Predator Guard Trial

Predator GuardA few of the bluebird nestboxes at Tanglewood Park have been modified with a 3" plastic tube at the box entry or with a 6" PVC pipe covering the mounting post (or both). The plastic tube at the entry is intended to reduce predation by preventing a predator such as a raccoon or feral cat from bending its foreleg when reaching into the interior of the box, thus preventing the animal from "raking out" the contents. The PVC pipe covering the mounting post is by its nature slippery, and due to its diameter, difficult to grasp by climbing animals such as raccoons, cats and squirrels thus discouraging a climb to the nextbox entry.


General Park Information

  • Pets must be under control of their owner and kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. All pets must have current inoculations for rabies. Pets must be kept and never left unattended. Pet owners are responsible for their pets using the designated waste area and cleaning up after their pets at the designated area.
  • Golf, Horse Stables, Hiking Trails and Accommodations are available year-around.
  • Gardens are open year-around. Blooming seasons vary.
  • Tennis activities are available from April to November.
  • Water activities can be enjoyed from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Entrance Fee:
    • $8.00 - Passenger Vans and Buses
    • $2.00 - All other vehicles
    Annual passes can be purchased at the Welcome Center for $50.00 for passenger vans and buses and $25.00 for all other vehicles. Entrance fees and annual passes do not include admission to special events.