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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    Seasons & Serendipity: Our Parks in June

    Demonstration Garden Tour at Shamrock Park   Join the master gardener volunteers as they provide free demonstration garden tours and advice on Florida gardening. Meet at the central garden area near the Nature Center. Thursday, June 2, 9 a.m. Shamrock Park and Nature Center Demonstration Garden area 3900 …

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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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    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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    Legacy closing times in May

    The Legacy Trail will be closed for maintenance periodically throughout the month of May. Sections of between 1 to 3 miles will be closed for periods of 1 to 5 days, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The trail will be open on weekends 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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Volunteer Opportunities

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