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
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parks, 700,000 acres and 100 miles of beaches, visit soon and often to enjoy
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