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Friday, April 6, 2018

Dirty Fridays @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 8:00am CDT

Admission is free for project time.

More Information:
850-267-8330

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

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!

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Wading Adventure @ Don Pedro Island State Park

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am EDT

standard entrance fee

More Information:


Located in the Southwest region at:
Don Pedro Island State Park
8450 Placida Road
Cape Haze, FL 33946

Come join us an adventure to see what is living below the waves.

Please contact the park office for additional information 941-964-0375

First Friday Garden Walks @ Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

Program included with park entry. 

More Information:
386-446-6783

Located in the Central region at:
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd.
Palm Coast, FL, FL 32137

Join us for a Ranger guided tour of our Historic District and Gardens the first Friday of each month.  Learn about the history of Washington Oaks, while taking in the beauty of the Gardens.  Participants meet in the Garden parking lot.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring water. 

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Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT

Free with park admission.

More Information:
(561) 624-6952

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

Join us for a guided exploration of MacArthur Beach State Park daily at 10:00 a.m.  Meet in front of the Park's Nature Center. 

Additional Information:

Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.

Washington County Heritage Festival @ Falling Waters State Park

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:00am CDT to Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 4:00pm CDT

Cost for entry is $5 per vehicle and offsite parking will be available at RiverTown Community Church on State Park Rd.

More Information:
1-850-638-6130

Located in the Northwest region at:
Falling Waters State Park
1130 State Park Road
Chipley, FL 32428

Florida Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Insurance are proud to present the 3rd Annual Washington County Heritage Festival at Falling Waters State Park. This year’s event will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Friday will serve as a field trip day for area schools to learn the rich heritage of Washington County. Come out and experience how life used to be lived by visiting with our demonstrators that will include anything from a blacksmith to a flint knapper to a full agricultural display complete with 4-H show animals, antique tractors and farm implements. We will also have plenty of local arts & crafts vendors selling their homemade wares. North Florida Artillery will have their Civil War reenactors camp set-up with two cannons that will be firing every 45 minutes during the festival. A Kid Zone will be available for the little ones with a bounce house, inflatable slide and pony rides on Saturday. Live entertainment on Saturday will be by Panama City locals the East Bay 3 Band. Great food and the beautiful backdrop of one of the most beautiful state parks in Florida will round out this event. Cost for entry is $5 per vehicle and offsite parking will be available at RiverTown Community Church on State Park Rd. Shuttle service will be available to bring guests to the festival grounds.

Additional Information:

Check out www.floridastateparks.org/fallingwaters, www.visitwcfla.com or call 638-6130 for more information.

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Topsail Under the Stars @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 4:00pm to 9:30pm CDT

Program is free with regular park admission

More Information:
850-267-8330

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

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association (NWFASTRO) for an evening of viewing the sun, moon and stars through telescopes on April 6, 2018 from 4:00p.m. - 9:30p.m. Solar telescopes will be out until the sun sets for you to safely view the sun. Then the astronomy association will switch telescopes and assist you in viewing any constellations, planets and other celestial objects that are visible.  The program is weather dependent, and a decision is made by 3:00pm the day of the program as to whether the program can occur. Please call the ranger station before heading out for the program. Participants need to be in the park before the gate closes at sunset. Event is free with regular park admission. Future dates for Topsail Under the Stars in 2018 are July 6, 2018 from 4:30 – 9:30p.m. and Oct 13, 2018 from 3:00 -9:00p.m.

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