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Wednesday, March 30th 2016

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Monday, March 14th, 2016

Paradise Park Remembered - Photographs by Bruce Mozert and Others

Runs through Sunday, April 24th, 2016 

Time & Place

8:00 AM - Sunset EDT
Silver Springs State Park; 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard; Ocala, FL 34470

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Free with regular park admission.

Paradise Park was a segregated Florida attraction opened in 1949 by the owners of Silver Springs, the state’s oldest attraction, and operated by an African-American staff until 1969.

In conjunction with the Appleton Museum of Art's exhibit (, Silver Springs State Park will host a selection of photographs from Paradise Park in the Education Center. The Education Center is open every day from 8:00 a.m. until sundown.

Also in the Education Center, current Silver Springs and former Paradise Park boat captain David Faison will walk visitors down memory lane every Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. sharing stories from his 58 years of service and taking questions.

Additional Information:

To get to this exhibit at Silver Springs State Park, enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

Paradise Park Remembered was organized by the Appleton Museum of Art and Lu Vickers on behalf of the late Bruce Mozert, in partnership with Silver Springs State Park, Friends of Silver Springs and Marion County Black Archives. The exhibition at the Appleton Museum features approximately 100 photographs taken by Mozert, former Silver Springs staff photographer, as well as snapshots from private collections and Marion County Black Archives.

For more information about the main exhibit, or the Appleton Museum of Art, visit their website (

More Information

Craig Littauer | 352-236-7148, ext. 5 | Email | Web | Map

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Rainbow Springs & Silver Springs Joint Stakeholders Meeting

Runs through Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 

Time & Place

9:30AM EDT
Marion County Growth Services, Training and Meeting Room, 2710 East Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470

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The next joint meeting for the Silver and Rainbow Springs stakeholders will be held on March 30, 2016. This meeting will focus on the OSTDS/Wastewater Management Strategy which will be a joint effort between Rainbow and Silver Springs.

Draft Agenda:

- Welcome and Introductions

- Elements of the Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act

- Florida Department of Health Activity Update

- Silver Springs and Rainbow Springs Wastewater/OSTDS Management Strategy

- Public Comments and Questions

- Next Steps and Close Meeting

NOTE: If you cannot make the meeting and would like to have input on the items on the agenda, please email your comments to Mary Paulic at Presentations will be available after the meeting on the DEP FTP site at:

More Information

Mary Paulic | 850-245-8560 | Email | Web | Map

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Rainbow Springs, Rainbow River, Silver Springs


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