Click image to enlarge.Shade Is Good: Helping To Fight Skin Cancer is a social enterprise project of the Friends of Sarasota County, Inc. The net profits help fund the purchase and installation of shade structures at Sarasota County youth athletic fields and recreational areas.

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FOSCP recognized for support of parks, recreation, health, public lands

The Friends of Sarasota County Parks received a Certificate of Recognition for its decade and more of support for our public parks, recreational facilities,...

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Poetry, plants, wild things in February’s Parks

An amazing variety of things to do in February beginning with a poet-naturalist's tour of Lemon Bay Park, from Sarasota County's Parks people.  ...

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A bounty of greens

Phillippi Farmhouse Market News Greetings! Market vendors and FRIENDS OF SARASOTA COUNTY PARKS are looking forward to a great market season in 2017. Winter...

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New Products


Perfect out and about hat. Wide 4″ brim, 45>UV protection, cotton/nylon combo, cotton terry inside sweatband for absorbency



The perfect hat for any day activity. The extra long bill with green lining protects your face from harmful UV rays. Adjustable back band makes this SunShield hat one size fits most.



Walking, Paddling and just out having FUN.  The 2 in 1 Hydration and Mist bottle is YOUR perfect companion.


BPA-free steel water bottle with special dog drinking spout.

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