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Friends Groups

Friends groups, also referred to as Citizen Support Organizations (CSO), provide support to individual parks by volunteering, educating visitors, hosting events and raising funds for specific park projects. There are currently 86 friends groups supporting state parks throughout Florida. These groups and the citizens that pledge their time to them play a vital role supporting Florida's state parks, ensuring that our natural, cultural and historical resources are protected for future generations.

Friends of Florida State Parks is a statewide citizen support organization whose dedicated members and volunteers help support the entire Florida State Park system by preserving, protecting and ensuring accessibility to state parks, educating visitors about the value of state parks, encouraging community engagement and active use of state parks, and providing financial support to supplement state funding. For more information, visit the Friends of Florida State Parks
 
Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation is a statewide citizen support organization whose mission is to help create a statewide system of trails and greenways to advance health, recreation, transportation and tourism. For more information, visit Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation

CSO Resources

Parks Namesort ascending CSO Name CSO Address
River Rise Preserve State Park Friends of O'Leno
P.O. Box 2879
High Springs, FL 32643
friendsofoleno@windstream.net
Ravine Gardens State Park Friends of Ravine Gardens, Inc.
1600 Twigg Street
Palatka, FL 32177
RavineGardensStatePark@gmail.com
Rainbow Springs State Park Friends Of Rainbow Springs State Park (FORS)
19158 SW 81st PLace Road
Dunnellon, FL 34432
Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park The Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks
12157 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL, FL 32226
friendsoftalbotislands@gmail.com
Perdido Key State Park Friends of Pensacola State Parks, Inc.
Perdido Key State Park Friends of Pensacola State Parks, Inc.
12301 Gulf Beach Highway
Pensacola, FL 32507
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Friends of Paynes Prairie, Inc.
100 Savannah Boulevard
Micanopy, FL 32667
Paynes Creek Historic State Park Paynes Creek Preservation Alliance
888 Lake Branch Road
Bowling Green, FL 33834
pcpa4717@yahoo.com
Oscar Scherer State Park Friends of Oscar Scherer Park,Inc.
1843 S. Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229
Orman House Historic State Park Friends of Franklin County State Parks
P.O. Box 144
Eastpoint, FL 32328
info@fofcsp.org

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