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For National Take a Hike Day, Try a Short or Long Hike at 7 Creeks

November 17, 2022

Today is National Take a Hike Day – a day designed to celebrate the beauty of a nature walk. We know it’s a Thursday and most of you have work and with the early sunset, a hike on National Take a Hike Day might not be a possibility for you. If that is the case, just celebrate on another day. … Read more

For Florida Paddlesports Month, Here’s How to Access the 7 Creeks

November 4, 2022

November is Florida Paddlesports Month, a perfect time to ask yourself: “Are there really seven creeks in 7 Creeks Recreation Area?” Yes, there are! 7 Creeks Recreation Area is a connection of parks and preserves on Jacksonville’s north side and you can use various launch points to access Bogey Creek, Clapboard Creek, Cedar Point Creek, Edwards Creek, Fitzpatrick Creek, Horseshoe … Read more

Timucuan Parks Foundation and the National Park Service to host National Trails Day Hike

June 1, 2022

Timucuan Parks Foundation and the National Park Service are hosting a Hike into History at Cedar Point to celebrate the 30th annual National Trails Day on Saturday, June 4. The hike will begin at 8 a.m. at the Horseshoe Creek Trailhead at 9023 Cedar Point Rd. and will last until approximately 11:30 a.m. Throughout the hike, a park ranger will … Read more

Timucuan Parks Foundation hosted Foundation Academy Students at Castaway Island Preserve

May 13, 2022

Timucuan Parks Foundation (TPF) hosted students from the Foundation Academy for a community project at Castaway Island Preserve. Twenty-two students and their teachers recently joined TPF and its volunteers for a day of planting pollinator plants and herbs at the wilderness preserve. It was part of a community partnership between the school, TPF, the City of Jacksonville’s Parks, Recreation and … Read more

The inaugural 7 Creeks Fest draws a crowd to celebrate and explore the wilderness parks

April 4, 2022

The inaugural 7 Creeks Fest, an event designed to celebrate and explore the 7 Creeks Recreation Area, took place on Saturday, April 2, and was a great success. A crowd of approximately 1,000 people came to the parks to enjoy the event organized by 7 Creeks Recreation Area partners including the Timucuan Parks Foundation, the City of Jacksonville, Talbot Island … Read more

Timucuan Parks Foundation and JaxParks Host Workday at Reddie Point Preserve on Aug. 4

July 26, 2021

Volunteers will have a chance to win a child-size life vest or a Hydroflask Timucuan Parks Foundation and JaxParks will be hosting a park workday at Reddie Point Preserve on Wednesday, August 4. Volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at the picnic pavilion at the preserve at 4499 Yachtsman Way in Arlington. Volunteers will be cleaning up throughout the park … Read more

Timucuan Parks Foundation Presents Photographers Will Dickey and Tom Schifanella at its Exhibition at the Beaches Museum

July 9, 2021

Timucuan Parks Foundation and the Beaches Museum will host its Boardwalk Talk at TPF’s “Celebrate & Explore Our Wilderness Parks” exhibition on Thursday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m. Photographers Will Dickey and Tom Schifanella present “Land and Air: The Nature Photography of Will Dickey and Tom Schifanella.” Dickey’s still images and Schifanella’s drone footage are featured in the exhibition. The … Read more

Timucuan Parks Foundation and JaxParks Host Volunteer Opportunities on July 5 and 7

June 30, 2021

The July 5 event is at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park and the July 7 event is along the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail Timucuan Parks Foundation and JaxParks are hosting two summer volunteer opportunities next week. On Monday, July 5 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., volunteers are asked to join to help clean up the beaches at Kathryn Abby Hanna Park … Read more

Celebrate National Trails Day by Exploring Wilderness Trails Around the City

June 3, 2021

Saturday, June 5 is National Trails Day—a day to recognize and celebrate all the benefits our local, state and national parks provide. You are lucky to live in an area with over 100 miles of trails in our many “wilderness” parks and preserves. Not sure where to go? We have some suggestions for you from all around town. On the … Read more

We Appreciate our Volunteer Groups for Making a Big Impact!

May 25, 2021

Timucuan Parks Foundation has some of the best volunteers in town who help keep the parks and preserves looking their best, and we are shining a spotlight on volunteer groups who go above and beyond for the parks like students on self-guided cleanups, the Green State Environmental Club, and TPF’s Trail Team! Students on Self-Guided Cleanups When COVID-19 hit last … Read more