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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Kayak paddling to be part of Jax Parks ... Get Out There!

Published 3/19/08
About 50 men and women are expected to launch into the St. Johns River at the boat ramp at the end of County Dock Road at 7:30 a.m. and paddle their kayaks 5.5 miles to Mandarin Park as part of the city's third annual JaxParks ... Get Out There! event at Walter Jones Park at 11964 Mandarin Road.

Organizers say the race should take about two hours. Then at 11 a.m., the park's River Celebration kicks off with music, re-enactors, live music from the Ashley Gang Band, First Coast Chorus and Palm Valley String Band, and the Storytelling Sims re-enactment group. The St. Johns Riverkeeper will speak about the waterway during river taxi trips that launch all day.

For a full list of all of the city's Get Out There! events on Friday to Sunday, March 28-30, log on to www.coj.net and click on "Parks" in the "Find it by..." window.

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