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Timucuan Parks Foundation Presents “Celebrate & Explore Our Parks” at the Beaches Museum Boardwalk Talk

May 14, 2021

The first talk in TPF’s speaker series is May 20 featuring Felicia Boyd, Program and Outreach Director for TPF Timucuan Parks Foundation will be kicking off the speaker series for its “Celebrate & Explore Our Wilderness Parks” Exhibition at the Beaches Museum on Thursday, May 20. TPF Program and Outreach Director Felicia Boyd will be leading the talk that will … Read more

Timucuan Parks Foundation’s “Celebrate & Explore Our Parks” Exhibition opens this weekend at the Beaches Museum

April 9, 2021

Timucuan Parks Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition “Celebrate & Explore Our Wilderness Parks” will open this weekend during the Beaches Museum’s Annual Springing the Blooms Festival. The exhibition will be unveiled on Saturday, April 10 in the Dickinson Gallery. The exhibition showcases Northeast Florida’s parks and preserves through paintings, photographs and video drone footage from local artists. It also provides information … Read more

Timucuan Parks Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition “Celebrate & Explore Our Parks” will soon be on the move

March 29, 2021

The exhibition will be moving from the Fernandina Beach Branch Library to the Beaches Museum Timucuan Parks Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition will soon be moving from the Fernandina Beach Branch Library to the Beaches Museum in Jacksonville Beach. The exhibition’s final day in Fernandina Beach will be March 30 and plans are to open the “Celebrate & Explore Our Wilderness … Read more

Women’s History Month – A Closer Look at Kathryn Abbey Hanna

March 26, 2021

For Women’s History Month, we take a closer look at one woman whose name you have probably heard but you may not know much about the woman herself. We are talking about Kathryn Abbey Hanna, an esteemed Florida scholar whose namesake Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park has become one of our community’s premier beach and nature parks. Winthrop Bancroft, a Jacksonville … Read more

Timucuan Parks Foundation to host St. Johns River Cleanups at Three Parks

March 16, 2021

Volunteer projects will be held on Saturday, March 20 On the first day of spring, Timucuan Parks Foundation will be leading volunteer events for the St. Johns River Celebration 26th Annual Cleanup at three sites. The annual event, hosted and coordinated by the City of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful, will be held Saturday, March 20 throughout the city with … Read more

Celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day

March 8, 2021

As we celebrate Women’s History Month this month, we want to give you a closer look at amazing women on the First Coast who made an impact on our natural environments and historic places. The first woman is MaVynee Betsch, known by all as the Beach Lady. Betsch was a champion for the preservation of American Beach. She named the … Read more

Timucuan Parks Foundation’s Student Self-Guided Cleanup Program Ending Soon

March 5, 2021

Students can still earn community service hours through March 14 by collecting litter at a park Timucuan Parks Foundation (TPF) would like to remind any students interested in earning community service hours that they have until March 14 to complete their self-guided volunteer cleanup at a local park. TPF has been offering students a chance to earn two hours of … Read more

Join our park partners for the virtual Kingsley Heritage Celebration with a very special presentation

February 26, 2021

Timucuan Parks Foundation encourages you to log on for the Kingsley Heritage Celebration to celebrate African heritage and remember the enslaved that lived at Kingsley Plantation located within Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve (TIMU). The second part of the virtual event gets underway tomorrow, Saturday, February 27, at 10 a.m. and this year, the National Park Service has partnered with … Read more

New Park Highlights Jacksonville’s Gullah Geechee History

February 25, 2021

Jacksonville’s rich African-American history now includes the recently established Freedom Park to commemorate Cosmo, the historic Gullah Geechee community in East Arlington. Located about a mile and a half from our national park partner at Fort Caroline National Memorial, the park’s home is the triangle at the junction of Fort Caroline and McCormick roads across from the Monument Station post … Read more

Groundwork Jacksonville Green Team Youth Corps to debut project during the Kingsley Heritage Celebration

February 17, 2021

National Park Service and nonprofits Groundwork Jacksonville, Timucuan Parks Foundation and Jacksonville Arts and Music School partnered on the project The Groundwork Jacksonville Green Team Youth Corps will be debuting their animation project titled “The 400 Project – Honoring the Enslaved Voices of Kingsley Plantation” at the annual Kingsley Heritage Celebration. The virtual event will be held on Saturday, Feb. … Read more