Ocala Recreation and Parks Division to host Rex’s Birthday Bash

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The City of Ocala’s Recreation and Parks Department will celebrate its newest employee and community ambassador, Rex the Squirrel, with an event at Tuscawilla Park.

The event, Rex’s Birthday Bash, will be held on Wednesday, July 20 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the park, located at 800 NE Sanchez Avenue.

Preston Pooser, Ocala Recreation and Parks Director, said, “July is National Parks and Recreation Month and we can’t think of a better way to mark this month-long celebration than with a party featuring our newest team member, Rex the Squirrel. We want the community to celebrate with us at Rex’s first annual birthday celebration.”

Rex the squirrel (photo courtesy of the Ocala Recreation and Parks Department)

This family-friendly event features outdoor activities, face painting, free cupcakes and ice cream provided by the Ocala Police Department’s Polar Patrol. Rex the squirrel will also make appearances throughout the day, including photo opportunities.

For more information, visit the City of Ocala’s Recreation and Parks Department website or call 352-368-5517.