City of Ocala – June 2018

Save The Date: Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series

The Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series returns this summer! Join us Fridays, June 15 through August 17 from 6-9pm at Webb Field at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex located at 1510 NW Fourth St. Follow the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @LevittAMPOcala for all the latest event information.  

Get Social With Recreation and Parks

Follow the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department on social media! 

  • Facebook: Ocala Recreation and Parks › @OcalaRecPark
  • Twitter: @OcalaRecreation
  • Instagram: @OcalaRecPark

For a list of upcoming events, visit events.ocalafl.org. 

Discover The Rainforest

The Discovery Center’s newest exhibit, Tropical Odyssey, is on display now through Saturday, July 28 at the Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave.

Tropical Odyssey is an interactive exhibit, educating guests on butterfly farming and conservation efforts in the rainforest. This exhibit also features a butterfly zipline, a life-size spider web for children to play on, a giant walk-through caterpillar, interactive cocoons and more. 

The exhibit is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 9am-5pm and Saturdays from 10am-3pm. Admission is $6 per person or $20 for a family of four. 

For more information, visit mydiscoverycenter.org or call (352) 401-3900. 

It’s Hurricane Season!

Sign up to win a free Grab ‘n Go Hurricane Emergency Kit from Ocala Electric Utility. This is a great way for customers to get prepared for the 2018 hurricane season. Five OEU customers who enter this promotion will be randomly selected to receive one of these kits through Saturday, June 30. To sign up or for more information, visit ocalaelectric.info. Also, don’t forget to follow Ocala Electric Utility on Facebook, @OcalaElectricUtility.

June Is National Safety Month! 

Unintentional injuries are among the leading causes of death in the United States. As emergency responders, it is Ocala Fire Rescue’s goal to not only aid when injuries occur but to help reduce overall risk of injuries. Celebrate National Safety Month by implementing these safety tips wherever you go.

At home: 

  • Craft an emergency plan. Whether it’s in a fire or a flood, having an emergency plan is key to increasing odds of survivability. Always know two ways out of each room. 
  • Get at least seven hours of sleep. Sleep deprivation leads to physical and psychological fatigue, which can lead to poor decision making. 
  • Eliminate trip hazards. Every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall in the United States.

On the road:

  • Use seat belts. Whether you are driving to a neighbor’s home or headed into town, always “click it” before you go. 

For more tips like this, follow Ocala Fire Rescue on Facebook or visit ocalafire.org. 

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