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Featured ParksJune 18-24, 2018

 

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Junior Ranger Program
June 23, Micanopy

Come visit our Junior Ranger table on Saturday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and join us for lots of cool nature activities! Children can complete the Junior Ranger CORE activities, collect passport stamps, and earn an official Junior Ranger badge, patch, or pin! Junior Ranger activities are appropriate for children aged 6 and up, but we will also have critter coloring pages and puzzles available for all ages.

No reservation required. Meet us inside the Visitor Center located within the main park entrance, off US 441 in Micanopy.


Anastasia State Park

Music in the Park: Summer Concert Series with The Conch Fritters
June 23, St. Augustine

The Conch Fritters blends genuine island sounds with unique arrangements of Trop Rock favorites including Calypso, Reggae, Island tunes and Jimmy Buffett to Kenny Chesney and originals. From the soothing sounds of the ukulele to amazing guitar virtuosity, to the fiery rhythms of steel pans blended with the beaches of Trinidad and Tobago, The Conch Fritters present one amazing show!

Anastasia State Park is hosting a summer concert series in partnership with Cape Leisure. Each concert will begin with a jam session from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. located at the Island Beach Grill inside the park. Each month will feature a different local musician or band for a two-hour show at our beach pavilion from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Limited seating is available, please bring chairs for your comfort. All ages welcome.

Come enjoy a beautiful evening at Anastasia State Park, delicious food and drink specials from Island Beach Grill, and a wide variety of music from featured musicians.


Oscar Scherer State Park

Geo-Seeking
Osprey

Oscar Scherer State Park is home to several Geocache locations.

Geocaching is an outdoor game using hand-held global positioning systems (GPS) devices. It's effectively an inexpensive, interactive, high-tech treasure hunt that's a great way to learn geography. Participants use location coordinates to find caches. Some caches are easy to find; others are more difficult. The biggest reward is the thrill of the search and the discovery of a place where you have never been. Geocaching should have minimal impact to the environment and conscientious land use ethics should be followed.

The Operation Recreation GeoTour hosted by Geocaching.com, stretches from Pensacola to Key West and includes 71 of the First Three Time National Gold Medal Award Winning Florida State Parks and Trails. Visit 20 caches and win the Official Operation Recreation Geocoin. Download and print the Official Tracking Sheet to begin your adventure. Remember to cache and save with unlimited entry for a year with the Florida State Parks Annual Pass.

The Florida Park Service is proud to announce it has launched the Operation Recreation Kids GeoTour. Look inside Operation Recreation GeoTour geocaches for one of six possible Nature Cards. Every cache has one of six species. Record the name of the Florida State Park where you first find each of the six species on the Kids Official Tracking Sheet. Find all six species and win the ORGT Kids GeoTour Geocoin!


Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Canoeing and Kayaking
Naples

Adventures offers kayak, canoe and stand up paddle board rentals to explore Water Turkey Bay and the surrounding bay areas. Adventure through a mangrove trail, under bridges and through Wiggins Pass into the Gulf. Anywhere you decide to paddle is sure to be a great time on the water. The concession is located in lot #4. For their website or call 239-431-0958 for more information or prices. Like them on Facebook for specials and discounts.


John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Guided Nature Walk
June 19, North Palm Beach

Join us for a guided exploration of MacArthur Beach State Park daily at 10:00 a.m.  Meet in front of the Park's Nature Center. Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.