Supporting Our Parks Today And For Tomorrow

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The Friends of Sarasota County Parks

  • Walton Ranch Property

    Name that Tract!

    You could be the one who names a piece of natural beauty that’s destined to bring tourists to Sarasota County. The Walton Ranch site (+/-3,760 acres) was acquired in 2010 for its conservation values of ranchland, forest land, natural habitats and water resources. The site …

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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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  • Moon

    Nature Events in Sarasota’s Parks for February 2015

    Lots of varied activities – from moon walks to bicycling to the Surrey rides on the Trail! A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events This Saturday! FIRE FEST 2015! Prescribed Burn Demos – live! Special guest speakers Fire equipment on display Helicopter water drop …

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  • Benderson 2015 Image

    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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  • Screech Owls

    Friends’ News: February 2015 Edition

    The Friends of Sarasota County Parks, Inc. In This Issue FireFest Fun Happenings this month A few more things Volunteer! Help us keep our parks clean, safe, and a breath of fresh air for all the people of Sarasota. Quick Links News Clicking on the images …

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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?