State renames Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park

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GILCHRIST COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB)-- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has announced Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park will be renamed Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park.

The name change is in honor of the state park's former owner.

Kirby was given Blue Springs as a gift and then passed it down to other family members when she died.

The Environmental Protection Department says her family managed the springs as a private park and campground for more than 60 years.