Start your day with a hot cup of coffee and talk with a Park Ranger. Bring your own cup and a chair if you’d like. Get ideas or ask questions about the various trails and activities you can experience at the park. Start making plans for a fun-filled weekend! Let us know how you heard about Paynes Prairie, and what has been your favorite part about visiting.
Hey Friends...plan on heading down to beautiful Micanopy, Florida on the Friday after Thanksgiving! Blackbird Farm and Studio will be hosting its Fall Gallery Show including the works of 15 artists. The theme is TREES and 10% of the sale proceeds will be donated to Friends of Paynes Prairie. Thanks to our friends Christine Wedmore Black and Bill Black for supporting Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park.
Alachua Audubon Society partners with Paynes Prairie State Park to offer family walks at La Chua Trail on the first Saturday of the month. Interested families may register at the Friends of Paynes Prairie website atwww.prairiefriends.orgunder Upcoming Events. We will walk at a leisurely pace for about 2 hours from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
A family is not required to join us - anyone is welcome! Bring a child, a grandchild, a neighbor, or just yourself and take a walk on the La Chua Trail. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Loaner binoculars are available during the walk but supplies are limited.
Meet at the La Chua Trail parking lot at 4801 Camp Ranch Road, Gainesville. Walks are free but park admission at La Chua Trail is $4.00 per vehicle (cash only) or free with a Florida State Parks Annual Pass. This walk is suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. Contact Emily Schwartz at 352-372-0754 if you have questions.
Help remove an exotic invasive plant by hand from the edge of the Paynes Prairie Basin. Light refreshments provided to volunteers. Plan to wear close toed shoes, pants, and a long sleeved shirt. Water will be available on site, but please bring a reusable water bottle.
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Friends of Paynes Prairie100 Savannah BoulevardMicanopy, FL 32667