Park - Nature Preserve
 
The Providence Club is highlighted by a 42-acre nature preserve along the Apalachee river, complete with a series of picnic tables and walking trails. The trails are interconnected with the community's extensive sidewalk system, providing miles of pathways for everyone to enjoy. For those less energetic, there are swings along the river bank for relaxation and appreciation of the natural beauty.


Location
The park is located in the back of the community off of Providence Club Drive. There is a parking area at the entrance of the park. From there, a paved walking path winds along the banks of the Apalachee River until it opens into a large open lawn. Here you will find a picnic pavillion, a swing set for the children, and plenty of open lawn for family fun.


Hours
The park is open from daylight until dark.


Park Rules
1. For safety reasons, no unauthorized vehicles of any type are permitted in the park. This means that golf carts, motorcycles, dirt bikes, scooters, ATV's, powered skate boards, lawn mowers, cars, trucks and any other vehicles powered by gasoline or diesel engines or electric motors are prohibited without the expressed approval of The Providence Club Community Association, Inc. Board of Directors.

2. Bicycles and tricycles, are permitted as long as they are used in a safe and courteous manner. Also approved are battery powered children's toys, provided they are quiet, are not significantly greater in mass than a bicycle, and have a top speed of 15 mph or less.

3. Roller blades and skate boards are not allowed on the walking trail.

4. Dumping of grass clippings and/or other yard debris on any association property is strictly prohibited. The woods adjacent to the grassed areas are association property and contain U.S. Army Corps of Engineers designated wetlands.

5. The park is open from dawn to dusk. No one is permitted in the park after dark.

6. Please leave the park cleaner than you found it.

7. Picnic groups larger than 12 must reserve the picnic pavilion in advance and must make a deposit of $100 at least 3 days prior to the planned event. Failure to completely clean up after an event or any damage to facilities during an event will result in forfeiture of deposit.

8. No golf, horseshoes, or any other activities that damage the ground surfaces are permitted in the park.

9. No fishing or swimming in the river.

10. Please respect the private property of homeowners that adjoin the park.


 


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