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Saturday, April 9th 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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Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Springtime Sunrise Canoe Tour

Runs through Saturday, April 9th, 2016 

Time & Place

6:15 AM - 9:30 AM EDT
Ichetucknee Springs State Park; 12087 SW U.S. Highway 27; Fort White, FL 32038

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Experience the Ichetucknee River on a spring morning! This special program is space-limited and is RSVP only. Participants do not need to bring canoes or kayaks, as all equipment will be provided. The tour will meet at the North Entrance, off Elim Church Road with launch time as close to 6:45 a.m. as possible. The tour will end at the Last Take-Out at the South End of the park. Transportation will be provided back to the North Entrance. Dress according. Flashlights recommended.

More Information

(386) 497-4690 | Map

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Ichetucknee Springs, Ichetucknee River


Alligator Lake Springs Festival

Runs through Saturday, April 9th, 2016 

Time & Place

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
Alligator Lake Park, 420 SE Alligator Glen Lake City, FL 32025 (Old Country Club Road--1.2 miles south of Baya Dr)

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Outdoors Enthusiasts:

On Saturday, April 9, Four Rivers Audubon will host an Alligator Lake Springs Festival in Lake City. The event will celebrate nature and the headwaters of the Ichetucknee River.

Free admission

Here are the particulars:

Date: Saturday April 9

Time: 10:00AM-3:00PM

Place: Alligator Lake Park, 420 SE Alligator Glen Lake City, FL 32025 (Old Country Club Road—1.2 miles south of Baya Dr)

  • Bird Walks *
  • Nature Walk

  • Photography Walk

  • Reptiloes

  • Local Vendors & Crafters

  • Plant Sales

  • Children’s Activities

  • Nature Organizations

  • Food & Music

* Bird walk begins at 8:00 a.m. Bring binoculars, some loaner binoculars available. RSVP for bird walk by calling (386) 466-2193.

More Information

Web | Map

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Ichetucknee Springs, Ichetucknee River


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