National Kids to a Park Day Events

On Saturday, May 16, state parks across the country will celebrate National Kids to a Park Day. Kids to a Park Day events held at Florida State Parks this weekend are:

Oscar Scherer State Park: Children ages 12 years and older are invited to Oscar Scherer State Park in Osprey from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a fun, family-oriented Stand-Up Paddle Board Demonstration. Facilitated by a qualified instructor, the demonstration will host an assortment of paddle boards for every skill level. If your children are too young to attend the paddle board demonstration, bring them to the Nature Center at Oscar Scherer from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. for a Critter Crafts for Kids activity.

Fort Clinch State Park: From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach will partner with Fish Florida, the Friends of Fort Clinch, Inc. and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to conduct a Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children ages five to 15. The first 500 children to arrive will have the opportunity to take home their own rod and reel to continue their fishing practices, and a free hot dog lunch will be provided to every participant.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound will also be offering a Family Adventure Program from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., where families can participate in one of their many family-friendly activities. Contact the Kimbell Education Center at 561-745-5551 in advance to find out which activity they will be presenting on Kids to Parks Day.


For a complete list of events at Florida State Parks on Saturday, May 16, look here.

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