Earthfest: Celebrate Arbor Day at Tuscawilla Park in Ocala.

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Posted April 21, 2024 | By Susan Smiley-Height, - Photos by Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette

Saturday, April 20, was a gorgeous day in Ocala. The sun was warm, the wind was light and a feeling of being appreciative of our local beauty was in the air.

The city of Ocala’s Earthfest: Celebrate Arbor Day event at Tuscawilla Park was the perfect setting for guests to enjoy activities that included tree giveaways and tree climbing, along with eco-friendly vendors.

There also was a youth fishing derby, rock wall climbing, a live butterfly encounter, yoga in the park, live music and food trucks.

Ocala has numerous local parks that offer beauty and a place for respite or recreation. Learn more at

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