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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 Name CSO Namesort ascending CSO Address
Big Lagoon State Park Friends of Pensacola State Parks, Inc.
12301 Gulf Beach Highway
Pensacola , FL 32507
Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park Friends of Pensacola State Parks, Inc.
12301 Gulf Beach Highway
Pensacola, FL 32507
Gainesville-to-Hawthorne State Trail Friends of Paynes Prairie, Inc.
100 Savannah Boulevard
Micanopy, FL 32667
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Friends of Paynes Prairie, Inc.
100 Savannah Boulevard
Micanopy, FL 32667
Oscar Scherer State Park Friends of Oscar Scherer Park,Inc.
1843 S. Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229
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
River Rise Preserve State Park Friends of O'Leno
P.O. Box 2879
High Springs, FL 32643
friendsofoleno@windstream.net
Fanning Springs State Park Friends of Manatee Springs Parks, Inc.
11650 N.W. 115th Street
Chiefland, FL 32626
Nature Coast State Trail Friends of Manatee Springs Parks, Inc.
11650 N.W. 115th Street
Chiefland, FL 32626

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