A Year-End and New Year Appeal

There are more reasons to protect and preserve our parks than we can simply list, but here are a few!

Find the donate button at upper right to help our year-end fund drive –




Dear Friends,


This is how it starts.


You pass a lush green area that quietly calls out, “Come here, find a space for your car or bike, sit on a bench, and enjoy the natural wonders of your PARK.”



[clearboth]Your children or grandchildren want to go to the amazing playground at one of our County PARKS.


Your children and the neighborhood kids playing on the youth athletic leagues at the PARKS.



You and your friends are eager for a rousing game of pickle ball at the PARKS.


You and your loyal companion have a PAW play time at the PARK.


Long workweeks seem tolerable given your upcoming weekend bike riding and hiking plans at the PARK.[clearboth]


Outdoor concerts, community gardens, picnics, swimming, camps, free play, all PART of your life at our County PARKS.[clearboth]




Annually, the Friends of Sarasota County Parks enriches the lives of thousands of people of all ages by raising funds and recruiting volunteers for programs and projects at our County PARKS. Our efforts support our mission…to protect, preserve and enhance our PARKS, today and tomorrow.


We need your help. There are no membership fees to support our efforts. Our continuing success is funded by you in the form of contributions, paver donations and memorial tributes.


Your tax deductible gift will go a long way to support the Friends of Sarasota County Parks and our efforts to make our PARK system, the best ever, now and in the future.




Please click on Donate in the upper right corner of this and every page. Make a difference today and for tomorrow. [clearboth]


Please contact Carol Kranitz at carolfoscp@gmail.com or 941-548-6152 with your PARK questions, specific projects, memorials and tributes or volunteering. [clearboth]


Andy Gerberich, President

Terry Redman, Immediate Past President