Manager's Message

Mark Abrizenski, Park Manager

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Mark Abrizenski, Park Manager

I am extremely honored to be the new park manager at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. Built in 1947, Weeki Wachee Springs is one of Florida’s original roadside attractions and has been a member of the Florida State Park family since 2008.

The center of the park is a first-magnitude spring, where 117-million gallons of fresh spring water emit from the aquifer at the main-spring. This same spring is also home of the world-famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids, where live performances take place every day, and viewed by our park guests through the windows of a 400-seat theater, embedded into the spring.

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park has much to offer families of all ages. In addition to the mermaid performances, the park also offers a river boat ride, wildlife program, and swimming in the pristine waters at Buccaneer Bay, Florida’s only spring-fed waterpark. The park is still undergoing renovations, so we hope to have these activities open in the very near future.

If adventure is what you’re seeking, guests have the opportunity to kayak the tranquil waterway of the Weeki Wachee River through the services of our concessionaire, Weeki Fresh Water Adventures. This journey provides the natural beauty of the river, and the wildlife which inhabit it. Reservations are required to embark on this adventure.

Please call the park at 352-592-5656, as we reach capacity most everyday of the summer by 10 a.m., if not earlier. I hope you enjoy the park and look forward to seeing all you at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park!