Parks Events

Some content on this website is saved in an alternative format. To view these files, download the following free software or you can skip to the main content if you already have the appropriate readers.

  • Use Adobe Acrobat to read Portable Document Format (PDF) files: Download Adobe® Reader®
  • Microsoft Word file viewer and converter programs to enable those who do not have MS- Word or have another version of MS-Word to open and view MS-Word files: Download Word file Viewer
  • Microsoft offers Microsoft Excel file viewer and converter programs to enable those who do not have MS-Excel or have another version of MS-Excel to view MS-Excel files:Download Excel file viewer

Education Series for the Curious Adult @ Rainbow Springs State Park

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:00am EDT to Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 2:00pm EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Park Headspring, 352-465-8555, Amanda.Marek@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northeast region at:
Rainbow Springs State Park
19158 South West 81st Place Road
Dunnellon, FL 34432

Rainbow Springs State Park and the Friends of Rainbow Springs invite any and all curious adults interested in learning about a variety of topics such as gardening, native wildlife and pollinators, invasive exotic plants, local Florida history, protection of the River and watershed, the ground beneath your feet and so much more. The Adult Education Series are monthly talks given in a comfortable sit-down setting and will include presentations by local professionals, Master Gardeners, historians, Rainbow Springs State Park staff and volunteers and guest speakers from different occupations and backgrounds. There is something to learn for everyone.

Additional Information:

Presentations will be given in a covered open-air pavilion that is ADA accessible.

Presentations will be approximately one to one and a half hours in length.  

Arrive early to enjoy refreshments and to get a seat. Space is limited. 

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Rainbow Springs volunteer citizen support organization.

Check this program flyer monthly or contact the park to learn about which interesting topics will be presented next.

Participation Requirements

 

April Photo Contest @ Ravine Gardens State Park

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 8:00am EDT to Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 4:00pm EDT

$5 fee to the Friends of Ravine Gardens.

More Information:
Park Office, (386) 329-3721

Located in the Central region at:
Ravine Gardens State Park
1600 Twigg Street
Palatka, FL 32177

The Friends of Ravine Gardens are hosting a Photo Contest during the month of April!  Bring your camera and explore the park to get the perfect shot.  Photographs must be taken within Ravine Gardens State Park.  A printed 8x10 photo must be submitted to the park and a digital copy (.jpg, .tif, .png format) must be emailed to RavineGardensStatePark@gmail.com by 4 p.m. on April 30th to qualify.  Contestants must also complete a Photo Release Form upon entry.  The top 3 photographs will receive prizes and all photographs will be displayed at the Friends of Ravine Gardens' 20th Anniversary Celebration on May 16th.  

Additional Information:

Photographs may be in color or black and white.  Photographs may be either vertical or horizontal.  Entry materials will not be returned.

Participation Requirements

Education Series for the Curious Adult @ Rainbow Springs State Park

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 10:00am EDT to Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 2:00pm EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Park Headspring, 352-465-8555, Amanda.Marek@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northeast region at:
Rainbow Springs State Park
19158 South West 81st Place Road
Dunnellon, FL 34432

Rainbow Springs State Park and the Friends of Rainbow Springs invite any and all curious adults interested in learning about a variety of topics such as gardening, native wildlife and pollinators, invasive exotic plants, local Florida history, protection of the River and watershed, the ground beneath your feet and so much more. The Adult Education Series are monthly talks given in a comfortable sit-down setting and will include presentations by local professionals, Master Gardeners, historians, Rainbow Springs State Park staff and volunteers and guest speakers from different occupations and backgrounds. There is something to learn for everyone.

Additional Information:

Presentations will be given in a covered open-air pavilion that is ADA accessible.

Presentations will be approximately one to one and a half hours in length.  

Arrive early to enjoy refreshments and to get a seat. Space is limited. 

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Rainbow Springs volunteer citizen support organization.

Check this program flyer monthly or contact the park to learn about which interesting topics will be presented next.

Participation Requirements

 

Beginner's Birding Walk @ Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 8:00am to 10:30am EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Park Services Specialist Jeff Hugo, 850-561-7286

Located in the Northwest region at:
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
465 Wakulla Park Drive
Wakulla Springs, FL 32327

Be part of an introductory activity geared for those who have always wished to better know the birds around them by sight or by sound, but felt intimidated by the more proficient and experienced birders. As participants traverse the grounds surrounding the lodge and the park's administration building, Apalachee Audubon Member Helen King will make it easy to recognize a few of the beautiful songbirds that can be found in your own backyard. As a bonus, watchful eyes may even be introduced to some magnificent neo-tropical species migrating through.

Additional Information:

Space is limited.  Please call to register.

Please bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them.

Meet in the parking lot of The Lodge at Wakulla Springs. 

Please plan to arrive at the park entrance by 8:15 a.m. so that you are not rushed to reach the parking lot.

Beginner's Birding Walk Participation Requirements

Guided Scrub Walk @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 8:30am to 10:00am EDT

There is no cost to participate other than normal park entrance fees for day-use visitors.

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

This weekly walk begins at the Nature Center & includes an informative walk through an ancient dune system.  This unique habitat is home to the threatened Florida scrub-jay & a variety of plants and other animals.  Participants should wear comfortable footwear for walking in soft sand.  Cameras and binoculars are suggested.  Space is limited to 15 people.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Pages