Thank you for your interest in Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. The Friends was organized in 2009 by a group of passionate volunteers who wanted to protect and help sustain the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. As a CSO, we are a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization with oversight by the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks.
Soon after the first board meeting, relationships with local government agencies, businesses, and other not-for-profit organizations were established to promote the Friends mission of supporting the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and Hernando County.
Since Friends was created, the CSO 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.