Friends of Rainbow Springs State Park

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The Friends of Rainbow Springs State Park, Inc. (FORS) exists to promote community interest in Rainbow Springs State Park and to assist in the Florida Park Service mission of providing resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources.

The organized volunteer effort at Rainbow Springs State Park began in 1990 immediately following the purchase of the site of what once had been a commercial attraction. Volunteers cleared the old gardens of more than 15 years of debris and weed and exotic plant growth, uncovering walkways throughout the park area. They also did repairs to make the existing facilities usable. In 1992 the volunteers were allowed to open the park on a weekend only basis.

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