The periodic update of the management plan for Highlands Hammock State Park will be the subject of a public meeting Feb. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the park’s recreation hall at 5931 Hammock Road in Sebring.
The meeting will be conducted in an open house format, which means there will be an initial staff presentation and exhibits around the room that attendees can view. That will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
The draft management plan is available at this link.
The comments collected at the Feb. 6 and additional information will be discussed at a public meeting of the park’s advisory committee beginning at 9 a.m. Feb. 7 in the same location as the public hearing. The meeting is open to the public.
Highlands Hammock State Park is one of Florida’s oldest state parks. The park was originally developed through the efforts of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. A museum commemorating the CCC’s efforts is located at the park.
For more information on Highlands Hammock State Park, go to this link.