The Florida State Parks Foundation is our statewide nonprofit partner supporting the system of state parks. For parks who do not have a Friends Group, the Foundation provides support. The Foundation’s mission is to support and help sustain the Florida Park Service through programs that:
Preserve and protect state parks
Increase universal access to state parks
Educate and bring children to state parks
Educate decision makers about the value of state parks
Encourage community engagement and active use of state parks
Provide financial support for park projects that supplement state and Friends Group funding
The relationship between the Florida Park Service and the Florida State Parks Foundation is an enduring, collaborative, and complementary partnership with the shared vision to preserve, protect and sustain the Florida State Parks; therefore, providing value added benefits to the state of Florida in its entirety.
The Florida State Parks Foundation was founded in 1993 as the Friends of Florida State Parks and in 2018 updated the name.