Supporting Our Parks Today And For Tomorrow

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The Friends of Sarasota County Parks

  • Parks Roadmap Scaled

    Help Chart the Future Parks of Sarasota April 6, 7, 8

    Join in the Conversation to plan the Parks, Preserves and Recreation Road Map for the Future.

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  • Tour De Parks

    March 2015 Letter from the Friends

    There’s a lot going on, a lot to see, do, volunteer for. Don’t just read the newsletter, get involved in the parks, recreation, and open lands of Sarasota County – we’ve got it all! The Friends of Sarasota County Parks, Inc. In This Issue Happenings …

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    Culverhouse Chemistry: An organic garden at work

    The multi-faceted Culverhouse Community Garden has developed a new composting process, and it’s producing what the gardeners say is superior soil for organic gardening. The process specifically involves a series of bins and some chemistry, but there’s another chemistry as well — that of a …

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  • Bird Park

    March Adventures in Sarasota’s Parks

    A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events Jazz in the Park Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the jazz! FREE admission and FREE parking Performing are: – International Jazz violinist Doug Cameron and the Mike Moran Trio – Riverview High School Jazz …

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    The Benderson Events and Training Schedule for 2015

    A lot is happening at Nathan Benderson Park: The Pentathlon, Viking Boats, Triathlon, American Youth Cup, FIRA Rowing Regatta and much more!  

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  • Legacy Trail Opening

    Community Crowdfunds Legacy Trail Study: $72,000!

     Community Crowdfunding: Individuals, Organizations, and Businesses Donate Over $72,000 to Match Public Funding for Current Feasibility Review VENICE, FL (January 13, 2015) – With gifts ranging from $10 to several thousand dollars, hundreds of community members have chipped in to help pay for a feasibility study …

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Friends of Sarasota County Parks Mission Statement:
Our mission is to promote, enhance and maintain community support for Sarasota County parks and public recreational lands through activities, fund raising, and volunteer efforts.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Watch this area for specific ways to help our parks. Have a few hours to give?