Scarlett-Mitchell Nature Area is a 25 acre park adjacent to Scarlett and Mitchell Schools and Mitchell-Scarlett Woods. Access to the park is from the schools’ parking lot, where parking is available. A trail through Mitchell-Scarlett woods connects to the city park. This park is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
The combined areas of Scarlett-Mitchell Nature Area, Mitchell-Scarlett Woods, and Turnberry Park allow for a great diversity of plant and animal life. Scarlett-Mitchell Nature Area contains an old field, a diverse wetland, and a wooded area. The old field and wetlands are great areas to look for birds, facilitated by many bird boxes throughout the park. The wetlands also support a sizable population of reptiles and amphibians. A trail loops through these areas, however it is a seasonally wet area, so be prepared, especially during the rainy spring months. This nature area is undergoing restoration efforts by the staff and volunteers of the Natural Area Preservation Division, including prescribed ecological burns and removal of non-native invasive plants.