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City Kicks Off Summer Parks Program

Lake Elberta
Nick Evans

Tallahassee is encouraging local kids to explore the city’s parks in a series of four events this summer.  The series kicked off over the weekend at Lake Elberta Park.

Charla Lucas spends most of her time working at Cascades Park, but Saturday she was at Lake Elberta setting up two kids with colored pencils, cold water and a scavenger hunt.  It’s part of a national push called Every Kid in a Park.  Lucas says this summer city officials will be hosting events like this one at three other parks.

“All of them will feature a scavenger hunt of some kind,” Lucas says, “just some of the parks will have different questions or I guess missions on them.”

The next round will be held at Lafayette Heritage Park Trail July 18.  It’s followed by San Luis Mission Park on August 15, and A.J. Henry Park on September 19.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.