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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
Hillsborough River State Park Hillsborough River State Park Preservation Society
P. O. Box 6568
Brandon, FL, FL 33511-6568
contact@historyandnature.org
Highlands Hammock State Park Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park
5931 Hammock Road
Sebring, FL 33872
Henderson Beach State Park Friends of Emerald Coast State Parks, Inc.
17000 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32541
events.annemarie@gmail.com
Haw Creek Preserve State Park Friends of Tomoka Basin State Parks
P.O. Box 1035
Bunnell, FL 32110
FoTBSP@gmail.com
Grayton Beach State Park Friends of Grayton Beach and Deer Lake State Parks
Post Office Box 1869
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park The Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks
12157 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL, FL 32226
friendsoftalbotislands@gmail.com
Gasparilla Island State Park Barrier Island Parks Society
Gasparilla Lighthouse, Post Office Box 637
Boca Grande, FL 33921
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park
3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd.
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
SandiSites67@gmail.com
Gamble Plantation Historic State Park Gamble Plantation Preservation Alliance
3708 Patten Avenue
Ellenton, FL 34222
Gainesville-to-Hawthorne State Trail Friends of Paynes Prairie, Inc.
100 Savannah Boulevard
Micanopy, FL 32667

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