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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The Friends of Sarasota County Parks

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    Serendipity and Snakes in September!

    Our monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events. You’re Invited! Grand Opening Celebration of the Youth Athletic Complex – SRQ BMX Park! Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of the Youth Athletic Complex – SRQ BMX Park in Sarasota. After a short presentation and ribbon …

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    Giving Challenge 2016 – Mark your calendars!

    The 2016 Giving Challenge — the most successful giving event in Sarasota — runs September 20-21, 2016 NOON to NOON     Friends of Sarasota County Parks, Inc. provides support to our community PARKS, we continue to partner with many of you on environmental stewardship and …

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    Community Comes Together to Fight Skin Cancer

    August 1, 2016, Twin Lakes Park The Friends of Sarasota County Parks in partnership with Sarasota County Department of Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, Sarasota Sun Devils Football/Cheer Association, Publix Charities and Apollo Sunguard, Inc., proudly recognized the community partners and supporters who translated a …

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    Get Involved!

    In just seven months, our volunteers and community partners have contributed more than 103,500 hours, equivalent to $2.38 MILLION worth of dedicated care to improving our quality of life. Care to join us? Here’s how.

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  • Sarasota Veterans Memorial Roof

    Our Three Veterans Memorials Could Use a Little Help

    We are very grateful to our local Foundations, volunteers and County parks staff for their assistance in designing, constructing and maintaining three areas dedicated to our Veterans. The Patriot Plaza at the Sarasota National Cemetery (see photos below) located on Clark Road is a great example …

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    Go Outside and Play in August!

    Tour the gardens at Shamrock Park, explore submerged habitats at Lemon Bay, attend the grand opening of the BMX Park — in short, go outside and play! Our monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events. Demonstration Garden Tour at Shamrock Park   Join the master gardener …

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Volunteer Opportunities

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