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

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 9:00am EDT to Friday, July 24, 2015 - 5:00pm EDT

$10 per person

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

Sea turtles are returning to nest and we are hoping for another record breaking season!  Last year between March and November we had a total of 1866 nests.  Participants for the sea turtle walks and talks must register for this program by going to the Friends of MacArthur Beach website,  the price is $10 per ticket and they are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by park staff.  Registration launches on May 26 at 9:00 a.m. and fills up quickly.  Walk schedule starts on June 1 and runs through July 24.  The walks are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, except for June 26 and July 3.

Camper’s Campfire Program @ Wekiwa Springs State Park

Saturday, May 30, 2015 (All day)

Free to registered park campers.

More Information:

Located in the Central region at:
Wekiwa Springs State Park
1800 Wekiwa Circle
Apopka, FL 32712

Registered park campers are invited to join us on Saturday evenings, starting 30 minutes after sunset, at the amphitheater adjacent to the general camping area within the park for our Campfire Circle Programs.

Additional Information:

The programs are presented by volunteers and park rangers on a wide range of topics suitable for people of all ages.

Hiking for Health Kick-Off Event @ O'Leno State Park

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 8:00am to 10:30am EDT

Regular park entry fee of $5.00 per vehicle.

More Information:
Cindy Preston (386) 454-0723,

Located in the Northeast region at:
O'Leno State Park
410 SE O'Leno Park Road
High Springs, FL 32643

Through collaborative efforts of the Florida Department of Health in Columbia County (DOH-Columbia County) we will begin a monthly health walk series entitled “Hiking for Health at O’Leno State Park.” The program will kick off on Saturday, May 30th at 8:00am with DOH-Columbia County offering free weight and BMI checks before a scheduled walk with park rangers at 9:30am.  Health walks will continue throughout the summer and are scheduled to be held the third Saturday of every month. DOH will continue to provide weight and BMI checks before each walk so that participants can monitor their progress. Participants in the inaugural event will receive 5 free day park passes when they register for the program on-site, which can be redeemed at any Florida State Park.

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Participation Requirements

Beach Exploration @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 9:00am to 10:30am EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information: (386) 517-2086

Located in the Central region at:
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

A Master Naturalist will lead visitors on a beach excursion which will begin at the beachside pavilion located on the east side of the park in front of the beach walkover. Beach walkers will learn about the natural beach ecosystem including native plant and animal species, geology of the park, waves, currents and rip tides. This tour combines morning exercise with an educational eco-tour.

Additional Information:

All ages are welcome and minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Walking shoes and appropriate clothes, sunscreen and drinking water are recommended.

Event is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions.

Meet at the beach side pavilion on the east side of the park.

Register in advance.

Participation Requirements


Rise and Shine, Yoga in Ybor @ Ybor City Museum State Park

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 9:30am EDT

No fees for the Yoga session, but any donations will support additional yoga supplies and the Help Our State Parks (H.O.S.P.) program.

Museum fee, including tour:  $4.00

More Information:
Museum Office: (813)247-6323

Located in the Southwest region at:
Ybor City Museum State Park
1818 E. 9th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605

Rise and Shine!...and join us in the morning for a light, yoga stretch.  Enjoy the tranquil surroundings of the park’s Mediterranean-style garden. Please bring a large towel and water.  Mats are also recommended and some will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

After the stretch, consider visiting the museum and visiting, La Casita.