The Rez

commentary by Patti Malarney

The Reservation, formerly known as Camp Flastacowo, is deeply rooted in the history of Florida State University. This waterfront park and conference center has been a gem for the university and community since 1920. Our ancestors’ vision was to acquire waterfront property southwest of campus to provide a pristine recreational water feature for FSU students to come and relax and socialize in a healthy outdoor environment. The Rez continues to thrive through FSU’s Campus Recreation Department. The Reservation continues to offer outstanding recreational programming that our predecessors envisioned by offering low- and high-challenge ropes programming, open rec hours, a 35-foot climbing wall, outdoor pursuits, adventure trips and the waterfront activities of canoeing, kayaking and sailing. And Camp Flastacowo continues to promote outdoor adventure programming for youngsters in our community.