Calling on everyone to attend an important public input meeting for O’Leno State Park, River Rise State Park and Dudley Farm on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at the Alachua Woman’s Club at 5-7pm.
We are concerned about new RV sites at O’Leno and River Rise State Parks and any and all development that might change our natural resources, especially impacts to the river and springs.
This is a brief description of the meeting:
Meeting Title: Public Hearing on Proposed Improvements and Facilities
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Location: Alachua Woman’s Club
Florida Department of Environmental Protection Division of Recreation and Parks
O’Leno State Park and River Rise Preserve State Park Public Hearing
April 4, 2017
The purpose of this meeting is to receive public input on proposed improvements and facilities at both O’Leno State Park and River Rise Preserve State Park.
O’Leno State Park is a 2,372-acre property located in Alachua and Columbia County near High Springs. River Rise Preserve State Park, also in Alachua and Columbia County, is a 3,771.86-acre property located near High Springs. Both parks are managed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks (DRP).
The following developments/improvements are proposed for the updated O’Leno State
Park management plan:
Day Use Area Interpretive kiosks Accessible route
Group Camping Area Cabin renovations Interpretive kiosks (2)
Dogwood Family Camping Area Redesign campground
Magnolia Family Camping Area Electrical upgrades
Develop volunteer village
Develop master plan Upgrade restrooms Family restrooms (2)
River Rise Preserve State Park management plan developments/improvements:
River Rise West Equestrian campsites Tent-only sites Restroom and bathhouse Support facilities
Remove existing restroom
River Rise East Trailhead/ADA parking space Interpretive kiosks
Add primitive campsite Fencing
If you can’t make the meeting, but would like to add input, there is a submission form here: