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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 1, 2010
CONTACT: Amy Graham, (850) 245-2112 office, (850) 778-7258 cell
  Jessica Kemper Sims, (850) 245-3029, (850) 251-0834 (cell)

Florida State Parks Announces Round Two of 'Go Play Weekday'

~In celebration of the 75th anniversary, select park entrance fees reduced to 75¢ Monday through Thursday~

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Florida Park Service is kicking off the second in a series of Go Play Weekday promotions today. Monday through Thursday, throughout February and March, guests to seven selected state parks in northeast and central Florida will pay just 75¢ day-use admission for a car load of up to eight people.

"Go Play Weekday is a great opportunity for park goers to join the millions of visitors who have experienced the magnificence of Florida's white sandy beaches, vast open prairies, cultural sites and crystal clear springs," said DEP Deputy Secretary for Land and Recreation Bob Ballard. "Whether your students are out of school for the day, or you are simply looking for a daytime outing, Florida State Parks offer countless family friendly activities you can't beat for 75¢."

Go Play Weekday allows residents and visitors to explore featured parks without the crowds, and to celebrate Florida State Parks 75th Anniversary for a 'fun sized' price. The price is right for budget watchers, home schoolers and anyone ready for some outdoor recreation during a less busy time.

Northeast and central Florida are the second areas to be highlighted in the Go Play Weekday promotion, which kicked off in the Panhandle last month. The seven selected parks offer opportunities to learn about Florida's history and culture, camp, hike, paddle or ride with a friend along equestrian trails; and several featured parks offer camping and cabin rentals where guests can enjoy campfires and fireplaces.

Parks offering entrance for 75¢ beginning Monday, February 1, 2010, through Wednesday, March 31, 2010, include:

Fort Clinch as seen from a sallyport.

"Go Play Weekday is a great opportunity for park goers to join the millions of visitors who have experienced the magnificence of Florida's white sandy beaches, vast open prairies, cultural sites and crystal clear springs."

Bob Ballard
DEP Deputy Secretary for Land and Recreation

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Last updated: February 05, 2010

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