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Free Day in Florida's State Parks - July 17, 2011


Free entrance fee to all of Florida's state parks on Sunday, July 17, 2011 was announced by the Florida Park Service.

This is in honor of National Recreation and Parks Month.

In St. Augustine we have 3 great state parks: Fort Mose (pronounced Moh-Say), Anastasia State Park and Faver-Dykes. Fort Mose was the first free community of ex-slaves. If you enjoy a great day at the beach, you definitely want to visit the 1600 acres of Anastasia State Park with 4 miles of beautiful white beaches. If you enjoy canoeing, picnics, and walking nature trails, please head over to Faver-Dykes State Park and rent a canoe. These are 3 great state parks and Florida has 157 more from which to choose!

Florida's 160 state parks will host events throughout the state: Listing of state park events.   Go outside and enjoy, but you may wish to do this earlier in the day as there just might be afternoon showers.

Below is a map of parks in the area from St. Augustine to central Florida.

Maps of Parks in St. Augustine and Central Florida


Florida's 160 state parks will host events throughout the state: Listing of state park events


Barbara Jenness takes joy in assisting people in buying or selling their home or land in northeast Florida (St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra,  and Jacksonville). She is a community activist and leader serving as President of Friends of A1A 2008-2010, Past President of Scenic & Historic A1A in St. Johns County for over 10 years, and past vice-president of Vilano Beach Main Street (North Shores Improvement Association). She is a past president for WCR in St. Augustine and a member of South Ponte Vedra Civic Association, Porpoise Point, Serenata Beach Club, and Palencia. She founded and is a Past President of the St. Augustine Regional Council (StAR Council) to promote the St. Augustine area to individuals outside the region.

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Comment balloon 4 commentsBarbara Jenness • July 16 2011 09:19AM



I have camped at or visited many of these State Parks, and Florida has some fantastic parks. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 8 years ago

Hi Barbara, what a great post.  I love parks and free days are even better.  If I was in Florida I would sure take advantage of the free day.

Posted by Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066 (Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty) about 8 years ago

Steve & Liz---I am going to try to hit all 3 tomorrow!


Posted by Barbara Jenness, St. Augustine FL Real Estate (Barbara B. Jenness, P.A. - St. Augustine, FL) about 8 years ago

Barbara, what a great presentation - for one, I always take A1A when traveling as it really gives us a chance to stop and experience something different - it is very scenic and enjoyable ride.  Your area is definitely one of my favorite stops and lucky for me, I have friends there, so I do spend some time in St. Augustine.

Posted by Ellie Penaranda, Naples Florida Real Estate - Waterfront & Beach Co (239.776.5077 Downing-Frye Realty ) about 8 years ago