Grist State Park planning fun day for August

Published 8:54 pm Friday, July 24, 2015

By Staci Jones | The Selma Times-Journal

Paul Grist State Park is planning a family fun day for Saturday, Aug. 15.

Some of the activities will include hiking, biking, swimming and fishing. There will also be archery, geocaching, hayrides and paddleboarding.

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“It would be great if people would come out to support the park. Without support from the community, we wouldn’t be able to keep the park open and available for their use,” said organizer David Kinman.

There will be an archery class from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. that will be taught by Alabama State Parks and include all needed equipment. All who attend the archery class must be at least 10 years old.

At 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. geocaching will take place. Geocaching is an interactive way of treasure hunting using a GPS.

At 2 p.m., the Alabama Wildlife Center’s educational facility will have a birds of prey presentation.

The 100 acre Paul Grist Lake will be open all day for people to test their luck at catching fish. Poles will be available on site. Hayrides will also be available all day.

The fee to get in will be the regular park admission fee; children 5 and under are free, children ages 6-12 are $1, adults ages 13-61 are $3, seniors 62 and over are $1.

There will be display tables from Alabama State Parks, the Alabama Wildlife Center, Outdoor Alabama, and Forever Wild to keep attendees informed on all they need to know about their outdoor experience.

For more information, contact (334) 872-5846.