Supporting Our Parks Today And For Tomorrow

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The Friends of Sarasota County Parks

  • Phillippi Farmhouse

    October Briefs: The Markets are Back!

    The Friends of Sarasota County Parks, Inc. In This Issue Friends Updates Rico and more Our Friends Gulf Coast Gives You’d Be Perfect SRQ Volunteen === Our Chapters Join the Friends Volunteer! Help us keep our parks clean, safe, and a breath of fresh …

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    Remember to Re-Register with the County!

    Sarasota County’s Volunteer Sarasota Site Goes Live New, quite impressive volunteer communication software is now live on the Sarasota County website. VOLUNTEER Sarasota County has moved to the powerful Volgistics format to organize folks who do volunteer work for the County, and Friends’ members are certainly included. …

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    Oct. 1 is the opening of Phillippi Farmhouse Market’s 6th season

    OPEN WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1! Phillippi Farmhouse Market’s 6th season  Sponsored by Friends of Sarasota County Parks (FOSCP) Local fruits, vegetables, herbs and plants for sale as well as locally prepared foods and local artisans with their creative handicrafts. There will be live music, ample free parking, and friendly …

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  • Deadlike Dog

    Two Paw Parks are Looking Better than Ever

    Sue Nielson of Friends of the Paw Parks shared this update: With the encouragement of Friends of the Paw Parks, Sarasota County Parks and Recreation have made some very nice improvements to two of our paw parks – Arlington and Lakeview. At Arlington, the need for shade is …

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    Perspectives on extending the Legacy Trail

    The Friends of the Legacy Trail (FLT) Chapter seeks to connect the existing trail from its current north end (near Culverhouse Nature Park) to downtown Sarasota – a distance of eight miles.   One can identify many good reasons for this — collateral benefits to health, …

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  • Owl And Baby

    “Who cooks for you?” – An owlish tale by Kathryn Dow

    “Who Cooks For You?” A story about A Barred Owl and her Owlet by Kathryn Dow I have lived in Sarasota for a brief year and thoroughly enjoy the abundance of beauty and birding opportunities this area has to offer. There are numerous parks to …

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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?