Lovers Key Art in Parks

Lover’s Key State Park

Art in Parks is art inspired by Florida State Parks. I will be making art before, during and after my visit to Florida State Parks this summer. It sounds like fun because it is! I started the Art in Parks series with a day trip to Lover’s Key State Park. Located in Estero Bay area. We got there through the backwaters on a pontoon boat. It’s a lovely trip, we saw lots of nature and wonderful birds. The beaches near Lover’s Key are all pretty great, even the dog beach. We swam with dolphins and boated with dolphins. I even took some photos and videos of our dolphin friends. The art I made of Lover’s Key State Park is layer art of the beach and gulf waters shown above, it’s called Lover’s Layers. I hope you like it!

I will continue the Art in Parks series with a visit to Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park a great park in southwest Florida right on the coastline. We will drive there hopefully tomorrow. Let you know how it goes.



A message from Florida State Parks Get a little park on ya! Need to get out of the house, out of the office or off the highway? Need some cool spring water, some bird song or a dash of salt with your sunset? Then you need to get a little park on ya! Getting a little park on ya means watching your grandchild get his first taste of salt in the air and sand on his toes. Getting a little park on ya is listening to the sound of white-capped waves greeting the beach, the smell of today’s catch grilling over charcoal while your friends gather round the campfire, or sighting a bird to add to your “life list” with your best birding buddy. It’s walking into the cooling shade of a forested trail, or paddling scenic rivers that were yesterday’s highways and
listening to your grandparents talk of “the good old days,” or diving into a first-magnitude spring with your cousins. It’s exploring historic sites, visiting research centers and taking educational tours with your family. This list of 50 activities will get you started on your mission to get a little park on ya! These state parks are favorite locations for many park visitors, but the large crowds aren’t as likely to block your view. Many parks provide spend-the-night spaces. Pitch a tent at one of our campgrounds, park your RV at one of our full-facility campsites or spend the night in a cozy cabin. Gather your family and friends and head to a Florida State Park to get a little park on ya! –Florida State Parks


The popular destination of  Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park boasts one of the most pristine stretch of beach in the world. Every day, this tropical beach paradise beckons visitors to partake in vast peaceful views of the Gulf of Mexico, and experience the many shorebirds and wildlife that gather here every year. Visitors arrive to this park to sunbathe, snorkel the reef, hike, bird-watch, fish, picnic, and search for seashells on a daily basis.  –Florida State Park