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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Bicycling Safety
Saturday, May 5, 2018 10 AM to 1 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for practical information and practice activities for developing safe bicycle riding habits. We will learn about bicycle types, bike and helmet fit, and rules of the road. We will practice starting, stopping, passing and signaling, and conclude with a bicycle ride around the park. Children must have an adult present. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Night Hike with Black Lights
Friday, May 25, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps ranger on a night hike following the Big Creek Nature Trail. Explore using black lights to see what plants or animals glow in the dark! Easy hike for about one mile. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Archery
Saturday, May 26, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
If you are an experienced archer or a first time beginner, all are welcome to come out and try to hit a bulls eye! Meet at the field by the Interpretive Center. Must preregister to participate, to register call the Park Office. $8 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
AmeriCorps 
Owl Pellet Talk and Dissection
Saturday, May 26, 2018 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps ranger at the Interpretive center to learn about the native Owls of Georgia. Participate in a pellet dissection to find out what they eat! Must preregister for this event, to register call park office. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
AmeriCorps 
Turtle Chat/Meet and Greet
Saturday, May 26, 2018 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps Ranger at the Interpretive center to talk about local turtle species. Finish the chat with meeting a live Box turtle! $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
AmeriCorps 
Nature Hike: Prescribed Fire & Gopher Tortoises
Saturday, May 26, 2018 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps Resource team member to learn about the importance of prescribed fire in Georgia. See first hand the positive effects that prescribed burns have on Long Leaf pine communities and the importance of the endangered Gopher Tortoise. Meet at the Park Office. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
AmeriCorps 
Sunset Kayak Paddle
Saturday, May 26, 2018 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps ranger on a peaceful kayak paddle around Lake Laura S. Walker and watch the sun set. Meet at the Gazebo past Group Shelter #4. Kayaks and life jackets will be provided. Must preregister for this event, to register call the park office. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Parks After Dark AmeriCorps 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Hook a Kid on Golf
Monday, Jun 4, 2018 8 AM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
A week long course in partnership with the YMCA to teach children ages 7-14 an introduction to golf. Nine core values are taught. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Volunteer coaches help teach this week long class. Participants receive a set of golf clubs, shirt, hat, and water bottle. $150.00 per person 912-285-8660.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Hook a Kid on Golf
Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 8 AM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
A week long course in partnership with the YMCA to teach children ages 7-14 an introduction to golf. Nine core values are taught. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Volunteer coaches help teach this week long class. Participants receive a set of golf clubs, shirt, hat, and water bottle. $150.00 per person 912-285-8660.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Hook a Kid on Golf
Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 8 AM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
A week long course in partnership with the YMCA to teach children ages 7-14 an introduction to golf. Nine core values are taught. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Volunteer coaches help teach this week long class. Participants receive a set of golf clubs, shirt, hat, and water bottle. $150.00 per person 912-285-8660.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hook a Kid on Golf
Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 8 AM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
A week long course in partnership with the YMCA to teach children ages 7-14 an introduction to golf. Nine core values are taught. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Volunteer coaches help teach this week long class. Participants receive a set of golf clubs, shirt, hat, and water bottle. $150.00 per person 912-285-8660.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Hook a Kid on Golf
Friday, Jun 8, 2018 8 AM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
A week long course in partnership with the YMCA to teach children ages 7-14 an introduction to golf. Nine core values are taught. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Volunteer coaches help teach this week long class. Participants receive a set of golf clubs, shirt, hat, and water bottle. $150.00 per person 912-285-8660.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Hook a Kid on Golf
Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 8 AM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
A week long course in partnership with the YMCA to teach children ages 7-14 an introduction to golf. Nine core values are taught. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Volunteer coaches help teach this week long class. Participants receive a set of golf clubs, shirt, hat, and water bottle. $150.00 per person 912-285-8660.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 9 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Families can participate in old-fashioned games. Free watermelon, hot dogs, drinks and cookies will be available afterward while supplies last. This event will be at Group Shelter #2. This is sponsored by the Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Bark in The Park
Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 9 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Enjoy a hike with your furry companion on the Big Creek Nature Trail. After the hike, your furry friends can enjoy our new dog park located near the office. We will meet across the office from picnic shelter 3 and 4. Dog's must be on a 6' leash and have current vaccination tags. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 3 PM to 7 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children of all ages can play brand new games as well as old favorites to win candy. Bring the whole family because we will also have bingo, hayrides, face painting and much more. Overnight campers may participate in our campsite decoration contest. This will be our 23rd year for this event. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Christmas at The Park
Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 5 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join the staff at the Interpretive Center for some holiday crafts, a campfire, and some Christmas sweets. All ages are welcome to join in the fun. Also a special visit from Santa Clause from 7-8pm. $2.00/person $5 parking. 912-287-4900.