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Celebrate Mother's Day with Florida State Parks

~Half off admission to honor moms-

TALLAHASSEE - In honor of Mother’s Day, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Florida State Parks will offer 50 percent off day-use admission for any group that visits a state park with their mother on Sunday, May 8, 2011.

“We are pleased to offer this special discount for state park visitors who take the time to honor their mothers this weekend,” said DEP’s Florida State Parks Director Donald Forgione. “If she is an outdoors person, history buff or would just enjoy some relaxation, a state park is the perfect place for a memorable Mother’s Day.”

Florida’s state parks can offer mom a stroll through ornamental gardens, space to bask in the sun on sandy white beaches, a shaded trail to spot wildlife and native plants or a quiet picnic bench to curl up with her favorite book. Whatever mom’s fancy, there is a wealth of opportunities for families to pamper and treat her for Mother’s Day.

This year, give mom the gift that keeps giving with a Florida State Parks Annual Entrance Pass. The family pass is good for up to eight individuals at almost any state park for an entire year at only $120. If mom prefers to enjoy her favorite state park alone, the individual pass is just $60 for a year’s worth of hassle-free state park fun.

Half off admission is valid for up to eight people in one car during regular park hours on Sunday, May 8, 2011 only and excludes Skyway Fishing Pier State Park.

About Florida State Parks
Explore Florida’s abundance of wildlife, natural communities and cultural heritage at our award-winning state parks. For more than 75 years, Florida State Parks have inspired residents and visitors with recreation opportunities and scenic beauty that helps to strengthen families, educate children, expand local economies and foster community pride. With 160 parks, 700,000 acres and 100 miles of beaches, visit soon and often to enjoy Florida’s natural treasures. For more information about Florida’s state parks, visit www.FloridaStateParks.org.

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woman and child hiking at Silver River State Park

"We are pleased to offer this special discount for state park visitors who take the time to honor their mothers this weekend."

Donald Forgione
Florida State Parks Director



Last updated: May 17, 2011

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