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  • November 03, 2023
  • November 05, 2023
  • Wekiwa Springs State Park

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You and your family are invited to join us for a day of fun and fellowship dedicated to the men and women who continue to make the Florida Park Service the best state park system in the country. The event is a joint effort between the FPS Ranger Association and the Florida Park Service to provide a fun, relaxing, and affordable weekend for park service staff and their families.  

This event is for current and past FPS staff, families, and guests. It is not open to the general public.

The “FPS Reunion & Family Fun Day” includes children’s activities, canoeing/kayaking, tram rides, games, swimming, interpretive programs,  storytelling, fellowship, food, and music. 

Registration: The registration fee includes meals, activities, and a cabin or campsite. 

  • Early registration is $14 for each Adult (paid by October 24th) and $5 for Children (ages 12 to 18) Children under 12 are free.  
  • Registration after October 24th is $19 for each Adult and $5 for Children (ages 12 to 18) Children under 12 are free.  


10:00 am Workday at the Wekiwa Springs Youth Camp.  Let's help the park staff with some maintenance tasks around the group camp. 


9:00 am-1:00 pm Field trip to Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive (SJRWMD) led by charter member Nels Parson.  Transportation is not provided. 

3:00 pm Board Meeting-Nature Hut Meeting Room

3-5:00 pm Registration, Dining Hall

6:00 pm Welcome and Potluck Dinner - Bring a dish to share. Plates, Forks, Cups, and tea will be provided

7:30 pm Tram Tour of the Park (Meet at Dining Hall)


6:30 am Coffee for the early birds

8:00-9:30 am Breakfast

9:30-5:00 pm   Activities - Canoe/Kayaking, Tram Rides, Jr. Ranger Activities, Horseshoes, Cornhole, and others

12 pm-1:30 pm Lunch

6:00 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Music Jam Session (bring your instruments)


8:00 am-9:00 am Light Breakfast

Cabin/Campsites: The group camp and a limited number of campsites have been blocked for this special occasion.   

To reserve a CAMPSITE email Sandy Cook at at (please include FPS Family Fun Day in the subject line and provide the size of your camping rig). 

To reserve a CABIN email, Michelle Waterman at The sleeper cabins sleep 10 (you may remember this if you attended Ranger Academy) so bring your family members or co-workers. And don’t forget to bring towels & bed linens. 

Saturday Only: If overnight accommodations are not needed just join us for the day but please remember to register.

Questions: Contact Sandy Cook at


Mission - Supporting those who serve Florida State Parks, past and present, by providing financial assistance, cultivating a family atmosphere, and perpetuating a spirit of unity and service. 

Vision - Supporting those who serve Florida's State Parks

Motto - Family, Service, Traditions

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