Gold Stars and Anniversaries

Jan 13

The MKR Historic State Park celebrates 50 years in July 2020.  This anniversary will be celebrated during MKR’s annual birthday party in August.

2020 also marks the w 85th Anniversary of the Florida Park Service. Florida state parks will host celebratory events all year.

Florida Park Service Director Eric Draper,  accepted an award that recognizes Florida State Parks as America’s best parks during a event in Baltimore, MD., last September. The Gold Medal, awarded by the National Recreation and Park Association and the National Association of State Park Directors, recognizes Florida’s investment in protecting natural and cultural resources. I am so proud of our staff and volunteers and grateful to public officials who provided financial and policy support.   This is the 4th time Florida Parks have received this award.