Click here to view a timeline map of Chapman's Pond and Nature Trails at Kanapaha.
More historical facts:
- Area occupied by human cultures for the past 5,000 years
- 16th century - Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto passed through on his
- 17th and 18th centuries - area included several Spanish missions attempting
to convert Potano Indians.
- Late 18th century - Potano tribes displaced by Seminole Indians.
- During 18th century - The famed naturalist, William Bartram, wrote about
the area's beauty and nature.
- Late 19th century - Naturalist and ornithologist, Frank M. Chapman (the
park's namesake), provided us with a written record of the animals that occupied
this area in the previous 200 years.
- Today - GRU has created a beautiful passive recreation park for the community that includes shallow ponds, streams, waterfalls and fountains.
- To maintain this park, GRU recycles reclaimed water from the Kanapaha Water Reclamation Facility.
- Chapman's Pond was added to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Great Florida Birding Trail in 2002.