TALLAHASSEE - In honor of Father’s Day, the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Florida Park Service will offer 50 percent off
day-use admission for any group that visits a state park with their Father on
Sunday, June 19, 2011.
“We are pleased to offer this special discount for state park visitors who
take the time to honor their fathers this weekend,” said DEP’s Florida Park
Service Director Donald Forgione. “If he is an outdoors person, history buff or
would just enjoy some relaxation, a state park is the perfect place for a
memorable Father’s Day.”
Florida’s state parks can offer Dad a rugged hiking or biking trail,
plentiful fishing spots in fresh or salt water, a historic museum paying tribute
to times gone by and shady spots or sunny beaches to throw the ball around. No
matter what delights Dad the most, there is a wealth of opportunities for
families to entertain and honor him during Father’s Day.
Give Dad 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. For the Dad that may need a break
every now and then, the individual pass is just $60 for a year’s worth of
hassle-free state park fun.
This discount is valid during regular park hours on Sunday, June 19, 2011
only and excludes Skyway Fishing Pier State Park.
About Florida State Parks
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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
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