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  1. #1
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    53 Florida State Parks are on chopping block!

    January 30, 2011
    State eyes closing First Coast parks to slash budget
    Park closures estimated to save Florida $6.5 million.


    Seven First Coast parks were included in a list of 53 the Department of Environmental Protection presented to state lawmakers last week as potential closure targets.


    ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK

    Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park, Haines City
    Atlantic Ridge Preserve State Park, Stuart
    Big Shoals State Park, White Springs
    Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park, Flagler Beach
    Camp Helen State Park, Panama City Beach
    Cedar Key State Museum State Park, Cedar Key
    Colt Creek State Park, Lakeland
    Constitution Convention Museum State Park, Port St. Joe
    Crystal River Archaeological State Park, Crystal River
    Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, Bushnell
    Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park, Key Largo
    Deer Lake State Park, Santa Rosa Beach
    Devilís Millhopper Geological State Park, Gainesville
    Don Pedro Island State Park, Boca Granda
    Dudley Farm Historic State Park, Newberry
    Dunnís Creek State Park, Pomona
    Estero Bay Preserve State Park, Estero
    Fort Cooper State Park, Inverness
    Fort George Island Cultural State Park, Jacksonville
    Fort Mose Historic State Park, St. Augustine
    John Gorrie Museum State Park, Apalachicola
    Judah P. Benjamin Confederate Memorial at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park, Ellentn
    Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park, Tallahassee
    Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park, Sebring
    Lake Talquin State Park, Tallahassee
    Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park, Tallahassee
    Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, Islamorada
    Madison Blue Spring State Park, Lee
    Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, Cross Creek
    Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park, Woodville
    Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, Olustee
    Orman House Historic State Park, Apalachicola
    Paynes Creek Historic State Park, Bowling Green
    Peacock Springs State Park, Luraville
    Perdido Key State Park, Pensacola
    Ponce de Leon Springs State Park, Ponce de Leon
    Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park, Jacksonville
    Rock Springs Run State Reserve, Sorrento
    San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park, Alachua
    San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park, St. Marks
    Savannas Preserve State Park, Jensen Beach
    St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park, Stuart
    St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Fellsmere
    Suwannee River Wilderness Trail/Nature and Heritage Tourism Center, White Springs
    Terra Ceia Preserve State Park, Palmetto
    The Barnacle Historic State Park, Coconut Grove
    Troy Spring State Park, Branford
    Wacasassa Bay Preserve State Park, Cedar Key
    Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, Palm Coast
    Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park, Port Richey
    Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, Islamorada
    Ybor City Museum State Park, Tampa
    Yellow River Marsh Preserve State Park, Holt

    As of now there is no confirmation whether or not the plan will be set into motion. However, this issue could be heating up as the legislature prepares for session in early March.

    One ideas is to only open the 53 listed state parks for the weekends, or even selling the land to put it back on county tax rolls, but park visitors are hoping-somehow these parks will survive the cut.
    Perhaps some like Bulow's Plantation, Dade's Battlefield, Fort Cooper, Fort Mose, Olustee Battlefield and Natural Bridge Battlefield would become County Parks and then detectorists could once again have access like we did in the early 1970's. :
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  2. #2
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    Schenectady New York
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    Re: 53 Florida State Parks are on chopping block!

    Same thing happened here in NYS last year.

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    Rhode Island
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    Re: 53 Florida State Parks are on chopping block!

    There is no cure



    Blaze....
    History hunting,once you get hooked to this lifestyle,that lure of treasure......Its an adrenaline rush just talking about it..

  4. #4
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    Dec 2003
    S.W. Schuylkill County
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    Re: 53 Florida State Parks are on chopping block!

    Close ?
    to what ?

    Trespass or ?

    cutting access won't save money.

    Cutting Security type Jobs will.

    No need for Rangers, Office people, etc.
    Sell off their Vehicles. etc.

    Would be a real shame if we could treat state parks
    like Public places that belong to the people,
    and do what we want
    in them & not bother to ask huh

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    Re: 53 Florida State Parks are on chopping block!

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa
    Close ?
    to what ?

    Trespass or ?

    cutting access won't save money.

    Cutting Security type Jobs will.

    No need for Rangers, Office people, etc.
    Sell off their Vehicles. etc.

    Would be a real shame if we could treat state parks
    like Public places that belong to the people,
    and do what we want
    in them & not bother to ask huh

    I hear ya..There is so many rules,you cant even enjoy the public places...
    What they are going to do is make them condos or shopping plazas for the tax money/greed..
    tax,tax and more taxes...


    Blaze..
    History hunting,once you get hooked to this lifestyle,that lure of treasure......Its an adrenaline rush just talking about it..

  6. #6
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    too many hobbies...

    Jul 2009
    Battle Creek, Mi
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    Re: 53 Florida State Parks are on chopping block!

    As long as they don't try and sell them to some land developer like one county did here n MI, county needed money, so they sold a prime piece of real estate (county park) on Lake Michigan to a developer with the understanding that he would keep some access open to the public.....
    As long as they do not sell it to make the state or local jurisdiction money, at least there is hope for them to reopen one day...

  7. #7
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    Sep 2010
    Groveland, CA
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    Re: 53 Florida State Parks are on chopping block!

    Sounds like the first salvo. If they say they will close them then say they can keep them open if they raise rates people are less inclined to protest. California has the same problem. They will do a survey and see which ones make money and which ones don't and make adjustments from there.

    btw- if the park land was donated with the specific intent of a park it probably can't be sold.

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    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
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    Re: 53 Florida State Parks are on chopping block!

    I can see it now --the Olustee battlefeild historic condo development area *--baker county is one of the poorer county's in florida --the main employer is the jail system * -- rather than run the park if given it --most likely its headed for the fiscal chopping block in one form or another -- sold to developers of some sort. --sadly even if turned over to baker county and run by them , I very strongly doubt that we will ever get to detect it again - because once a site gets the "historic site" tag --it might get built over top of by condo's (thus in archies eyes --sealing away the past for "future" archies to find -ya right) but damned if they will let you -- "mr / mrs joe public" detect there.

  9. #9
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    Feb 2008
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    Re: 53 Florida State Parks are on chopping block!

    Just like everything else here in the U.S. Some foriegn country will buy it and OWN it and ALSO post "NO TRESPASSING" signs all over the place!
    If I was President; I would take away welfare! I wouldn't make any bargains with foreign countries! I wouldn't take #@*& from any country! I would close the borders! I would get rid of taxes! I would make EVERYONE own at least 5 guns! I would ENFORCE Finders Keepers Law !!!!!!!!

  10. #10
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    Apr 2012
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    so glad little river is not on the list.they closed 5 hole springs and posted a paper saying it was because of grafitti.there is none there but there is a ton of it at the boat ramp down the road and they didnt close it down.i was very dissapointed because i had been camping nearby and my mom wanted to see the sandbar, spring and sinkholes.guess i will just have to show her pictures now.....

 

 

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