GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The state of Florida officially added the 175th state park on Friday.
Located near high springs, Blue Springs State Park was already a popular spot.
“Couldn’t be more excited about the state taking over this park,” Gabriel Tyner, a Gainesville native, said. He’s been coming to Gilchrist Blue Springs Park for years. “I love the springs. It’s a part of my life. I grew up on the river, grew up paddling, this is my home.”
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