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Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: Kids to Parks Day

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What: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: Kids to Parks Day
When: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on Kids to Parks Day for a Kid Safety Expo and a “Cache In, Trash Out” Adventure on May 19, 2018 from 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. Participants will be exploring the park by foot while looking for thirteen geocache locations.  At each location visited, event participants will learn more about the area of the park they are in and help maintain it by picking up trash as they go. 

Event is free with regular park admission.   

 The Kids Safety Expo and check in for the “Cache In, Trash Out” adventure will be at the amphitheater between 9am - 2pm and will have fun activities for kids to learn about being safe while outdoors. .  Participants will need a GPS or a smart phone capable with GPS, water, weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. 

Event attendees will also get to see all six of the educational signs, Cadette Girl Scout, Abigail Fleischmann, created as part of her Girl Scout Silver Award service project and gifted to the park last year.  Fleischmann is a Girl Scout from the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida Girl Scout Council and worked on this project for over sixty hours while her parents were resident volunteers at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park last year.  

For more information about volunteering or Scout Projects for the park contact the volunteer coordinator at (850) 622-2309.  For more information about Kids to Parks Day and the park, please call the Ranger Station at 850-267-8330 or visit:

Weekly/Monthly happenings...

Tai Chi Tuesday. Seated Tai Chi is 8:30a.m. – 9:15a.m. and StandingTai Chi is 9:30a.m. – 10:15a.m. Tai Chi is a group, recreational exercise program that helps you relax and de-stress while focusing on grace, balance and breathing through slow, calm and deliberate movements.

Topsail Talks is a new Educational Discovery Series where Topsail State Park invite presenters from outside the park to participate in.  Join in the fun on Friday, Jun 15th at 10am as you and your little ones learn everything you need to know about "Living Bear Wise".

The program is free with regular park admission.

Topsail Talks topics are:
Friday, March 30th: "Insects"  by the South Walton Mosquito Control District
Friday, April 20: "Coastal Species" by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Friday, May 4: "Shorebirds" by the Audubon Society
Friday, June 15: "Living Bear Wise." 

All Topsail Talk programs start at 10am in the clubhouse. 

For more information about the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, please visit: or email

To learn more about the park, please visit:

Park programs are made possible by Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Come out and explore one of the most beautiful state park preserves in South Walton, Florida.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, located on the west side of Scenic 30A in South Walton, offers a wide variety of natural resources including 3.2 miles of secluded, white sand beaches with majestic dunes over 25 feet tall. Three rare coastal dune lakes provide excellent freshwater fishing. Although boats are not allowed, fishing from the shoreline yields bass, bream, panfish, and catfish. Lakes, pristine beaches, old-growth long leaf pines, sand pine scrub, and a variety of wetlands offer a bird-watching and hiking paradise. Visitors may bike, walk, or enjoy a quick ride to the beach on our timely tram service to swim, fish, sunbathe, or beachcomb. Gregory E. Moore RV resort features a (non-heated) swimming pool and shuffleboard courts. Furnished bungalows are available for weekly stays. A camp store offers a variety of camping items, as well as snacks and drinks.

Florida State Parks are treasures waiting for your discovery!

Additional information, photos & video on South Walton area parks:
Parks Of South Walton & Northwest Florida

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