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November 2017
River Rhythms at Silver Springs

River Rhythms at Silver Springs

You’re invited for an evening full of music and entertainment featuring a live drum circle. From 4 p.m. to sundown, enjoy this musical experience, and bring your own percussion instruments for even more fun. Audience participation is encouraged, including singing and dancing. For your comfort, please bring a blanket or chair. Whether your participate or just watch, it’s a great time for everyone. Additional Information: Held the forth Friday of the month. River Rhythms is from 4 p.m. to sundown.…

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Pack Walk at Silver Springs

Pack Walk at Silver Springs

In partnership with the Marion County Animal Services, Silver Springs State Park presents an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a shelter dog. You’re invited to join volunteers and park staff as we walk a pack of well-behaved dogs through the park’s gardens and trails. This program gives the animals exercise and the chance to socialize with other dogs and other people. All of the dogs are available for long-term adoption but you can also “adopt” a…

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Ranger Program

Ranger Program

You’re invited to take part in a park ranger program. Topics vary with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment. The Ranger Program is held every Sunday. The program begins at 2 p.m. Enter through the Silver Springs State Park main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

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December 2017
Ranger Program

Ranger Program

You’re invited to take part in a park ranger program. Topics vary with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment. The Ranger Program is held every Sunday. The program begins at 2 p.m. Enter through the Silver Springs State Park main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

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Ocala Plein Air Painters

Ocala Plein Air Painters

You’re invited to watch canvases come to life as artists with Ocala Plein Air capture the beauty of Silver Springs State Park. Enter through main entrance to discover art created in real time of the beautiful Silver Springs State Park. The program runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Enter the park through the main park entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).    

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Silver Springs Garden Tour

Silver Springs Garden Tour

Join a park ranger for information about the gardens’ history, learn about the different seasonal flowers and blooms, as well as about pollinators like hummingbirds and butterflies. The tour passes through the following gardens: Courtyard Garden, Crossroads Garden, Camellia Garden, Fire & Water Garden, and the tour ends at the Wildflower Garden. After the tour, visitors are free to continue exploring the garden pathways and trails or walk back along the river. Additional Information: The Garden Tour is held the…

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Ranger Program

Ranger Program

You’re invited to take part in a park ranger program. Topics vary with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment. The Ranger Program is held every Sunday. The program begins at 2 p.m. Enter through the Silver Springs State Park main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

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Nature Hike With David

Nature Hike With David

Take a guided hike on the third Saturday of each month, September through May, and learn about the flora and fauna of North Central Florida. David Rakes is an experienced and knowledgeable naturalist with a broad understanding of the natural communities surrounding the Silver River. Each hike will start from a different location in the park and will focus on different plants. You may receive the opportunity to view wildlife such as Florida white-tailed deer, Sherman’s fox squirrel, Eastern gopher tortoises, and…

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Pickin’ in the Park

Pickin’ in the Park

Come enjoy local and visiting musicians perform acoustic music in a scenic area near the springs. You never know what you’ll discover from banjo, guitar and fiddle to and upright bass and accordion. You’re invited to bring your own instrument or just listen and enjoy. Additional Information: The Sunday program begins at 1 p.m. This event is free with paid park admission. Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Blvd. (SR 40)  

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Ranger Program

Ranger Program

You’re invited to take part in a park ranger program. Topics vary with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment. The Ranger Program is held every Sunday. The program begins at 2 p.m. Enter through the Silver Springs State Park main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

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River Rhythms at Silver Springs

River Rhythms at Silver Springs

You’re invited for an evening full of music and entertainment featuring a live drum circle. From 4 p.m. to sundown, enjoy this musical experience, and bring your own percussion instruments for even more fun. Audience participation is encouraged, including singing and dancing. For your comfort, please bring a blanket or chair. Whether your participate or just watch, it’s a great time for everyone. Additional Information: Held the forth Friday of the month. River Rhythms is from 4 p.m. to sundown.…

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Pack Walk at Silver Springs

Pack Walk at Silver Springs

In partnership with the Marion County Animal Services, Silver Springs State Park presents an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a shelter dog. You’re invited to join volunteers and park staff as we walk a pack of well-behaved dogs through the park’s gardens and trails. This program gives the animals exercise and the chance to socialize with other dogs and other people. All of the dogs are available for long-term adoption but you can also “adopt” a…

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