Tag: state parks
Police stage at a security fence ahead of a rally near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The rally was planned by allies of former President Donald Trump and aimed at supporting the so-called "political prisoners" of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Image via AP.

Staff ReportsJuly 4, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott has proclaimed July as “Recreation and Parks Month” in Florida, the Florida Park Service announced this week. “People from across the world come to Florida to enjoy our state’s natural beauty,” Scott said in a statement. “I encourage all Floridians and visitors to take advantage of our 175 state parks. “Our state […]

Staff ReportsSeptember 12, 2017

The Florida Park Service on Tuesday announced that 20 state parks in the Panhandle and Big Bend have reopened after Hurricane Irma. But another 147 state parks remain closed because of inclement weather, the park service said. The following state parks have reopened for day use only: — Bald Point State Park (Franklin County) — […]

Staff ReportsAugust 7, 2017

A case management conference has been set for Wednesday on criminal charges against Lisa Edgar, a former Public Service Commissioner and state parks director, who was arrested in Tallahassee after an alleged drunk-driving hit and run. In June, State Attorney Jack Campbell’s office filed an information, or formal criminal charges, against Edgar for the April 15 incident. Campbell […]

Staff ReportsSeptember 1, 2016

According to the Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service, the following state park campgrounds have been closed as of Thursday in preparation for what is now Tropical Storm Hermine: Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park, Eastpoint (Franklin County) Falling Waters State Park, Chipley (Washington County) Fanning Springs State Park, Fanning Springs (Levy County) Fort […]


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