Wading Adventures @ Stump Pass Beach State ParkThursday, April 7, 2016 - 8:30am to 12:00pm EDT
Free to BIPS Members $5 for non-members. Park entrance fee applies.
The waters surrounding Charlotte Harbor are rich with an abundance of marine life, wade in and get a glimpse of our beautiful estuaries first hand. Collect live specimens with nets and buckets and receive an educational program from our Park Rangers. Don’t forget sunscreen, bathing suit, water shoes, and a hat! Fun for all ages over 5!
Limited spaces available please call for reservations.
Manatees @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State ParkThursday, April 7, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am EDT
Free with regular park admission.
Ranger Station 239-597-6196
Come learn about these gentle giants. We’ll talk about these warm blooded air breathing vegetarians and the challenges they face.
Kids Club @ Topsail Hill Preserve State ParkThursday, April 7, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am CDT
Standard entrance/admission fees for will apply for day use visitors. For campers that are staying here at Topsail there is no fee. There is no additional program participation fee. Donations to the Citizen Support Organization, Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to help defray the cost of consumable supplies are appreciated and accepted.
For additional information you can come by the Ranger Station/entrance or call the park at 850-267-8330.
Make learning fun for the children that are visiting the park by participating in a variety of environmental, educational arts and crafts projects and games. Some of the craft projects will include the use of hot glue guns. Children will learn about wildlife, park history, beach, bike safety and other topics... Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by a parent. The program has a maximum capacity of 25, sign up at the Camp Store. The program will take place inside the Clubhouse.
Firefly Takeover (Self-Guided) at Blue Spring State Park @ Blue Spring State ParkThursday, April 7, 2016 - 7:30pm EDT to Friday, April 29, 2016 - 8:45pm EDT
Standard park admission fees apply.
Contact the Ranger Station at (386) 775-3663 for more information.
The fireflies have arrived at Blue Spring State Park! Come enjoy them for an hour after the park closes as they twinkle along the spring run.
To get a firefly pass, visit the ranger station during normal park hours. You MUST enter the park before the ranger station closes at 8pm. The pass will give you access for one hour, and you must exit the park before 9pm.
We highly recommend bringing a flashlight as it is quite dark along the boardwalk, and bug spray for mosquitoes will make your trip more enjoyable.
Americana Under the Stars @ Topsail Hill Preserve State ParkThursday, April 7, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm CDT
$5.00 donation to the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park includes regular park admission.
If you should have additional questions, please feel free to call the park at 850-267-8330.
Presenting original Americana music, including folk, jazz, blues and more by musicians from Florida and other states. The concerts take place at our newly refurbished and upgraded amphitheater, unless bad weather conditions are present. If bad weather, the concert will be held inside our clubhouse.
Paradise Park Remembered - Photographs by Bruce Mozert and Others @ Silver Springs State ParkFriday, April 8, 2016 (All day)
This exhibit is included with the price of regular park admission.
Park Services Specialist Craig Littauer, 352-236-7148 ext. 5, firstname.lastname@example.org
Paradise Park was a segregated Florida attraction opened in 1949 by the owners of Silver Springs, the state’s oldest attraction, and operated by an African-American staff until 1969.
In conjunction with the Appleton Museum of Art's exhibit, Silver Springs State Park will host a selection of photographs from Paradise Park in the Education Center. The Education Center is open every day from 8:00 a.m. until sundown.
Also in the Education Center, current Silver Springs and former Paradise Park boat captain David Faison will walk visitors down memory lane every Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. sharing stories from his 58 years of service and taking questions.
To get to this exhibit at Silver Springs State Park, enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).
Paradise Park Remembered was organized by the Appleton Museum of Art and Lu Vickers on behalf of the late Bruce Mozert, in partnership with Silver Springs State Park, Friends of Silver Springs and Marion County Black Archives. The exhibition at the Appleton Museum features approximately 100 photographs taken by Mozert, former Silver Springs staff photographer, as well as snapshots from private collections and Marion County Black Archives.
For more information about the main exhibit, or the Appleton Museum of Art, visit their website.