WHAT'S BOOMING AT FOUNDERS PARK? NEW PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS 55+!

NEW Programs for Adults 55+

WHAT’S BOOMING AT FOUNDERS PARK?

Islamorada Parks and Recreation staff conducted surveys last summer to gather ideas for new park programming for adults over 55. They’ve created a lineup of new programs that include recreation, fitness, nature, education, and social programs.

The first of the new programs – Nature Walks and Bird ID Classes begin in November.

Nature Walks will be held twice a month on Thursdays from 9:30am-11am. Nature Walk participants can increase their knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Florida Keys and Everglades National Parks and learn about responsible stewardship of our natural resources during walks with Florida Keys Naturalist Susan Kolterman. Class Locations will include the Green Turtle Hammock Preserve, Anne’s Beach, Plantation Tropical Preserve Plantation Hammock Preserve.

Bird ID Class participants will enjoy a leisurely walk in the Park with Peter Frezza, Islamorada's Environmental Resources Manager, and Bob Showler, Retired Ranger-Naturalist with Everglades National Park. Class will begin with a short introduction on birds of the Islamorada area, followed by identification and discussing traits and habits of the birds that are observed. Binoculars and a bird field guide (if you have one) are recommended.

Contact the Park Office at 305-853-1685 for the full schedule and to register.
Each program is $5.00 per class.
Class size is limited, reserve your spot today!

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Events, programs and meetings are open to the public. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, all persons who are disabled and who need special accommodations to participate in an event, program or meeting because of that disability should contact the ADA Coordinator at ADA@islamorada.fl.us or 305-664-6448 at least 48 hours before the scheduled event or meeting.