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Silver Springs State Park boasts a scenic walkway along the river from Mammoth Deck to Sea Hunt Deck. Unfortunately, sections of the Spring Run walkway have become lifted by the trees that support our shoreline. Should we tear out the trees? Should we block off access to that section, and divert people around it?  NO! says our Park Management. And we agree. We want a way to allow everyone, of whatever ability, to safely enjoy the serenity of the river, to take in its beauty and surrounding landmarks and abundant wildlife. So, Park Manager Sally Lieb and her staff have requested a “Spring Run Bridge", in essence, a land bridge that would circumvent the damaged sections permitting visitors in strollers, scooters, wheel chairs to safely navigate the terrain. And, it would even allow our wild critters to move safely under the bridge to the river.

If we can generate $30,000, this is what could happen. Great project?  Yes!  And with your help, we can purchase a bridge like the one pictured below, and make our Spring Run walkway accessible to all! Please consider helping us raise funds for this major project.  

This is how sections of the walkway look right now:

This is an example of a land bridge:


Goal: $40,000.00
Collected: $31,684.73

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Friends of Silver Springs State Park is a Citizen Support Organization (CSO), a non-profit volunteer organization, dedicated to preserving and enhancing Silver Springs State Park. We support Silver Springs State Park by providing volunteers, educating visitors, hosting events and raising funds for specific park projects.

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1425 NE 58th Ave, Ocala, FL, 34470

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