During the nearly 90 years that have passed since that time, the Park became a tangle of invasive exotics and overly vigorous natives. Native Park was adopted in 2010 by the Ixia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society as part of the City's Friends of the Park program to carry out the Park's original purpose and to advance the mission of the Florida Native Plant Society.
|The signs identify the various native plants.|
After many Saturday mornings spent digging up vast amounts of invasive and other non-desirable plants, Chapter members and other volunteers have planted 138 native species to add to the 37 native species growing there when work began in 2011. Approximately 60 additional species are slated to be planted. Plants are identified with both botanical and common names.