Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July is Recreation and Parks Month

From the Florida Park Service July is Recreation and Parks Month

~Florida State Parks encourage visitors to get outdoors and enjoy recreational opportunities.~

Two people in a boat at Lake Manatee
Two boaters at Lake Manatee State Park.
The Department of Environmental Protection joins with Governor Rick Scott to celebrate July as Recreation and Parks Month. The Florida Park Service invites residents and visitors to enjoy all of Florida State Parks’ recreational opportunities. Florida State Parks contribute to a healthy lifestyle, boost the economy and promote cultural diversity. Recreation and Parks Month recognizes the importance of recreational and educational opportunities.

Many Florida state parks are holding events throughout July to celebrate Recreation and Parks Month. At Ravine Gardens State Park, visitors are invited to find the hidden American flag to win two one-day Florida State Park passes. The flag will be hidden three times between July 1 and 8. O’Leno State Park is offering a photo scavenger hunt at 1 p.m. on July 4 and participants can win prizes if they capture photos of everything on the list in the allotted time.

Visitors may hike, bike, canoe, kayak and attend special events, allowing families and friends to get outside and enjoy Florida’s famous sunshine and cool waters during Recreation and Parks Month. Visit our events page for more chances to get outdoors.

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