Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tour de Palm Coast

Experience the splendor of Palm Coast’s Waterfront Park on Saturday, July 20, at an educational and culturally enriching event to showcase nine new QR Code stations with original videos and four new Flight of Life sculptures and to take you on a bicycle “Tour de Palm Coast.”   

The event will be 8 to 11 a.m. at Waterfront Park, 150 N. Waterfront Park Road, (off Colbert Lane), Palm Coast. The bicycle ride will depart shortly after 8 a.m.  Helmets recommended for adults and required by law for children. Bring water; refreshments will be provided at the end. FREE. The Tour de Palm Coast will begin at 8 a.m. and last about an hour, leaving plenty of time to also explore the new QR Codes and Flight of Life Sculptures. 
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The various aspects of the day include:

QR Code Project Launch – Combining the easy-to-use technology of smart phones and QR Codes, visitors to Waterfront Park will now be able to enhance their park experience by watching videos accessible through QR Codes posted on sign posts along the park’s trails. City staff will be on hand to assist people with scanning in the codes on their mobile devices.

The short videos feature info presented by local officials on such topics as the history of the Intracoastal Waterway, gopher tortoises, Florida native plants, manatees and the park’s new Flight of Life heron sculptures.

“This is the City’s second set of permanent QR Code stations, with the first being along Graham Swamp Trail,” said Palm Coast Urban Forester Carol Bennett. “Stopping at the stations to watch a quick and informative video is a fun way to explore our parks and trails. Many people have smart phones today, and kids love the combination of technology and being outdoors to learn more about their natural surroundings.”

Flight of Life Sculptures – Four sculptures of magnificent great blue herons have been installed on stainless steel pedestals along the water’s edge near the Waterfront Park pier. Created by sculptor Anthony Gargiulo, the casting of the bronze birds was done at the GeFest Arts Foundry in Bunnell, by Vadim Volnov. This installation represents a living sculpture that will grow in numbers of herons, over time.

Always verify event information before going.  Event information is subject to change.

Waterfront Park (map)
150 N. Waterfront Park Rd.
Palm Coast, FL
More info: 386-986-3760.


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