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Check out Parks and Rec Spring Programs for Kids and Families!

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on February 10, 2020

It’s all happening at Citrus County Parks and Recreation this Spring! The staff has planned a lot of great community programs for families, kids, and folks of all ages for the spring season.

Check out Parks and Rec Spring Programs for Kids and Families!

“We have begun promoting this spring season’s Movies in the Park, choosing films based on great feedback from staff who had seen them and some of the reviews online,” said Recreation Program Specialist Andrea Cuccaro. “We recently started a Citrus County Parks and Recreation Facebook page and definitely encourage folks to like our page. It’s a great place to follow events, sports, and info about our facilities and how to participate in the fun,” she added.

Films will all be shown at sundown, but folks who come slightly earlier will have time for kids to play on Citrus Inflatables! Free popcorn is provided by Rural King, and free soda and water are provided by Pepsi products.

Spring 2020 Movie Schedule:

Saturday, Feb. 22:            Spider-man into the Spider-verse at
Bicentennial Park Field 5
501 N. Baseball Point Crystal River, FL 34429

Friday, March 20:             Abominable at Lecanto Community Park 3505
West Educational Path Lecanto, FL 34461

Friday, April 17:                 Toy Story 4 at Bicentennial Park Field 5
                                           501 N. Baseball Point Crystal River, FL 34429   

Friday, May 29: Dora and the Lost City of Gold at Fort Island Gulf Beach
                                             16000 West Fort Island Trail Crystal River, FL
34429

Citrus County Parks and Recreation is also hosting other special events this spring for kids, families, and folks of all ages:

Free Open Mic Night: Last Wednesdays of the month (Jan, Feb, April, May) from 6:30-9:30 pm at Central Ridge Community Center located at 77 Civic Circle Beverly Hills, FL 34465. All ages. No profanity. Vocalists, musicians, poets, and comedians welcome! Free donuts provided by Fresh Start, and free drinks provided by Pepsi.

Free 16th Annual Kid’s Fishing Clinic: Saturday, February 22, in association with Fish Florida where

kids get a free rod and reel and a fishing lesson. The event will be held at Fort Island Trail Park at 12073 W. Ft Island Trail Crystal River, FL 34429. “The Kids’ Fishing Clinic is a one-day educational event established by the Outreach and Education section of the Division of Marine Fisheries Management, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,” said Maci Kepler, Recreation Program Specialist. “One of the main goals for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic is to create responsible marine resource stewards by teaching children the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems. After approximately one hour of instruction, the children will receive a free rod and reel, and will have the opportunity to fish,” Kepler added. For ages 5-15, registration opened January 1, 2020, and spots are limited. You must pre-register at; apm.activecommunities.com/citruscountyparks to join the fun.

The P.L.A.Y. program basketball session: begins Monday, Feb. 24 for ages 3-5 and parents are involved in all of the drills. Each session is on Monday evenings at 5:30 pm for 1 hour and lasts 6 weeks. The cost is $45 which includes a t-shirt, sports equipment, and lessons. You must register for the program, as it is limited to 14 spaces. Register starting January 27 at; apm.activecommunities.com/citruscountyparks.

Spring Break Camp! March 23-27 with a different theme each day: Art day, Zombie Day, Sports Day, Pool Day, and Dance Party Day! For kids ages 11-14. The cost is $50 for the week with a $10 discount per child for multiple children from the same family. Early drop off and late pick up available. Register starting January 21 at;  apm.activecommunities.com/citruscountyparks

Egg-streme Glow Hunt and Festival: Thursday, April 9 Glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt opens at 6 pm at Bicentennial Park located at 501 N. Baseball Point Crystal River, FL 34429. The entrance fee is $5 per person. 7pm: Ages 1-3, 7:20pm: Ages 4-5, 7:40pm: Ages 6-7, 8:10pm: Ages 8-9, 8:30pm: Ages 10-11, 8:50pm: Ages 12-13.  

Check out Citrus County Parks and Recreation’s programs before they happen by following them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/citruscountyparks  For more information, call (352) 527-7540.

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