Partake of the Past @ Dudley Farm Historic State ParkSunday, April 10, 2016 - 9:00am to 3:00pm EDT
Regular park entrance fee of $5.00 per vehicle (honor box - cash only).
Sandra Cashes, (352) 472-1142, email@example.com
Dudley Farm Historic State Park, and the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council will be working together to recreate a day in an 1880’s farm. A fun day with: many period children’s games, hands on crafts, working in the gardens, making dinner in a full working kitchen, collect coins and visit the old general store to buy goodies, participate in washing clothes. Join us at the Farm, and learn all about a day in the life of a 19th century farm girl as they reenact different chores. Watch, participate, have fun while learning about history. Bring a Picnic - Stay the Day!
Beach Combing @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State ParkSunday, April 10, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am EDT
Free with regular park admission.
Ranger Station 239-597-6196
Join a Volunteer for a talk about beach treasures. Learn about sea shells, sea creatures and tidal movement. This is a great interactive event!
Beach Combing Participation Requirements
Cow Camp @ Lake Kissimmee State ParkSunday, April 10, 2016 - 9:30am to 4:30pm EDT
Free with regular park admission
Park Service Specialist Andrea Henry 863-696-1112 or andrea.Henry@dep.state.fl.us
As you meander down the trail to the cow camp, you will travel back in time to 1876.
At the end of the trail you will find a Florida Cow Hunter in a frontier camp along the route of a cattle drive. He will be cooking, making coffee, tending to the cattle or just resting up until the next round up or drive. The cow hunter will be happy to share stories about what his life is like and the challenges he faces.
Available upon request for groups of 15 or more.
Guided Bike Tour @ Jonathan Dickinson State ParkSunday, April 10, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Park entry fee applies.
Kimbell Education Center (561) 745-5551
Join staff along paved trails and roads, learning about the park's unique natural and cultural history. The tour is approximately 2 hours long and may be too long or vigorous for young children or persons who are not able to handle cycling about 5-6 miles.
Bluegrass Music with the Conch Stomp Band @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkSunday, April 10, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
Free with park admission
Come on down to the Park and listen to the Conch Stomp Band play some bluegrass music. Free with Park admission. Call the Nature Center for more information, (561) 624-6952.
Ranger Program: Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State ParkSunday, April 10, 2016 - 2:00pm EDT
Free with regular park admission.
Ranger station, 352-236-7148 ext.4
Take part in a park ranger program, which occurs every Sunday. Topics vary, with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment.
Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).
Bike Tour @ Oleta River State ParkSunday, April 10, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm EDT
BG Outdoor Center
Ride through our scenic trails and enjoy all the sights and sounds nature has to offer.
Paradise Park Remembered - Photographs by Bruce Mozert and Others @ Silver Springs State ParkMonday, April 11, 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.