As Governor of the great state of Florida, I am honored to welcome you to our award-winning Florida State Parks. Because of our focus to make Florida’s park system the best in the country, more people than ever before are flocking to our state to enjoy Florida’s natural beauty. Here in Florida, we are investing historic funding in our environment and making continued investments in our park service, to keep these incredible places pristine for visitors to enjoy now and for years to come. Thanks to this record funding, combined with the hard work of our Florida Park Service, Florida State Parks is the only park system in the U.S. to win three gold medals from the National Recreation and Park Association, while no other state has even been awarded more than one. I encourage all Floridians and visitors to take advantage of our prized properties and enjoy the best our state has to offer.