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Posted on: May 23, 2019

[ARCHIVED] J.H. Anderson Jr. Memorial Park Grand Opening May 31

Clear blue water of Rock Bluff Spring with trees.

LIVE OAK, FLA., May 14, 2019 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) and Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT) are hosting a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of the J.H. Anderson Jr., Memorial Park on Friday, May 31 at 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Bell, Florida. The park encompasses 175-acres along the Suwannee River and provides land access to Rock Bluff Spring. 

The District acquired the land to protect Rock Bluff Spring and increase recreational opportunities within Gilchrist County. ACT has partnered with the District to manage the spring and park.

The grand opening will include an opening ceremony and ribbon cutting, as well as guided hikes, swimming and plant walks. The District, along with ACT, will have staff available to answer questions about the park. 

WHEN: Friday, May 31, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: 6560 County Rd 340, Bell, FL 32619

The grand opening is open to the public.

The mission of the Suwannee River Water Management District is to protect and manage water resources using science-based solutions to support natural systems and the needs of the public. The District holds true to the belief of water for nature, water for people. Headquartered in Live Oak, Florida, the District serves 15 surrounding north-central Florida counties.

For more information about the District, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter, search @SRWMD.

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