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Pasco parking fees waived on Saturday for National Get Outdoors Day

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The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County is working with Pasco County Parks and Recreation to encourage healthy active outdoor fun. This alignment celebrates National Get Outdoors Day and the Florida Department of Health's Healthiest Weight initiative. National Get Outdoors Day is Saturday, June 14th this year and the local initiative hopes to bring awareness to the physical activity opportunities Pasco has to offer in the great outdoors.

Parking fees in the 11 county parks that currently charge will be waived in celebration of the day.

"National Get Outdoors Day encourages healthy, active outdoor fun and Healthiest Weight Florida is working to increase physical activity so working together makes good sense. Everyone can benefit from being physically active and visiting our local parks is a great place to start!" said Mike Napier, County Health Officer. "It is helping me achieve my healthiest weight."

"All of us need to resolve to be more active. There is no better way to do this than to get outdoors and visit your County parks and other public lands," added Pasco County Parks and Recreation Director, Rick Buckman. "This is a wonderful day to visit your local parks and start a new healthy habit. Get active outdoors and enjoy Florida's environment."

Prime goals of National Get Outdoors day are reaching first-time visitors to public lands and reconnecting our youth to the great outdoors. For more information on National Get Outdoors Day visit http://www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org/about/

For more information about park locations in Pasco County visit http://www.pascocountyfl.net/index.aspx?NID=252

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