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Saturday, July 13, 2024

Reading with Rangers program returns to Ocala parks this week

Local park rangers will restart a popular reading program across different locations in Ocala this week, with the first stop coming at Fort King National Historic Landmark.

The Reading with Rangers & Friends program will kick off on Friday, June 7, at 10 a.m. at Fort King (3925 E. Fort King St.).

According to the city, the events are free and open to the public and provide an opportunity for families to “explore city parks while immersing themselves” in a book.

The weekly program will continue every Friday throughout the month of July at different locations in Ocala:

  1. Friday, June 7 – Fort King National Historic Landmark, 3925 E. Fort King St.
  2. Friday, June 14 – Lillian Bryant Park, 2200 NW 17th Place
  3. Friday, June 21 – Tom’s Park, 2300 NW Magnolia Ave.
  4. Friday, June 28 – Scott Springs Park, 2825 SW 24th Ave.
  5. Friday, July 5 – Heritage Nature Conservancy, 2005 NE Third St.
  6. Friday, July 12 – Tuscawilla Park, 800 NE Sanchez Ave
  7. Friday, July 19 – Fort King National Historic Landmark, 3925 E. Fort King St.
  8. Friday, July 26 – Citizens’ Circle, 151 SE Osceola Ave.

The events are free to attend and open to the public. Registration is not required, and all visitors are encouraged to pack a snack, blanket, or chair.