MacArthur Park Free Admission,Family Fun,Amazing Art, Activities

This Saturday, you are all invited to take part in MacArthur Park’s Annual Naturescape event!    The Rickie Report met with Melinda Moore, a well-known nature photographer while she was celebrating her acceptance into the Palm Beach International Airport “Art in Public Spaces” Juried art show.

Melinda is excited about the Grand Opening of the Nature Center at MacArthur ParkShe will be giving a talk at 1:00pm on Nature Photography.  She is eager to share her skills and passion about nature photography!

At a time when natural areas along south Florida’s coast are almost nonexistent, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park stands out as an “island in time”.  It preserves the natural heritage of subtropical coastal habitat that once covered southeast Florida.

Nestled on a barrier island, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is the only state park in Palm Beach County.  It is an environmental treasure which has been preserved for present and future generations to discover and experience.

Exploring almost two miles of pristine beach and swimming, snorkeling and fishing in the clear blue waters of the Atlantic are only the beginning of the fun you can have at the Park.  Other amenities include a nature center, gift shop, children’s playground, nature trails, kayak rentals, and picnicking facilities.

You might want to take advantage of the many special events offered in the park throughout the year: children’s programs, guided adventures, recreational skills lessons, MacArthur Under Moonlight concerts, summer day camps, and special holiday celebrations to name just a few.   Open daily, we offer something for everyone!

NatureScaping 2012 April 14  10 am – 4 pm

Free Admittance, Activities for the Entire Family, Food, Fun and Much More!

* Children’s Area * Native Plant Sale * Music * Food * Vendors * Presentations* Guy Harvey Show, Sale and Raffle * Environmental Champion * Photo Contest *


◄10:30 am Nature Center Ribbon Cutting

◄11:00 – 11:45  Native Plant Talk: Right Plant in the Right Place

◄12:00 – 12:45  Lion Fish – Alien Predator By Lad Akins, Reef

◄1:00 – 1:15  Environmental Champion Award  Neal White, 2012 Environmental Champion

◄1:00 – 1:45 Wildlife Photography  By Melinda Moore

◄1:30 – 2:30 Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Live Animal Show

◄2:00 – 2:45  Butterfly Gardening By Jeff Nurge, Native Choice Nursery


♫ 10:00 – 4:00 Conch Stomp Band

♫ 12:00 – 1:00 Jupiter High Jazz Band

♫ 2:30 –   4:00 Roadside Revue

*There will be no kayak rentals on April 14*

Questions? Please contact Art Carton (561) 776-7449  Ext 109

Moore's Turtle Tank


Moore with Turtle Tank in Progress

“Recently I completed the Art for the new Turtle Tank installed on the front porch and their new Website!  I have been spending a lot of time here and am very excited about this new Nature Center”,  Melinda Moore said.   In addition, she has been preparing for a solo show at Jonathan Dickinson State Park in May, so watch The Rickie Report for further details.

Once you have enjoyed your day at MacArthur, check out Melinda’s artwork at the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s newest show at Midtown on PGA Boulevard.  She is prolific and her work is a must-see!  For more information contact her at:

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