Category Archives: Parks

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Walton County moves forward with plans for bay side park, public workshops Jan. 11 and 18

On Nov. 28, 2017 the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) discussed preliminary plans for the 6 ½ acre bay side park located at Bay Grove Road and U.S. Hwy. 331 in Freeport. Before final plans are approved, the … Continue reading

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Bike, hike, camp and horseback ride at Pine Log State Forest

Sand Pond Recreation Area in Ebro offers miles of trails to explore Looking for a fun place to take the family to explore nature? Head over to Pine Log State Forest for a day of hiking, biking or horse back … Continue reading

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Audubon Florida’s former executive director Eric Draper now director of Florida State Parks

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Noah Valenstein today announced three key appointments to DEP’s leadership team, as part of its continued focus on the protection of Florida’s prized properties through the management of Florida’s world-renowned state … Continue reading

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DEP announces opening of 175th State Park at Gilchrist Blue Springs

HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service announced the opening of Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park in High Springs, Florida’s 175th state park. The property, which contains six natural springs and includes approximately … Continue reading

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Florida Panhandle State Parks temporarily close due to tropical storm Nate

The Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service announces the closure of 18 state parks in Northwest Florida due to imminent weather conditions including strong winds and rain. The following state parks are closing today at 5 p.m. local time: Big Lagoon … Continue reading

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Explore The Outdoors Festival comes to Live Oak Landing Oct. 14, 2017

A great day for outdoor family fun Walton Outdoors will be hosting our eighth annual Explore The Outdoors Festival on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the beautiful waterfront location … Continue reading

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