Tag: florida state parks

Staff ReportsNovember 23, 2018

Florida’s state parks are open 8 a.m.-sunset on Thursday, “offering an abundance of family-friendly activities in the beautiful outdoors,” the Florida Department of Environmental Protection said in a news release. “Holidays are the perfect time to visit state parks and trails,” Florida State Parks Director Eric Draper said. “Each year I look forward to taking advantage […]

Mitch PerryFebruary 12, 2016

With Florida’s acclaimed state park system running a deficit of about $20 million annually, Department of Environmental Protection head Jon Steverson has called for the consideration of expanding commercial activities in state parks, such as hunting, cattle grazing and timber harvesting. People outraged by that idea are holding rallies up and down the state Saturday to register […]


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