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Walton County closes Morrison Springs and Grady Brown Parks March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020 – Effective immediately and based upon updated monitoring info and a recommendation from Sheriff Michael Adkinson, Walton County has closed Morrison Springs and Grady Brown Parks to the general public. While the parks are closed, the boat ramps at each park will remain open along with all other parks north of the beach. For more information, call Louis E. Svehla, Walton County Public Information Manager at 850-892-8155....

Florida State Parks closed

March 23, 2020 – TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Department of Environmental Protection announces that at the direction of Governor DeSantis and to successfully uphold CDC guidance to maximize social distancing and avoid gatherings larger than 10 people, DEP will close all Florida State Parks to the public effective Monday, March 23. DEP has taken many measures to continue providing resource recreation at our State Parks during this time, such as limiting operating hours and reducing visitor capacity at parks with high visitation....

Walton area recreation closures, opens

As of March 19, 2020 many area recreation sites have been temporarily closed due to the outbreak of COVID-19. It is difficult to keep up with all the changes, however here are a few closed areas: WALTON COUNTY BCC CLOSES BEACHES TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC; SHERIFF’S OFFICE CHARGED WITH ENFORCEMENT. Walton parks beyond the beach remain open March 19, 2020 WALTON COUNTY, Fla— A vote early Thursday morning has closed beaches to the general public in Walton County. At their...

Walton County Sports Complex opens in South Walton

Phase 1 of new Walton County Sports Complex is now open. A ribbon cutting was held on Nov. 6, 2019 for 32+ acre multi-use park located at 240 MC Davis Blvd, Santa Rosa Beach. The facility is located behind the new Dune Lake Elementary School. The complex offers a number of amenities available to the public that improve the sports and recreational opportunities in the area. The park features: A lighted multi-use field complex that features 3 full-sized multi-use fields A...

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to host public meeting Aug. 22

DEP’s Florida Park Service is in the process of updating the unit management plan for Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Citizens are invited to attend a public meeting on Aug. 22 from 6-8 p.m. to learn more about the proposed plans for the state park and to provide their comments The meeting will be held at Northwest Florida State College, South Walton Campus, 109 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, FL. 32459. The meeting is an opportunity for the public to ...

Florida Caverns State Park now open following impacts of Hurricane Michael

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service has announced the reopening of Florida Caverns State Park following the impacts of Hurricane Michael. The park, which experienced significant damage from Hurricane Michael, is now open for limited day-use. The ranger station, visitor center and cave are open. Guided flashlight tours of the cave will be offered on a limited first-come, first-served basis. The Bluehole camping area, equestrian camping area and primitive camping areas remain closed at this time. “The reopening of Florida...