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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    POW! Parks and Rec Month is Here!

    Ready to discover your super powers? July is Park and Recreation Month! Come out to our parks – see, learn new skills, meet fun people and have more fun!  Here’s what’s going on – read our monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events.   Get …

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    Knight Trail Park Closed for Summer

    Knight Trail Pistol and Rifle Range will temporarily close for improvements this summer, from June 27 to Sept. 30.

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    See you Wednesday Oct. 5th!

    SEE YOU WEDNESDAY OCT 5TH! We are off for the summer… That’s right…the Phillippi Farmhouse Market is closed for the season. The market features local produce and the growing season in Southwest Florida extends from October through April. All the market vendors are taking a little break and …

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    Thanks for all the help!

    Shade is Good is in start-up mode. We are grateful to all our supporters who are helping us stand on our feet. Our new Website is coming, with Shade is Good products, very soon!  

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    Friends Launch Shade is Good at Fast Pitch

    The Friends of Sarasota County Parks launched their entrepreneurial community enterprise, Shade Is Good, at the October 8th Fast Pitch session of No Margin No Mission, supported by The Patterson Foundation. “For more than a dozen years, I have been a volunteer leader helping nonprofits try to …

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    Why Shade is Good

    by Carol Kranitz Nonprofit organizations — whether focusing on helping the homeless, providing better socialization activities for our aging adults, offering great cultural events or WORKING to IMPROVE and ENHANCE our community parks — all have ONE common operating challenge, the need to raise funds. …

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Volunteer Opportunities

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