This 247.1-acre Urban Wilderness Area takes its name from the abundance of ferns (more than 30 species) found on the property. Fern Forest offers a beautiful and serene setting with shady boardwalks and several miles of primitive nature trails. It's a calm place to relax away from the urban hustle and bustle. With a picnic shelter, amphitheater, and the Royal Fern Hall, Fern Forest's facilities are a perfect choice for weddings, corporate events and family gatherings. Free admission.