Thursday, January 23, 2020 / by Ashley Yates
Being a local of Ocala for over 25 years has certainly been a treat. As a child I toured the Silver Springs/Wild Waters attraction. Fast forward to the present Wild Waters is no longer open--nature has taken her grounds back and its almost as if a water park hadn't ever existed.
Silver Springs on the other hand is now a state park and is open to the pubic. For a small entry fee ($2 a person) you, your family, and your well mannered pup can retreat to this beautiful spring offering walking trails, kaiak launch, picnic areas, glass bottom boat rides and so much more.
Today I was reminded of the beauty in my own backyard and was humbled to be lucky enough to visit such a place right here in Ocala. The day was somewhat chilly and dotted with outdoor enthusiasts alike. A local, in front of the shops and educational rooms, can be seen playing his harmonica, children running on the beautiful grounds, and pet owners enjoying the walk of natural trails and bridges.
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Friday, August 30, 2019 / by Ashley Yates
The Fun Times
Fall 2019 - September, October, November
City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Upcoming Programs and Activities
Register for all programs at www.ocalafl.org/recpark. All programs are for all ages and are FREE unless otherwise noted.
AFTER DARK IN THE PARK MOVIE SERIES
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Popcorn, hotdogs, and drinks available for small fee.
TBA | Tuscawilla Park | 800 NE Sanchez Ave | Friday, Sept 13 at 8 p.m.
COCO | Citizens’ Circle | 160 E Fort King St | Friday, Sept 30 at 7:30 p.m.
HOCUS POCUS | Fort King National Historic Landmark | 3925 E Fort King St | Saturday, Oct 26 at 7 p.m.
FISH FRY & CLASSIC CARS FUNDRAISER
Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center | 830 NE Eighth Ave.
Friday, Oct. 11 | 5-7 p.m.
Enjoy a delicious fried fish meal complete with French fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and a drink for only $10/person. Live music, giveaways and an auction. Explore classic cars and check out the programs the cente ...