Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve Amenities

Located at 945 Mackay Blvd. on 112 lakeside acres 

  • Park open from dawn to dusk daily
  • Beautiful Mackay Estate residence, available for weddings and other special events, by appointment
  • Nature trails and paved bike path along Mackay Blvd
  • Playground
  • Dock and canoe launch area
  • Restrooms
  • No entrance fee

trail map


Master Gardeners Classes University of Florida/IFAS Polk County 

Community gardeners are invited to join us for FREE and exciting educational series. We meet on the first Thursday of every other month at 10:00 a.m. at Mackay Gardens and Preserve. Please call for additional information.


Guided Tours

The City of Lake Alfred’s Parks and Recreation Department is now offering group tours of the historic Mackay family’s garden grounds. Experienced interpretive guides will escort your group of eight or more people on a very pleasant one mile stroll through the beautiful sub-tropical forest of this shady preserve. 

Please contact the City of Lake Alfred’s Parks and Recreation Department at (863) 291-5272 for additional information.