Florida State Parks

New Concept Proposals For Debbie Lightsey Park

Jun 17, 2016
Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency

A conceptual design for the proposed Debbie Lightsey Nature Park is now under review by the Blueprint 2000 Intergovernmental Agency.

A Florida postcard from the 1930s or 1940s.
Boston Public Library Collection

Tuesday is Veterans Day, and to celebrate, Florida state parks are waiving admission fees for everyone. 

Across Florida, state offices will be closing their doors in honor of Veterans Day, but the state’s parks will be opening their gates.  Florida Park Service Director Donald Forgione says the parks will be waiving admission fees, and he encourages residents to observe the holiday at the favorite local park.

Florida State Parks

Florida’s public land management officials are expected to vote Friday morning on whether to approve a proposal that could lead to the expansion of military training exercises in state forests. But, some wonder what that could mean for the wildlife and recreational activities.

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Unlike their national counterparts, Florida State Parks are staying open even though Congress failed to pass a budget Monday. But, that doesn’t mean state parks will be immune to the squeeze of a federal government shutdown.