THE Friends of jonathan Dickinson state park

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    • December 31, 2021
    • March 04, 2022
    • 10 sessions
    • Jonathan Dickinson State Park
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    Join us for a stroll on the River Trail. Learn about the flora and fauna that call this space home. 

    2 pm - meet at the Visitor Center

    River Trail - 2 miles, all skill levels welcome


    • January 01, 2022
    • January 31, 2022
    • Jonathan Dickinson State Park
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    The Friends of JDSP are having a photo contest to see who can get the best shot here in the park! Do you have what it takes? 

    From Jan 1 – Feb 1, entrants can enter pictures of the park along with a $20 donation.  These photos will then be voted on by park staff and board members! 
    The winners photo will be displayed in the Ranger Station until the next photo contest, and the top 12 photos will be placed in our calendar for the following year (with the winning photo on the cover).  

    Rules: 

    • Photo MUST be from within Jonathan Dickinson State Park. 
    • Both the photo and a $20 donation must be given to be considered for the contest.  
    • Photos must be unedited or VERY mild editing.  
    • Winner will be chosen in February and have their picture displayed in the Ranger Station until the next photo contest (1 year) 
    • Top 12 photos will be put into the following years calendar with the winning photo as the cover.  
    • Voting will be done by FoJDSP Board Members and Park Staff.  
    DISCLAIMER: The photos that are submitted, will be used on The Friends website, or other media service. Once submitted the Friend own the right to the photo and its contents.  
        • January 02, 2022
        • February 13, 2022
        • 2 sessions
        • Jonathan Dickinson State Park
        • 9
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        Join artist/naturalist Autumn Kioti as they lead you on an artistic hike toward a new nature journaling habit! 

        $10/person, all materials included

        Sunday Jan. 2nd & Feb. 13th

        10:00 am - 12:00 pm in Visitor Center classroom

        Class is geared towards adults but children are welcome. 

        Park admission is not included in program fee. Proceeds support public programming. 

        Kimbell Center Contact: 561-745-5551, Sara.Luering@FloridaDEP.gov

        • January 15, 2022
        • March 26, 2022
        • 6 sessions
        • Pinegrove Pavilion at Jonathan Dickinson State Park
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        This hour long class incorporates elements of both Ashtanga and Vinyasa practices, made for all skill levels. We will explore the connection between the body and breath under the pavilion overlooking Jonathan Dickinson State Park! Each class will be modified to fit those in attendance, and welcomes all levels. Whether you are a newcomer to yoga or an advanced student, this class is for you.

        Vivian Carlo is a Hobe Sound resident, and is currently raising her family here. She is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelors degree in Health Administration. She has always loved yoga, and after realizing the benefits both on and off the mat, she decided to go for her teaching certificate at Native Yoga in Juno Beach, earning her 200 hr. certificate.

        Please bring your own yoga mat and water.

        When: Every Saturday Morning - 9:00am

        Where: Jonathan Dickinson State Park - Pinegrove Pavilion

        Price: $10 Donation to Instructor.
        Regular Park Admission Applies.
        Cash or Venmo is accepted by the Instructor.

        NOTE: Friends and Club Scrub members get 12 free park entrances into the park annually with their membership card.

        Not a member? Sign up on our website at
        www.friendsofjdsp.org

        Questions?
        Email: contact@friendsofjdsp.org
        Phone: 772-579-3361


        • January 29, 2022
        • 9:00 AM
        • Jonathan Dickinson State Park
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        Join us for a guided hike along the Kitching Creek Nature Trail. Learn about the flora and fauna that call this place home.

        Kitching Creek Nature Trail - 2 miles, all skill levels

        9 am - meet at the Visitor Center

        • February 06, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
        • Jonathan Dickinson State Park
        • 225
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        Are you ready for the largest, most epic bike adventure on the Treasure Coast?

        Grab your knobby-tire mountain bike, helmet, friends, and sense of adventure and join us at Jonathan Dickinson State Park at the Kitching Creek Pavilion for the Club Scrub 20-40 Mountain Bike Adventure. You will be riding the back side of JD to the Hobe Grove Canal and all the way to Camp Murphy MTB Trails. 

        The 20-mile riders will be riding a scenic double-track route with roots, obstacles, and a variety of terrain.

        The 40-mile riders will ride to Hobe Grove Canal in Jonathan Dickinson State Park, which are double-track trails and a fast lap at Camp Murphy mountain bike trails.

        Everyone will be able to Kick back at our SAG Stop at Camp Murphy Trailhead.

        The Growler is not a race, it is a self-guided adventure with support from our Club Scrub Volunteers.

        40 mile ride will start at 8:00am, 20 mile riders can start at 9:00am. As you check in you can leave when you are ready. 

        Event includes:

        Growler 2022 shirt if registered by January 20th

        Enjoy an after party with BBQ, Beer, and games from 11am - 2pm.

        ***We will have " A Chance To Win" at Corn Hole, this will be a team challenge of two. So pair up with a family member or friend and bring it on!!! 

        Bring your own chairs so you can relax and enjoy the festivities.


        Cancellation Policy

        Please note, because this is a fundraiser, there will be no refunds issued in the event of cancellation (including due to weather) or if you must cancel your ride.




        • February 16, 2022
        • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • Jonathan Dickinson State Park
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        Private Night Hikes are able to be booked in advance. a registration code is required. 

        For booking Private Night Hikes, please email contact@friendsofjdsp.org. 

        • February 19, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Jonathan Dickinson State Park
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        Come and join The Friends, our park biologist, and our Americorps members on a day of planting South Florida Slash Pines! 

        Meet at the Ranger Station parking lot at the front of the park. 

        • February 26, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
        • Jonathan Dickinson State Park
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        Come and join The Friends and help clean up and gather trash along the roadside of US1 and Jonathan Dickinson State Park!

        We will provide trash bags, grabbers, gloves, safety vests, and water!
        Volunteers will meet at the Ranger Station parking lot at 8am. The cleanup will last from 8:30am - 10:30am and we will collect as much trash as possible from both the north and south sides of the gate entrance. Once finished we will weigh the trash at the collection center.
        • February 26, 2022
        • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
        • Jonathan Dickinson State Park
        • 99
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        February Night Ride is on, come join us Saturday the 26th. We will have a campfire to roast hot dogs and make s'mores. Bring your chairs, sit back and enjoy a fun night with new and old friends. 

        We're offering the following group ride options:

        • Speedster - Ride the whole trail at average speeds of 12mph & up
        • Adventurer - Ride the whole trail at average speeds of 8mph & up
        • Quick Explorer - Ride half the trail at average speeds of 7mph & up
        • Explorer - Casual pace riding Tortoise, Ranger, Fire Ring, & Hare
        • Non-Trail Rider - Ride to the tower, then to the River & back

        ***********Pedals up at 6:15pm*********

        Event Fee: $45 

        Fee includes wiener roast and s'mores 

        Fee does not include Park Entry Fee of $6 per vehicle (up to 8 people). Join Club Scrub and get 12 FREE park entries.

        Bike, Lights, and Helmet are required. All must be in working condition and lights must be able to attach to helmet or handlebars. 

        Cancellation Policy

        Please note, because this is a fundraiser, there will be no refunds issued in the event of cancellation (including due to weather) or if you must cancel your ride.



        • February 26, 2022
        • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
        • Jonathan Dickinson State Park
        • 150
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        February Night Ride is on, come join us Saturday the 26th. We will have a campfire to roast hot dogs and make s'mores. Bring your chairs, sit back and enjoy a fun night with new and old friends. 

        We're offering the following group ride options:

        • Speedster - Ride the whole trail at average speeds of 12mph & up
        • Adventurer - Ride the whole trail at average speeds of 8mph & up
        • Quick Explorer - Ride half the trail at average speeds of 7mph & up
        • Explorer - Casual pace riding Tortoise, Ranger, Fire Ring, & Hare
        • Non-Trail Rider - Ride to the tower, then to the River & back

        ***********Pedals up at 6:15pm*********

        Event Fee: $35

        Fee includes wiener roast and s'mores 

        Fee does not include Park Entry Fee of $6 per vehicle (up to 8 people). Join Club Scrub and get 12 FREE park entries.

        Bike, Lights, and Helmet are required. All must be in working condition and lights must be able to attach to helmet or handlebars. 

        Cancellation Policy

        Please note, because this is a fundraiser, there will be no refunds issued in the event of cancellation (including due to weather) or if you must cancel your ride.



        • March 19, 2022
        • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
        • Jonathan Dickinson State Park
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        Come out and join The Friends of JDSP for a day of fun, local vendors, games, music, and more at the Inaugural Springfest 2022! At the Friends we believe in community and supporting local business, inviting vendors from both Palm Beach and Martin counties to join us for a celebration of Spring time, and supporting our local community.

        Springfest will be held at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, at the Loxahatchee Pavilion overlooking the beautiful Loxahatchee River.

        Event Details:
        Hayrides
        Music
        Local Vendors
        Games
        Guided Hikes
        Food

        This event is free to the community.
        Park entrance fees apply.


        • March 26, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Jonathan Dickinson State Park
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        Come and join The Friends, our park biologist, and our Americorps members on a day of planting South Florida Slash Pines! 

        Meet at the Ranger Station parking lot at the front of the park. 

        • April 03, 2022
        • 9:00 AM
        • Jonathan Dickinson State Park
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        Join the Martin County Native Plant Society for a Native Plant ID Hike. We will meet at the Kitching Creek Trail Parking lot at 9am. All who attend will learn how to identify native species of plants within the park, and their benefits, as well as plants that are invasive and non native. 
        • April 09, 2022
        • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
        • Jonathan Dickinson State Park


             Welcome to the 2nd Annual Earth Day 5K presented by The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Southern Timing.

        REGISTER HERE

        We love the earth, it’s beautiful, amazing … and it needs our help. The phrase Earth Day originated in 1969. It means “a day’s observance of the need to protect the Earth’s environment”, and in today's busy world, it's more important than ever!

        Our race will take you back along the Kitching Creek Trail in the west end of the park, winding through beautiful scenery and along the tree-lined canopy of the famous Loxahatchee River.

        We wanted a day for our Friends and community to join us in celebrating our amazing planet and our beloved park while getting outdoors (socially distanced of course) and exercising in the fresh cool air of spring.

        Proceeds benefit the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc.; a 501c(3) providing direct support to help enhance the ecological, historical, and cultural resources of our beautiful park.

        When: Saturday, April 9, 2022

        Where: Jonathan Dickinson State Park – Kitching Creek Pavilion

        NOTE: It takes 15 minutes to drive from the ranger station to the event race area. Please take this into consideration when planning your race start time.

        Price:
        $45 General 5k Admission

        $40 Virtual Race – Run or walk the race wherever you want in your own time!

        $35 Friends and Club Scrub Membership card holders. (not a Friends member?) Join Here

        **Shirt, medal, and park entrance fees are included in price.

        Date and Time:
        Park Opens 6:30am

        Wave 1 will begin at 7:15am – Wave 1 will be for those interested in competitive racing or experienced trail runners.

        Wave 2 will begin at 7:45am – Wave 2 will be for beginner trail runners and everyone else.         

        Drawing of Chance! 

        Drawing of chance 8:00am - The first drawing of chance will be at 8am for Wave 1 runners.

        Drawing of chance 9:00am - The second drawing of chance will be at 9am for Wave 2 runners.

        Drawing of Chance Items:  To be Announced!

                                    


        Trail Conditions:

        The trail is natural surface; mostly dry grass, with some sugar sand mixed in. As this trail is in a low-lying area of the park there can be puddles and slightly uneven terrain.

        COVID-19 Safety Protocol:

        All participants are asked to wear face coverings while not running and in the general pavilion/race area. Hand sanitizer stations will be set up around the event. We ask everyone to please socially distance as much as possible to keep our event healthy and safe for all.

        All Staff and volunteers are required to wear face coverings for the duration of the event.

        Refund Policy:

        Due to this being a fundraiser, there will be no rain dates or reschedules of the event. If tickets are purchased and the event is cancelled due to inclement weather, no refunds will be given.

        Questions / Concerns:

        Please email contact@friendsofjdsp.org

        • May 21, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
        • Jonathan Dickinson State Park
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        Come and join The Friends and help clean up and gather trash along the roadside of US1 and Jonathan Dickinson State Park!

        We will provide trash bags, grabbers, gloves, safety vests, and water!
        Volunteers will meet at the Ranger Station parking lot at 8am. The cleanup will last from 8:30am - 10:30am and we will collect as much trash as possible from both the north and south sides of the gate entrance. Once finished we will weigh the trash at the collection center.
        • September 24, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
        • Jonathan Dickinson State Park
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        Come and join The Friends and help clean up and gather trash along the roadside of US1 and Jonathan Dickinson State Park!

        We will provide trash bags, grabbers, gloves, safety vests, and water!
        Volunteers will meet at the Ranger Station parking lot at 8am. The cleanup will last from 8:30am - 10:30am and we will collect as much trash as possible from both the north and south sides of the gate entrance. Once finished we will weigh the trash at the collection center.
        • September 25, 2022
        • 9:00 AM
        • Jonathan Dickinson State Park
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        Join the Martin County Native Plant Society for a Native Plant ID Hike. We will meet at the Loxahatchee Pavilion at 9am. All who attend will learn how to identify native species of plants within the park, and their benefits, as well as plants that are invasive and non-native. 
        • October 02, 2022
        • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Jonathan Dickinson State Park


        Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day

        Sunday, Oct. 2  9am - 12pm  

        Jonathan Dickinson State Park

         Camp Murphy Off-Road MTB Trails


        Meet other local MTB families for self-guided group rides and fun!

        Register to get a Club Scrub Goodie Bag!





        All Ages from Tots to Teens

         Kids must bring their own bikes, helmets, and closed-toe shoes to ride.


         Children must be accompanied by an adult.

        Park Entrance fee applies:  $6 per vehicle (up to 8 people).


        Join Club Scrub


        Receive 12 FREE Park Admissions with your

        $40 Club Scrub membership. 

        Plus, get discounts at Local Bike Shops & other businesses. 


        Follow Club Scrub

        Follow us on Facebook for trail closures, conditions, event updates, and volunteer opportunities!


        Registration will automatically close when the event is full. You can be placed on a wait list in the event of cancellations by emailing ShannanC@ClubScrub.org.

        • November 12, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
        • Jonathan Dickinson State Park
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        Come and join The Friends and help clean up and gather trash along the roadside of US1 and Jonathan Dickinson State Park!

        We will provide trash bags, grabbers, gloves, safety vests, and water!
        Volunteers will meet at the Ranger Station parking lot at 8am. The cleanup will last from 8:30am - 10:30am and we will collect as much trash as possible from both the north and south sides of the gate entrance. Once finished we will weigh the trash at the collection center.

      The Friends of

      Jonathan Dickinson State Park

      Email:  contact@friendsofjdsp.org

      Phone: 772-532-8089

      Address:

      16450 SE Federal Hwy

      Hobe Sound, FL 33455

      The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the State of Florida, Division of Consumer Services by calling 1-800-435-7352. ID# 65-0568296. 


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