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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
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park Citizens Support Organization
P. O. Box 382
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040
olusteecso@yahoo.com
Oleta River State Park Friends of Oleta River State Park, Inc.
3400 NE 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
Oletaspfriends@gmail.com
O'Leno State Park Friends of O'Leno
P.O. Box 2879
High Springs, FL 32643
friendsofoleno@windstream.net
Nature Coast State Trail Friends of Manatee Springs Parks, Inc.
11650 N.W. 115th Street
Chiefland, FL 32626
Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park Natural Bridge Historical Society, Inc.
815 East 7th Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Myakka River State Park Friends of The Myakka River
13208 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park Gold Head Associates, Inc.
6239 State Road 21
Keystone Heights, FL 32656
goldhead-cso@bellsouth.net
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park The Friends of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc.
P.O. Box 337
Micanopy, FL 32667-0337
Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee, Inc.
PO Box 807
Inverness, FL 34451
http://www.railstotrailsonline.com/
Manatee Springs State Park Friends of Manatee Springs Parks, Inc.
11650 N.W. 115th Street
Chiefland, FL 32626

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