Events happening at the parks:

Heron Trot 5K run/walk
November 11, 2023
Come to honor our Veterans on Veteran’s day
Big Lagoon State Park – Amphitheater
Join us for a nature-inspired run to support our local parks.
Regular:            Day of:
$40                     $45
Check-in at 6AM; Race at 7AM
FREE for kids 12 and under (no T-shirt) Must be accompanied by a registered adult
Receive a T-shirt with our patriotic heron by pre-registering by Oct 25 at (T-shirts may be available on race day, based on availability.)
REGISTER at search for Heron Trot or follow this link:


Beginning Birding – Every Saturday at 9 AM.
Enjoy a birding program with a ranger and bird walk through the park.  Meeting place is at the boat ramp. Free with paid park admission. Great for all ages.


Yoga In the Park Saturday at 9:30 AMCome, relax and enjoy an hour of Yoga at the Amphitheater.

Free with Park admission



Stargazing – booked monthly through March 2024
Big Lagoon State Park is a fantastic stargazing location with very little light from elsewhere. We meet near the Govenor’s Pavillion. Please show up before sunset for access into the park. Free with park admission. Event dates: October 21, Nov. 4, 18, Dec 2, 16, Jan 6, 20, Feb 3, 17, March 2, 16.



Big lagoon State Park located at 12301 Gulf Beach Hwy, Pensacola, FL. 32507.
From I-10 take exit 7, drive south for 4 miles on Pine Forest Rd. to Blue Angel Parkway.
Turn right onto Blue Angel Park Way, drive south on Blue Angel park way for approximately 14 miles to Gulf Beach Hwy.
Turn right onto Gulf Beach Hwy Drive west for 4 miles, Big Lagoon State Park is on the left.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to fill the vacant positions on our board. If you would like to nominate someone for these positions (background check is necessary), please contact us: