Arbor Day & 5K Root Run/Walk and Free Fun Run
May 2, 2015
The Arbor Day celebration will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave. Palm Coast's love of trees and commitment to environmental sustainability will be celebrated at the day-long event featuring a tree give-away, butterfly release and tent, food drive, pet food drive, run/walk, exhibits and fun activities for all ages. Admission and parking are free.
Attendees can exchange canned food or pet food items for a free three-gallon native hardwood tree (while supplies last).
The Native Butterfly Release will be at 11 a.m. at center stage. Other fun activities are planned for all ages, including a butterfly tent, zoo exhibits, games, K-9 demonstration, a foam machine to play in, a fire prevention activity, and a photo booth green screen that will link to the City of Palm Coast Facebook page. Green vendors will have displays, food and entertainment will be provided.
For more information you can call 386-986-3722.
In preparation for this year's Arbor Day celebration, the City of Palm Coast is holding its first-ever Arbor Day Tree Contest!
Have you received a free tree from past Arbor Day celebrations in Palm Coast? The City is looking for those trees that have thrived the most. The two categories for the contest are:
- Tallest, by species; and
- Overall appearance.
To enter the contest, email your name, phone number, a photo of your tree(s) and, if known, what year you received the tree at Arbor Day to Palm Coast Urban Forester Carol Mini at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to enter is April 17.
First, second and third place will be awarded in each category. Winners will be recognized at Arbor Day 2015, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, at Central Park in Town Center. The 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. event will feature a tree give-away, butterfly release and tent, food drive, pet food drive, 5K Root Run/Walk and 1M Fun Run, exhibits and fun activities for all ages. The 5K starts at 8 a.m., and the free Fun Run starts at 9 a.m. Admission and parking are free.
For more information, call Urban Forester Carol Mini at 386-986-3722.
How to get to Arbor Day and the 5K Root Run/Walk and Free Fun Run
Arbor Day 5K Root Run/Walk and Free Fun Run - 8 a.m., at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast.
The best way to get to Central Park for Palm Coast's Arbor Day, is by taking Central Avenue off Belle Terre Parkway.
Access to Central Park from Central Avenue off Town Center Boulevard (off State Road 100) will be unavailable from approximately 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday because of the Arbor Day 5K Root Run/Walk route. Race participants should park in designated areas around Central Park. After the run/walk, at approximately 10 a.m., Central Park can also be accessed from Central Avenue off Town Center Boulevard (off SR100).
The 5K Root Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m., and the Free Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m. There's still time to participate! Click here for registration information.