Guided Kayak Tour @ Lake Kissimmee State ParkFriday, April 8, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Free with regular park admission
Park Service Specialist Andi Henry 863-696-1112 or Andrea.Henry@dep.state.fl.us
Take a 90 minute paddle down Zipper Canal that flows through the central part of Lake Kissimmee State Park to Lake Rosalie. This ranger-led tour will give you an appreciation of the flora and fauna found in this area of the state. Tours are limited to six kayaks - bring your own or rent one from the camp store in the park.
Guided Paddling tour @ Jonathan Dickinson State ParkFriday, April 8, 2016 - 9:45am to 12:00pm EDT
Park entry fees apply.
Canoe rental $17 for 2 hours, each additional hour is $5.
Single Kayak $15 for 2 hours, each additional hour is $6.
Double Kayak $20 for 2 hours, each additional hour is $6.
Kimbell Education Center (561) 745-5551
Explore the natural wonders of the Loxahatchee River. Rent a canoe or kayak at the park's River Store or bring your own and join us for a fun and leisurely paddle. Registration is required.
For more information contact the Kimbell Education Center at (561) 745-5551.
Sea Turtle talk @ Lovers Key State ParkFriday, April 8, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Free with regular park admission
Ranger Station, 239-463-4588
Join a park ranger to learn about the fascinating life of the marine turtles that visit Lovers Key each summer. Learn about their nesting behavior and find out what you can do to help protect them. Due to limited space, reservations are required.
Ray Sealey Concert @ St. Andrews State ParkFriday, April 8, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm CDT
Program is free with regular park camping fees.
Melissa Shoemaker, 850-258-8031
St. Andrews State Park and the Friends of St. Andrews State Park Inc. welcome singer, songwriter, and guitarist Ray Sealey for a concert in the park. Ray will share songs from the road and other stories, including his award winning song Kissimmee Prairie Dream. Ray will also be sharing a new song and story on the Turpentine Industry in Florida.
Full Moon Concert featuring Hymn for Her @ Myakka River State ParkFriday, April 8, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm EDT
$15 for Friends of Myakka members. $20 for non-members.
Come join us for our April Full Moon Concert featuring Hymn for Her. This backwoods country blues duo has been described as "Hell's Angels meets the Amish". You won't want to stop listening as Lucy and Wayne capture you with their cigar-box guitar, thundering drums and spell binding vocals. They also have their own hot sauce which they will be selling at the concert!
Tickets sold day of event. Park entrance fee is waived for concert if you arrive after 5pm. For more information call 941-361-6511 or 941-316-8139. Bring a chair and a picnic.
Paradise Park Remembered - Photographs by Bruce Mozert and Others @ Silver Springs State ParkSaturday, April 9, 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.