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A Message From The Director

Tell Us What You Think.

Welcome to the website for Florida’s state parks and state trails. This website will help you plan your visits to Florida’s 171 award-winning state parks and state trails.

I invite you to tell us what you think about the future priorities for our statewide trails system and outdoor recreation in Florida.

Trails Meetings

The Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Greenways and Trails is hosting six public meetings to update the opportunity maps for the Florida Greenways and Trails System. The opportunity maps are used to direct resources to these priority corridors to help complete the overall system of connected greenways and trails in Florida. This meeting in Panama City Beach is the first of six meetings planned around the state.

During this planning process two opportunity maps will be updated:

The Land Trails Opportunity Map represents the existing, planned and conceptual non-motorized trails that form a land-based trail network. The map comprises trail planning efforts by cities, counties, transportation planning organizations and other agencies throughout Florida, focusing on linear trails that form a comprehensive connected system.

The Paddling Trails Opportunity Map represents the vision for a comprehensive water-based trails system. It includes waterways that are designated as part of the Florida Greenways and Trails System or are appropriate for future designation. These trails must be scenic, at least three miles in length, and navigable for the majority of the year.

Find a meeting near you here

Outdoor Recreation Meetings

Florida’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan serves as Florida’s blueprint for outdoor recreation. The plan provides guidance to communities, businesses and organizations in order to achieve the recreation demands of Florida’s diverse and growing population.

With Florida’s top outdoor recreation activities including beach activities, wildlife viewing and fishing, SCORP works towards promoting health benefits, improving public access and reconnecting people to the outdoors.

Want to learn more about SCORP and how you can get involved? Join us at The Ribault Club at Fort George Island Cultural State Park in Jacksonville on September 24 for the North Florida Outdoor Recreation Workshop. From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., you can discover how SCORP advances outdoor recreation through presentations and discussion sessions. Explore ways you can help while networking with recreation providers and outdoor professionals.

Register for the free workshop here  and learn more by visiting the SCORP webpage.

A second meeting will be held Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Temple Terrace. Two more meetings will be held early in 2016.

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See you at the park!

Donald V. Forgione
Director, Florida Park Service

Contact Us

Statewide Information Line (850) 245-2157
Florida Division of Recreation and Parks
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32399
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