Friends of Paynes Prairie, Inc.

Events



Upcoming events

    • 25 April 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Paynes Prairie Visitor Center
    • 4


    This series is designed to release stress and tension after the work day and will include breathing exercises, follow the 26 basic Kripalu postures, and a guided relaxation.  All skill levels are welcome.  Please bring a mat, and a cushion or towel to use as a prop.


    6 classes, April 18th through May 23rd, will be held in the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center on Tuesday evenings from 7-8 pm.  Hot tea will be available following the class.


    Classes are free with park admission.

    Participation is limited due to limited space, so please reserve your spot by RSVPing on this event page.

    • 26 April 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • La Chua Trail, Paynes Prairie

     

    Be active while enjoying nature in your Florida State Parks.

    Join us for a walk of approximately 3 miles on the La Chua Trail.   

    Meet us in the La Chua Trail parking lot.

     

    We will walk at a pace that suits the group, or you're welcome to move at your own pace.  If you're not up for the full 3 miles, you can rest and wait on a bench along the way, then join up with us again on our return, or simply turn around whenever you're ready.  Join us and do what you can, and perhaps the next week you may be able to go a little further.  On a similar note, if you'd like to keep your heart rate up and move a little faster, you're welcome to go your own pace and we'll catch up to you at the overlook or when we return.  

     

    Check the weather and dress accordingly.  Bring a water bottle - there is a water fountain near the parking lot, but not anywhere else along the walk. 

     

    Please RSVP so that we can contact you if anything changes or the walk is cancelled for any reason

     

    Our intention is to offer Wellness Walks throughout the year, so if you're looking for a new routine to get out and be active, join us and we can help to keep you motivated!

     

     

    • 02 May 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Paynes Prairie Visitor Center
    • 10


    This series is designed to release stress and tension after the work day and will include breathing exercises, follow the 26 basic Kripalu postures, and a guided relaxation.  All skill levels are welcome.  Please bring a mat, and a cushion or towel to use as a prop.


    6 classes, April 18th through May 23rd, will be held in the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center on Tuesday evenings from 7-8 pm.  Hot tea will be available following the class.


    Classes are free with park admission.

    Participation is limited due to limited space, so please reserve your spot by RSVPing on this event page.

    • 03 May 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • La Chua Trail, Paynes Prairie

     

    Be active while enjoying nature in your Florida State Parks.

    Join us for a walk of approximately 3 miles on the La Chua Trail.   

    Meet us in the La Chua Trail parking lot.

     

    We will walk at a pace that suits the group, or you're welcome to move at your own pace.  If you're not up for the full 3 miles, you can rest and wait on a bench along the way, then join up with us again on our return, or simply turn around whenever you're ready.  Join us and do what you can, and perhaps the next week you may be able to go a little further.  On a similar note, if you'd like to keep your heart rate up and move a little faster, you're welcome to go your own pace and we'll catch up to you at the overlook or when we return.  

     

    Check the weather and dress accordingly.  Bring a water bottle - there is a water fountain near the parking lot, but not anywhere else along the walk. 

     

    Please RSVP so that we can contact you if anything changes or the walk is cancelled for any reason

     

    Our intention is to offer Wellness Walks throughout the year, so if you're looking for a new routine to get out and be active, join us and we can help to keep you motivated!

     

     

    • 09 May 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Paynes Prairie Visitor Center
    • 10


    This series is designed to release stress and tension after the work day and will include breathing exercises, follow the 26 basic Kripalu postures, and a guided relaxation.  All skill levels are welcome.  Please bring a mat, and a cushion or towel to use as a prop.


    6 classes, April 18th through May 23rd, will be held in the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center on Tuesday evenings from 7-8 pm.  Hot tea will be available following the class.


    Classes are free with park admission.

    Participation is limited due to limited space, so please reserve your spot by RSVPing on this event page.

    • 16 May 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Paynes Prairie Visitor Center
    • 10


    This series is designed to release stress and tension after the work day and will include breathing exercises, follow the 26 basic Kripalu postures, and a guided relaxation.  All skill levels are welcome.  Please bring a mat, and a cushion or towel to use as a prop.


    6 classes, April 18th through May 23rd, will be held in the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center on Tuesday evenings from 7-8 pm.  Hot tea will be available following the class.


    Classes are free with park admission.

    Participation is limited due to limited space, so please reserve your spot by RSVPing on this event page.

    • 23 May 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Paynes Prairie Visitor Center
    • 8


    This series is designed to release stress and tension after the work day and will include breathing exercises, follow the 26 basic Kripalu postures, and a guided relaxation.  All skill levels are welcome.  Please bring a mat, and a cushion or towel to use as a prop.


    6 classes, April 18th through May 23rd, will be held in the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center on Tuesday evenings from 7-8 pm.  Hot tea will be available following the class.


    Classes are free with park admission.

    Participation is limited due to limited space, so please reserve your spot by RSVPing on this event page.

    • 30 September 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01 October 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

    Hosted by the Freewheel Project, here are the details from their event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1304834472941166/

     

    Join the Freewheel Project, and Everything is Tourrible for a weekend celebration of bikes and parks. In honor of National Bike Your Park Day we will be leading an overnight bike trip to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. If you have ever thought about trying bike touring this trip is for you! If you are touring pro and want to meet other cyclists this trip is for you! If you are total loaner and just want to smash out a million miles we can accommodate! Our goal is get every one of the 50 campsites at Paynes Prairie filled up with a cyclist!


    We will be taking a scenic route down and back to the park. On the way there we'll taking the "long way" taking the Hawthorne Trail to 325 then through beautiful Micanopy for... a total of 22 miles. Map here: https://goo.gl/maps/ bTmcXBiBMCp

    On the way back we'll be taking a slightly shorter route going up 234 to connect back up to the Hawthorne trail for a total of 17 miles. Map here: https://goo.gl/maps/ Am97CZRj9Fm

    Also if any of these distances sound too long there is an option for the very direct but less nice route straight up 441 back in town if needed. Map here: https://goo.gl/maps/ BThxF2n18522

    You do not have to join in the group ride for this trip, but we will be leading no drop group rides to and from the park. We will be leaving Saturday morning from Freewheel at 10:00am. On Sunday we will be leaving the park at 12:00pm for the ride back and should be back in town by 3:00pm on Sunday

    If you are interested in coming please book your site today. Bookings can be made online here: http:// floridastateparks.reserveam erica.com/camping/ paynes-prairie-sp/r/ campgroundDetails.do?contra ctCode=FL&parkId=281092

    Sites are $26 after all the fees and can accommodate up to 2 tents. If you are plan on coming please make a reservation or coordinate about sharing a site with someone who has.

    More details will be coming but save the date and book your site! Still at the very early planning but we might even run some supply cars for folks who aren't able to carry gear on their bicycles.

    If you have any questions about your bicycle or camping gear please don't hesitate to ask.

     

     

Past events

23 April 2017 Earth Day Trash Clean-Up
19 April 2017 Walk for Wellness on La Chua
18 April 2017 Gentle Yoga at the Prairie
12 April 2017 Walk for Wellness on La Chua
08 April 2017 Florida Cracker Horses
05 April 2017 National Walking Day! Walk for Wellness
01 April 2017 Family Birding Series
29 March 2017 Walk for Wellness on La Chua
25 March 2017 Trail of Payne 10K
23 March 2017 Gentle Walk and Talk
15 March 2017 Walk for Wellness on La Chua
11 March 2017 Backpack with a Ranger
09 March 2017 Gentle Walk and Talk
08 March 2017 Walk for Wellness on La Chua
04 March 2017 Family Birding Series
01 March 2017 Walk for Wellness on La Chua
23 February 2017 Gentle Walk and Talk
22 February 2017 Walk for Wellness on La Chua
15 February 2017 Walk for Wellness on La Chua
11 February 2017 Backpack with a Ranger
09 February 2017 Gentle Walk and Talk
08 February 2017 Walk for Wellness on La Chua
04 February 2017 Stargazing: A Dark Sky Party at Paynes Prairie
04 February 2017 Family Birding Series
01 February 2017 Walk for Wellness on La Chua
26 January 2017 Gentle Walk and Talk
25 January 2017 Walk for Wellness on La Chua CANCELLED
24 January 2017 Evening Hike on La Chua Trail CANCELLED
21 January 2017 Rim Ramble Hike
18 January 2017 Walk for Wellness on GHT
12 January 2017 Gentle Walk and Talk
11 January 2017 Walk for Wellness on GHT
07 January 2017 Backpack with a Ranger
07 January 2017 Family Birding Series
03 January 2017 Walk for Wellness on GHT
01 January 2017 Caminata en Bolen Bluff
01 January 2017 First Day Hike on La Chua Trail
29 December 2016 Gentle Walk and Talk
28 December 2016 Walk for Wellness on La Chua
15 December 2016 Gentle Walk and Talk
14 December 2016 Walk for Wellness
07 December 2016 Walk for Wellness
03 December 2016 Backpack with a Ranger
03 December 2016 Family Birding Series
01 December 2016 Gentle Walk and Talk
30 November 2016 Walk for Wellness
26 November 2016 Introduction to AtlAtls
17 November 2016 Annual members meeting
10 November 2016 Film night LONGLEAF - HEART OF PINE
05 November 2016 Family Birding Series
01 October 2016 SportsAbility
24 September 2016 National Public Lands Day: Trash Cleanup at Paynes Prairie
01 June 2016 2016 Photo Contest
16 April 2016 David's Retirement Party
02 April 2016 Family Birding Series
27 March 2016 Chacala Trail Hike
19 March 2016 Rim Ramble Hike
12 March 2016 CANCELLED Stargazing: A Dark Sky Party at Paynes Prairie
05 March 2016 Backpack with a Ranger
05 March 2016 Family Birding Series
27 February 2016 Bolen Bluff History Hike
20 February 2016 Wildlife Walk on Bolen Bluff Trail
13 February 2016 Backpack with a Ranger
12 February 2016 Sunset Hike at La Chua
06 February 2016 Family Birding Series
31 January 2016 Introduction to AtlAtls
30 January 2016 Rim Ramble Hike
22 January 2016 CANCELLED - Evening Hayride at Paynes Prairie
16 January 2016 Wildlife Walk on Cones Dike Trail
09 January 2016 Backpack with a Ranger
02 January 2016 Family Birding Series
01 January 2016 First Day Hike
26 December 2015 Chacala Trail Hike
19 December 2015 Rim Ramble Hike
12 December 2015 Wildlife Walk on Cones Dike Trail
05 December 2015 Backpack with a Ranger
05 December 2015 Family Birding Series
28 November 2015 Rim Ramble Hike
22 November 2015 Early Tools and Weapons; Atlatl Demo
21 November 2015 Evening on the Prairie, with Hayrides
21 November 2015 Run with a Ranger
21 November 2015 Paynes Prairie 5K - CANCELLED
14 November 2015 Rim Ramble Hike
07 November 2015 Backpack with a Ranger
07 November 2015 Family Birding Series
03 October 2015 SportsAbility
26 September 2015 Community Volunteer Project: Exotic Weed Pull
22 April 2015 Earth Day Clean Up
09 April 2015 Board Meeting
04 April 2015 Family Birding Series: Bird Migration and Keeping a Checklist
21 March 2015 Fire Fest
21 March 2015 Rim Ramble Hike
19 March 2015 Gentle Walk and Talk
14 March 2015 Wildlife Walk on La Chua Trail
12 March 2015 Board Meeting
07 March 2015 Backpack with a Ranger
07 March 2015 Family Birding Series: Attracting Birds to your Backyard
06 March 2015 Sunset Hike on La Chua Trail
05 March 2015 Gentle Walk and Talk
21 February 2015 Rim Ramble Hike
19 February 2015 Gentle Walk and Talk
14 February 2015 Wildlife Walk on La Chua Trail
12 February 2015 Board Meeting
07 February 2015 Backpack with a Ranger
07 February 2015 Family Birding Series: How to Identify Birds and their Songs
05 February 2015 Gentle Walk and Talk
31 January 2015 Cast Iron Cooking
24 January 2015 Stargazing at Paynes Prairie
17 January 2015 Rim Ramble Hike
15 January 2015 Gentle Walk and Talk
10 January 2015 Wildlife Walk on La Chua Trail
03 January 2015 Backpack with a Ranger
03 January 2015 Family Birding Series: Cranes and Winter Birds on the Prairie
01 January 2015 First Day Hike / Gentle Walk
27 December 2014 Dutch Oven Cooking with Ranger Emory
21 December 2014 Paddle with a Ranger on Camp's Canal
20 December 2014 Rim Ramble Hike
18 December 2014 Gentle Walk and Talk
13 December 2014 12-13-14: A Day at the Prairie - Geocaching Event
13 December 2014 Wildlife Walk on La Chua Trail
06 December 2014 Backpack with a Ranger - CANCELLED
06 December 2014 Family Birding Series: Bird Habitat: Where and When to see Birds
05 December 2014 Sunset and Moonlight Walk
04 December 2014 Gentle Walk and Talk
30 November 2014 Guided Nature Hike on Bolen Bluff
29 November 2014 Early Tools of the Prairie, including Atl Atl Demonstration
22 November 2014 Guided Hike on Bolen Bluff
22 November 2014 Paynes Prairie 5K
20 November 2014 Annual members meeting
20 November 2014 Gentle Walk and Talk
15 November 2014 Rim Ramble Hike
08 November 2014 Community Volunteer Project: Exotic Plant Pull with Project A.N.T.
08 November 2014 Wildlife Walk on La Chua Trail
07 November 2014 Sweetwater Community Cleanup
06 November 2014 Sunset and Moonlight Hike on La Chua
06 November 2014 Gentle Walk and Talk
01 November 2014 Backpack with a Ranger
01 November 2014 Family Birding Series: Introduction to Birding
25 October 2014 Quite the Show Opening Reception
04 October 2014 SportsAbility
27 September 2014 Community Volunteer Project: Exotic Plant Pull with Project A.N.T.
20 September 2014 Story Time at the Prairie
11 September 2014 Board Meeting
08 September 2014 Literacy Day at the Park
12 July 2014 George Jackson Dedication
10 July 2014 Board Meeting
13 June 2014 Evening Bird Walk
12 June 2014 Board Meeting
01 June 2014 Early Bird Walk
08 May 2014 Board Meeting
07 May 2014 Sheetflow Restoration Update
27 April 2014 Fire Walk
26 April 2014 Cease the Invasion! Exotic Weed Pull with Project A.N.T.
24 April 2014 Ranger Program: Gentle Walk and Talk
16 April 2014 Moonlight Hayride
10 April 2014 Board Meeting
10 April 2014 Ranger Program: Gentle Walk and Talk
05 April 2014 Family Birding Series: Bird Migration and Checklists
29 March 2014 Fire Fest! has been CANCELLED
27 March 2014 Ranger Program: Gentle Walk and Talk
15 March 2014 Rim Ramble Hike
13 March 2014 Board Meeting
13 March 2014 Ranger Program: Gentle Walk and Talk
13 March 2014 2014 Photo Contest
08 March 2014 Ranger Program: Wildlife Walk on La Chua
02 March 2014 Howard's Retirement Party
01 March 2014 Family Birding Series: Attracting Birds to Your Backyard
27 February 2014 Ranger Program: Gentle Walk and Talk
22 February 2014 Wildlife Walk with Ranger Howard
15 February 2014 Rim Ramble Hike
14 February 2014 Cancelled - Seedling Planting
13 February 2014 Board Meeting
13 February 2014 Cancelled - Seedling Planting
13 February 2014 Ranger Program: Gentle Walk and Talk
08 February 2014 Ranger Program: Wildlife Walk on La Chua
01 February 2014 Stargazing at Paynes Prairie
01 February 2014 Family Birding Series: Identifying Birds and their Songs
23 January 2014 Ranger Program: Gentle Walk and Talk
18 January 2014 Rim Ramble Hike
11 January 2014 Ranger Program: Wildlife Walk on La Chua
09 January 2014 Ranger Program: Gentle Walk and Talk - Cancelled
04 January 2014 Family Birding Series: Cranes and Winter Birds on the Prairie
01 January 2014 America's State Parks First Day Hikes: Gentle Walk on La Chua Trail
28 December 2013 Ranger Program: Dutch Oven Cooking
26 December 2013 Ranger Program: Gentle Walk and Talk
18 December 2013 Moonlight Hike on La Chua Trail
13 December 2013 Help Plant Pine and Wiregrass Seedlings!
12 December 2013 Ranger Program: Gentle Walk and Talk
09 December 2013 Help Plant Pine and Wiregrass Seedlings!
07 December 2013 Family Birding Series: Bird Habitat
06 December 2013 Help Plant Pine and Wiregrass Seedlings!
06 December 2013 Harold Nugent Dedication at Paynes Prairie
30 November 2013 The Tranquil Violence of Raptors: Birds of Prey
30 November 2013 Ranger Program: Survival Skills
28 November 2013 CANCELLED - Ranger Program: Gentle Walk and Talk - CANCELLED
23 November 2013 Ranger Program: Birding Walk and Talk
17 November 2013 Ranger Program: Moonlight Hike on Bolen Bluff Trail
14 November 2013 Friends of Paynes Prairie Annual Meeting
14 November 2013 Ranger Program: Gentle Walk and Talk
02 November 2013 Family Birding
19 October 2013 Paynes Prairie 5K
18 October 2013 Moonlight Hike on La Chua Trail
28 September 2013 National Public Lands Day
20 September 2013 MOONLIGHT HIKE ON LA CHUA TRAIL
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