I am on email lists for a lot of different thing relating to outdoor stuff. I use parks in many systems and love getting the news and updates that come around pretty often.
I was happy to hear two days ago that the folks who make decisions for our parks system here in the Sunshine State are considering re-opening Florida Parks.
It’s not definite and there is no indication of what kind of timeline they’re thinking of if, indeed, they do decide to get things cranked up again.
As I may have mentioned here, my girlfriend and I had a reservation to camp back on the 6th and 7th of this month at one of our fave spots. That would be Wekiwa Springs State Park in Seminole County.
As fate would have it, those dates were about two weeks after all kinds of activities and facilities began to be closed down.
We were very disappointed, as you might imagine when the notification came that the State was closing the door, yet thought that it was probably the only way things could have gone.
We did receive a prompt refund for the reservation fee, but were still wishing that our trip could have gone off as planned.
I will try to reserve again if we do get the green light. That may not be easy to do as I’m thinking there will be a ton of pent-up demand. But I’m sure going to try.
If you’re also here in Florida and would like to read the notice and the potentially good news it contains, just follow this link.
I hope you get to have an outdoor adventure of two yourself. And sooner rather than later.
I’m headed back to our County and/or State Parks just as soon as I can. And you can bet that I’ll let you know about it once I’m released back into the wild!
“Bulldog Ben” Basile
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