Bigger Better Tot Lot at Urfer


Thanks to the generosity of some very special people, the Tot Lot at Urfer Family Park has just been upgraded!

Robert and Gail Davies approached parks staff in April to express their desire to fund a project at the park. In her former role as a Guardian Ad Litem, Gail used to bring “her children” to the park and loved watching the children on the playgrounds. The Davies’ daily travels brought them by the park on a regular basis and seeing children having fun on the playgrounds brought them joy. This inspired them to act upon their emotions, which resulted in a donation to the Friends of Sarasota County Parks with the goal of enhancing the Tot Lot playground.


This section of the playground is rated for ages 2 to 5-year-olds, and now boasts a large bumblebee climbing toy, three flower-themed step-stools and a cave/climbing feature. All of these are being well-used and enjoyed by the children of our community.

Heartfelt thanks to this wonderful couple for their outreach, inspiration and generosity.