Tuscawilla Park

Associated Agency: 
City of Ocala

Tuscawilla Park is a public access park in Ocala and shares property with the neighboring City of Ocala facilities the Reilly Arts Center and the Discovery Center. Anglers can partake in shoreline and/or pier fishing in any of the three bodies of water located within the park, which inhabit many Florida native freshwater fish species. Paved walking trails to the fishing pier provide wheelchair and motorized chair access to the water as well.

Heritage Nature Conservancy

Associated Agency: 
City of Ocala

Heritage Nature Conservancy is the home of the City of Ocala's bat and owl program, where rangers frequently educate the public about our resident Barred Owls and Mexican free-tailed bat population. Heritage Nature Conservancy, locally referred to as HNC, contains one of the few bat houses located within the city limits of Ocala, and hosts an estimated population of over 10,000 Mexican free-tailed bats. Additional wildlife education programs offered at HNC include frog, lizard, and animal tracking.

Miami Lakes Optimist Park

Associated Agency: 
Miami Lakes, Town of

With 99 parks in Miami Lakes, there is a park within 10 minutes of walking distance from every resident. This allows every Town resident to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of the Town's lush and green nature landscaping. At Optimist Park, we have 1/4 mile lighted walking path, 4 baseball fields, one softball field, 2 soccer fields, 2 flag football fields, 4 outdoor basketball courts, 4 outdoor tennis courts, three picnic pavilions, and three batting cages with lighting.

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Foundation for Dreams

Dream Oaks Camp provides a program that gives children with special needs an opportunity to identify their incredible potential by teaching them life skills in a healthy, inclusive environment. While participating, children engage in adaptive activities, learn new skills and develop productive behaviors while having a blast. As the child attends Dream Oaks Camp, staff and parents collaborate to identify two individualized targets they want their child to work that fall within four domains: social interaction, activities of daily living, behavioral skills, health/hygiene.

Girl Scouts of Citrus - Mah-Kah-Wee Program Center

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Girl Scouts of Citrus

Following the Girl Scout tradition, the Girl Scouts of Citrus build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We are the leading organization for girls in Central Florida, and their growth is our goal! Our Mah-Kah-Wee Program Center is a 250-acre site in Chuluota, that was purchased in 1970. It's name, Mah-Kah-Wee meaning "Earth Maiden," was the result of a troop contest and was dedicated in 1971. At this beautiful outdoor oasis, Girl Scouts and families alike can engage in archery, swimming, paddle sports, camping, hiking and much more!

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

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The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum's mission is to discover, preserve, present, and keep alive the stories of our nation's oldest port as symbolized by our working St. Augustine Lighthouse. Since maritime traditions existed historically in St. Augustine and at the Lighthouse, we include marine based activities such as fishing and kayaking in our programming, which are great experiential learning methods that give links to the past.

TideChangers at River of Life Church

Associated Agency: 
Majesty Outdoors

Majesty Outdoors is a faith based non-profit committed to raising awareness and, through mentorship in the outdoors, offering a solution to the fatherless epidemic that is literally pronouncing a death sentence to an entire generation. TideChangers is what we call our satellite groups all across the country that serve as our clubs for mentoring to fatherless youth. TideChangers partners with passionate and committed individuals and organizations in local communities to educate, equip, empower, and encourage them in forming TideChanger Mentor Chapters.

Gobblers Lodge

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Gobblers Lodge is a 3D archery range where people of all ages can come to learn the sport, and even hone their bow hunting skills. The 2.5 acre 3D course is located on a 10-acre parcel and is wheelchair accessible/ADA compliant. Gobblers Lodge focuses on providing the community with free events as well as certified archery instruction to youth of local schools, churches, and at risk groups.

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