Dirty Fridays @ Topsail Hill Preserve State ParkFriday, November 4, 2016 - 8:00am CDT
Admission is free for project time.
Welcome to "Dirty Fridays" at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park! Here is a wonderful, low-key volunteer opportunity to get a little dirty on the First Friday of every month while helping to beautify the park grounds! Projects include working in the butterfly garden, driveway medians and other fun landscape features that make Topsail one of a kind! Bring some water, gloves, insect repellent and a lunch to enjoy afterwards! Garden groups are always welcome to share in the fun!
Guided Paddling tour @ Jonathan Dickinson State ParkFriday, November 4, 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.
First Friday Garden Walks @ Washington Oaks Gardens State ParkFriday, November 4, 2016 - 10:00am EDT to Friday, May 5, 2017 - 11:00am EDT
Program included with park entry.
Join us the First Friday of each month for a ranger led Garden and History Tour of Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. Visitors will meet in the Garden parking lot and the walk will begin at 10am. Wear comfortable shoes for this 45min-1 hour walking tour. Program included with park entry.
Alafia Fat Tire Festival @ Alafia River State ParkFriday, November 4, 2016 - 1:00pm EDT to Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 5:00pm EST
Regular park admission fees are separate from registration fees
Ranger Station 813-672-5320
Join the SWAMP mountain bike club in celebrating their 16th annual Fat Tire Festival at the park. This year the event has expanded and opened to the public. Visitors can enjoy a volunteer village, guided bike rides, skills clinics, food trucks and more.
For additional information on registration and event details please visit www.SWAMPclub.org
Stargazing @ Henderson Beach State ParkFriday, November 4, 2016 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm CDT
Free with regular park admission.
Ranger Station, 850-837-7550
Volunteers from the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will set up several telescopes for public viewing of star clusters, planets, and galaxies, as well as answer questions about the night sky. In addition, the club will set up their solar telescopes for safe viewing of the sun starting at 3:00pm. All ages are invited. The park gates will close at sunset, all those attending the viewing must arrive at the park prior to sunset in order to enter. If bringing a flashlight, it is recommended that it is covered with a red lens. This event is weather permitting.
Attendees must enter park prior to sunset.
Astronomy Night @ Dade Battlefield Historic State ParkFriday, November 4, 2016 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm EDT
Cost is $3 per vehicle, $2 walk-in or annual park pass.
Join our local Astronomy group, Nature Coast Amateur Astronomers, for a brief power point program followed by a night sky viewing with the aid of their telescopes.
Participants are recommended to bring a flashlight, insect repellant and a lawn chair.