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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 descending CSO Name CSO Address
Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park Friends of Franklin County State Parks
P.O. Box 144
Eastpoint, FL 32328
Dudley Farm Historic State Park Friends of Dudley Farm
18730 W. Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL 32661
Dunns Creek State Park Friends of Dunns Creek State Park
1600 Twigg Street
Palatka, FL 32177
Eden Gardens State Park Friends of Eden
181 Eden Gardens Road
Santa Rosa Beach , FL 32459
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park The Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park
465 Wakulla Park Drive
Wakulla Springs, FL 32327
Egmont Key Egmont Key Alliance, Inc.
P. O. Box 66238
St. Petersburg Beach, FL , FL 33736
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park, Inc.
4150 S. Suncoast Blvd.
Homosassa, FL 34446
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Estero Bay Buddies
700-1 Fisherman's Wharf
Ft Myers Beach, FL 33931
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Friends of Fakahatchee State Preserve, Inc.
PO Box 35
Everglades City, FL 34139
Fanning Springs State Park Friends of Manatee Springs Parks, Inc.
11650 N.W. 115th Street
Chiefland, FL 32626