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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    Stars at Red Bug – August in our Parks

    A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events Demonstration Garden Tours at Shamrock Park Master gardener volunteers will be giving free demonstration garden tours and advice on Florida gardening. Meet at the central garden area near the Nature Center. Thursday, August 6, 9 -10 a.m.   Shamrock Park and …

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    Patterson Foundation Mission Ignition

          The Friends of Sarasota County Parks, a partner of the Sarasota County Department of Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, is pleased to announce that our organization has been selected by The Patterson Foundation to participate in Margin & Mission Ignition, an 18-month-long initiative under the guidance of No …

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    SCOPE: What is an Age-Friendly Community?

    From John McCarthy of S.C.O.P.E.:   At the recent Universal Design Coalition Forum held at the headquarters of the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee, I was reminded of how much our built environment influences our personal livability, comfort and enjoyment.  By incorporating simple “Universal …

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    Friends Newsletter 7.15: Volunteer Today

    Friends of Sarasota County Parks, Inc. Become a Volunteer Today! In This Issue Volunteer Today! New Initiatives Reaching and Teaching A Poem Chapters Earn with Pavers Your Chapter can earn when someone buys a Siesta Beach Paver Read on… Friends of Sarasota County Parks, Inc. …

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    July in our Parks

    A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events   Your Input is Important: Parks, Preserves and Recreation Road Map for the Future Sarasota County is developing a Parks, Preserve and Recreation Master Plan in conjunction with the cities, which will become the road map for …

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    Help Me Play!

    Great to report that this initiative from Gulf Coast Gives has been fully funded! Send two Special Kids to Therapeutic Camp at Oak Park School, a joint effort with Sarasota County Parks. The summer program runs in conjunction with summer school, offering a full day …

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Volunteer Opportunities

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