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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Cool Summer 5K Series @ St. Andrews State Park

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 6:30am to 9:30am CDT

Park entrance fees are waived for participants.

More Information:
St. Andrews State Park, 850-233-5164

Located in the Northwest region at:
St. Andrews State Park
4607 State Park Lane
Panama City Beach, FL 32408

The 3rd annual Cool Summer 5K Series is a celebration of summertime. Summer is the season that we work hard for and anticipate so we can spend time with our loved ones and create precious memories. The Cool Summer 5K Series is a run/walk course through beautiful St. Andrews State Park, helping to benefit the Friends of St. Andrews State Park. The Cool Summer 5K Series is every Wednesday beginning June 22 – July 27 at 7:30 a.m. (excluding Wednesday, July 6th). Every participant will receive the 2016 Cool Summer 5K t-shirt, swag bag filled with local goodness, bib and finisher medal.

Additional Information:

Pre-race registration is open at 6:30 a.m. Entry fee is $30, helping to benefit the Friends of St. Andrews State Park. Register at http://www.active.com/panama-city-beach-fl/running/distance-running-races/cool-summer-5k-series-june-22-2016?int=

Participation Requirements

Nature Days for children 8-12 @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT

$10 activity fee/child/day, special rate of $40/5 sessions if preregister by June 13th. 

More Information:
(352)793-4781

Located in the Southwest region at:
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
7200 CR 603
Bushnell, FL 33513

For children ages 8-12, different nature theme each Wednesday from reptiles and amphibians to birds and plants.  Games, crafts, songs and nature walks. 

Additional Information:

Nature Days meets at the Dade Lodge.

Yoga on the Beach @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am EDT

Class fee is $5 plus regular park admission.

More Information:
Yoga studio at 239-598-1938

Located in the Southwest region at:
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
11135 Gulfshore Drive
Naples, FL 34108

Join yoga instructors from Green Monkey Yoga in the morning for an all-levels gentle yoga class.

Additional Information:

Bring your yoga mat, water, a towel, and bug spray! To make a reservation and payment please call the yoga studio at 239-598-1938 or visit their website: www.greenmonkey.com.

Yoga on the Beach Participation Requirements

Plant Hike @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am CDT

At this time the standard park entrance/admission fees are being paid by the Walton County Tourism Development Council. There is no additional fee for program participation.

More Information:
For further information, call the Ranger Station at 850-267-8330.

Located in the Northwest region at:
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to enjoy an informational plant hike.  Visitors will learn about some of the plant species here at the park.  Some of these plants are truly invasive and carry with them, few, if any, of the natural controls that keep them in check in their native ranges, while some are imperiled and others can be used for medicinal purposes.  The topics for the hike will vary based on the time of year and growing season.  Enter the park through the main gate and park staff will direct you to the designated meeting location.  If weather is bad the program will be held in the clubhouse. Don't forget your camera, so that you can capture some of the beautiful scenery at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirement

Please insure that you are wearing appropriate clothing and footwear for trail hiking. Make sure that you have drinking water, insect repellent and sunscreen.

Sea Turtle Talk and Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 8:00pm to 11:45pm EDT

$10.00 per person

More Information:
(561) 624-6950

Located in the Southeast region at:
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Each June and July MacArthur Beach State Park offers evening turtle walks so that visitors can have a chance at viewing loggerhead sea turtles laying their eggs. This ancient ritual is a sight not to be missed! Turtle Walks fill up quickly so be sure to register early.  Registration will be on-line and sold as "tickets" through www.macarthurbeach.org.  Price is $10.00 per ticket, non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by Park staff.  Registration launches on May 31 at 9am (It will fill up quickly).  Walk Schedule starts on June 6 runs through July 29 (M, W & F with the exception of July 4).