Left Behind” to all ages. Enjoy, learn, and experience nature through our many trails, hiking and fishing activities, and educational programs. Begin your next outdoor adventure today.

Upcoming events

Whether you love to explore the outdoors, learn about the environment, or spend time with friends and family, we have an event for you. Our second Saturday of the month hike is one of our most popular scheduled activities! If you don’t see an event you’d like to participate in, give us a call and we’ll plan one together.

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Making memories in nature is our favorite thing to do. Whether educational experiences and hands-on learning, for groups or individuals, we pride ourselves having fun and enjoying the outdoors.

What We Offer

Young students with teacher learning from the nature instructor at the Pettit Environmental Preserve

Educational Programs

We teach folks of all ages from Kindergarten to adulthood. Here at the Preserve, there is always something fun to learn or do whether in a classroom, on a trail, or mid-exploration. We offer K-12, preschool, and daycare educational programs, pre-registered summer camps and field trips, and pavilion rentals for any and all events.

Outdoor Activities

The activities never stop at the Preserve. Join us for an open-hike on the second Saturday of the month or hang out on the Preserve to fish, hike, trail run, or picnic. Members are free to visit at any time, and all other outdoor enthusiasts can Reserve the Preserve or plan a trip. Don’t forget to check out our Upcoming Events as well! What will you do next?


It’s simple — Our members visit more, explore more, and have more fun. At the moment, we offer two memberships: The Big Leaf Magnolia for individuals looking to hike and picnic, and the Lake Trail Supporters for families who like to hike, picnic, and fish. Questions about where you might fit in? Follow the button below!

Why Sign Up for a Membership?

Signing up with us is your commitment to yourself to stay healthy and to continue learning and exploring, no matter your age. With full-time park access, special deals and events, and membership perks, the Pettit Preserve offers the best outdoor experience for all. Join us as an individual, a family, or a group!

Membership Options

We offer different memberships based on your interests and the number of participants. Our Big Leaf Magnolia option is for individuals looking to hike and picnic, and the Lake Trail Supporters package is for families or groups who like to hike, picnic, and fish. Learn more about our memberships below:


We couldn’t be more thankful for our wonderful sponsors who help keep the Pettit Preserve an incredible nature center and quality, fun destination. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please give us a call at 678-848-4179 or follow the button below.

2023 Golf Tournament


If you have enjoyed visiting with us, or would like to support our non-profit, please consider a small donation to the Preserve. We thank you for your loyalty and love for the outdoors!
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