January is for Playing in Parks

Start the year off with a meteor shower! Hi thee to Phillippi Farmhouse! Explore the changes of the seasons and experience serendipity with the Friends of Sarasota County Parks! A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events. Quatranid Meteor Shower...

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Happy Holidays from the Friends

May your days be filled with peace, hope, and joy this holiday season.As always, thank you for your love of parks, environmental awareness, and volunteer spirit!Sincerely, The Friends of Sarasota County Parks Evolving Friends We're still all about our parks....

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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...

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Hike, Bike, Learn, Play in December

A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events. 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 Demonstration Garden near the Nature...

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Catch up with Sarasota’s Fluttering Friends

Download the entire issue of the Sarasota County Butterfly Club here. Feature image: By fesoj - Otakárek fenyklový [Papilio machaon] Uploaded by ComputerHotline, CC BY 2.0

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Outings with the Lemon Bay Conservancy

Exploring wildflowers, waterways, birds, tidal marshes and much more with the Lemon Bay Conservancy More about the Conservancy here. Download the original message here. Regular excursions through the Season (See below for location guide): Wildflower Preserve Ecology & Habitat Restoration (WF),...

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October’s Wild Things at Lemon Bay

Carolina Asters, Moonwalk, Serendipity at Shamrock, Toddlers at Urfer - Sarasota's Parks have something for everybody. A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events. Explore Nature with Your Toddler  At Urfer Family Park Bring your toddler to connect with nature...

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Our Farmers Markets are back!

The 2016-17 season of the Phillippi Farmhouse Market and the Englewood Farmers Market HAS BEGUN! BETTER THAN EVER!! Welcome back all the vendors - your favorites as well as new ones. There will be lots of local fruits and vegetables,...

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HOWL-O-WEEN is Coming . . .

HOWL-O-WEEN is coming on Saturday, October 15 at Ed Smith Stadium. The games begin at 5 pm, followed by a parade and a showing of the movie "Hotel Transylvania" (rated PG)

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Thank you for our successful Giving Challenge

The 2016 Giving Challenge was an outstanding success. You, our community, came out in force! Our tentative totals are way past last year, and with the matching gifts, this will be a great gift for our parks. Thank you!

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