The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department’s educational series, Programs in the Parks, will continue this weekend with a fishing event for beginners at Tuscawilla Park.
On Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., park rangers will teach participants the basics of baiting and casting during this catch and release event at Tuscawilla Park, which is located at 800 NE Sanchez Avenue.
The weekly educational series is free to attend, and it will take participants through Tuscawilla Park, the Heritage Nature Conservancy (2005 NE 3rd Street), Scott Springs Park (2825 SW 24th Avenue), and the Fort King National Historic Landmark (3925 E Fort King Street) on tours of some of the various features.
The Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host additional weekly events in May:
- “Learn about Pollinators” on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the Fort King National Historic Landmark. Learn about the important role that pollinators play in the ecosystem.
- “Treemendous Parks” on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the Heritage Nature Conservancy. Learn about the different types of trees and how to identify them. Participants will also have the opportunity to help plant a tree.
- “Animal Tracks” on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the Fort King National Historic Landmark. Join the park rangers and follow different tracks to figure out the animals that they belong to. Participants will also make their own animal tracks with Play-Doh.
- “Florida Black Bears” on Saturday, May 27, from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at Scott Springs. Learn about the Florida Black Bear with the recreation and parks department’s Bear Mystery Box.
All programs are available to children and adults of all ages.
For more information, visit the Ocala Recreation and Parks Department website or call 352-368-5517.