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Parks & Trails staff to host educational walk through native landscaping at North Lake Community Park

RELEASE DATE: February 10, 2011

UMATILLA — The Lake County Parks & Trails Division will lead an interpretive walk featuring various native flora on Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. at North Lake Community Park, located at 40730 Roger Giles Road, Umatilla.

Wendy Poag, Naturalist/Land Steward and Dwayne Henry, Landscape Architect with the Parks & Trails Division, will guide participants through the native landscaping to learn about early blooming wildflowers and native plants, as well as to help identify other natural features of the park. The walk will be at an easy pace over even terrain, and is geared towards an average-to-sedentary level of fitness.

North Lake Community Park is the largest recreational complex managed by the Parks & Trails Division. The park opened in May 2009 and features many amenities, including an expansive playground area, four picnic pavilions, two restroom facilities, two basketball courts, six tennis courts, four sand volleyball courts, two baseball fields, two softball fields, two soccer fields, three multi-use fields, concession stands, 1.4-mile perimeter trail loop and .75-mile nature trail.

Participants are encouraged to bring water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat and hiking shoes. Reservations are encouraged, but not required.

For more information or reservations, call the Lake County Parks & Trails Division at (352) 253-4950, e-mail parksandtrails@lakecountyfl.gov or log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/parks.


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