Recreation and Art



Big Bend Community Orchestra

The Big Bend Community Orchestra (BBCO) provides opportunities for community musicians to learn and play orchestral music together, encourages school age children to become interested in music through educational programs, and performs orchestral music for the public. Visit their website to find their next free concert nearest to you.

Florida Disabled Outdoors Association

The Florida Disabled Outdoors Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to enrich lives through accessible inclusive recreation for all.

Florida State Parks

This website will help you plan your visits to Florida’s 174 award-winning state parks, trails and historic sites and contains a list of locations by certain activities like fishing or camping.

Florida Trail Association

The Florida Trail Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer organization working statewide to develop and maintain hiking trails for public use, most notably the 1,300-mile Florida National Scenic Trail, designated in 1983.

Forest Capital Museum State Park

The importance of forestry in Florida dates back to the early 1800s. The museum celebrates the heritage of Florida’s forest industry. The heart of the museum is dedicated to longleaf pines and the 5,000 products manufactured from them. The 50-plus-year-old longleaf pines growing on the museum grounds provide a majestic canopy and create an enjoyable walking trail for visitors. Upon exiting the museum, visitors take a step back in time to explore an authentic 19th century Cracker homestead, much like those scattered throughout Florida at the turn of the century.

Get Outdoors Florida!

A program that encourages people to go outside and enjoy nature, all while getting crucial exercise

Greenville Public Library

With a multitude of books, computer access as well as regular classes and programs, the Greenville Public Library has something for everyone to enjoy.

Jefferson County R.J. Bailar Public Library

In continuous operation since 1905, the Jefferson County R.J. Bailar Public Library has been serving the information needs of the people of Monticello and Jefferson County for more than 110 years. The n continuous operation since 1905, the Jefferson County R.J. Bailar Public Library has been serving the information needs of the people of Monticello and Jefferson County for more than 110 years.

Jefferson County Recreational Park

Jefferson County Recreational Park is a county facility located adjacent to the city limits at 1380 Mamie Scott Drive. The park contains a baseball/softball complex, tennis and racquetball courts, a walking trail, a playground, and a covered picnic area.

Madison Blue Springs

Located in one of Florida´s newest state parks, this crystal clear, first magnitude spring is a popular spot for swimming. About 82 feet wide and 25 feet deep, the spring bubbles up into a limestone basin along the west bank of the Withlacoochee River. Scenic woodlands of mixed hardwoods and pines create a picturesque setting for picnicking, paddling, and wildlife viewing.