Arbor Day Celebration
May 7, 2016 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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.
How to get to Arbor Day and the 5K Root Run/Walk
Arbor Day 5K Root Run/Walk - 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. There's still time to participate! Click here for registration information.
Free Paper Shredding Makes Arbor Day Event Even Greener
Have you been accumulating lots of unwanted paper at your home? Put all of it in your car when you come to Palm Coast's Annual Arbor Day event. A free shredding service will be available at the City's Saturday, May 7 gathering, located at the entrance to Central Park in Town Center.
Plan to take advantage of this hands-free, uncomplicated process as totes will be wheeled to your car to help unload your paper and bring it to a chute that dumps all of it into a shredder. Acceptable items include: staples, paper clips, spirals, notebooks, expired credit cards, check books, folders with small prongs with SMALL amounts of metal/plastic. Unacceptable items include: batteries, three-ring binders, binder clips, hard drives, x-rays and LARGE amounts of metal/plastic. Shredded materials will be recycled, with the ink and color removed to produce new paper towels, tissues, etc.
Palm Coast's Arbor Day event will be held from 9am-2pm in Central Park in Town Center. The traditional 5K Run/Walk opens the day at 8am, followed by hours filled with environmentally-friendly booths and services, entertainment and refreshments. If you bring non-perishable canned goods to donate, you will receive a free 3-gallon tree in exchange. For more information, please contact Carol Mini, Urban Forester for the City of Palm Coast at 386-986-3722.
Palm Coast, FL 32137