Thank you for your interest in the Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. The citizen support organization (CSO) was formed in 2009 by a group of passionate volunteers who wanted to protect and sustain Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. The CSO is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with oversight by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Recreation and Parks.
Soon after the first board meeting, the group established relationships with local government agencies, businesses and nonprofit organizations to promote the CSO's mission of supporting Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and Hernando County.
The friends group has funded the park's concert stage; the children's playground; LED Christmas lights and synchronizers; new speakers for Buccaneer Bay and the animal show; installation of satellite radio at Buccaneer Bay; a new computer system to enhance presentations in the underwater theater; underwater safety equipment; renovations to the guest services building; sign kiosks; landscaping around the park and so much more.