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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    Kids! Help Design a Park!

    This is your chance to design a park that’s for kids! Come out Saturday June 25th and help make Tuscano Park as fun as it can be! Fun creating a fun park! Design Tuscano Park!

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    Seasons & Serendipity: Our Parks in June

    From Mangroves to spiders, from Shamrock Park to Lemon Bay, Sarasota County has it all going on in its parks, recreational facilities, and nature reserves. Check out the family-friendly archaeological event at Phillippi of yore, or search for flowers at Curry Creek! == Demonstration Garden …

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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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    Explore Life in 500 BC

      Explore life in 500 B.C. at Phillippi Estate Park   Edson Keith Mansion to host free, family-friendly archaeology event on Saturday, June 25 The June 25 archaeology event at Phillippi Estate Park will include hands-on demonstrations of atlatls, tools used by the Manasota Indians who …

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    Still time to play in May!

    Full Moon Walk at Pocono Trail PreserveJoin Sarasota County Environmental Specialist, Jeff Weber, on a special moonlit hike at Pocono Trail Preserve to experience the mystery and intrigue of our natural areas after dark. Look and listen for twilight sights and sounds and learn about …

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Volunteer Opportunities

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