MISSION

The mission of the Florida State Parks Foundation is to support and help sustain the Florida Park Service.

The Florida State Parks Foundation supports the entire Florida State Park system through programs that:

  • preserve and protect state parks
  • educate visitors about the value of state parks
  • encourage community engagement and active use of state parks
  • provide financial support to supplement state funding

In coordination with and support of the Florida Park Service, the Florida State Parks Foundation provides education, communication and support services to local citizen support organizations (CSO) to ensure the sustainability, protection, restoration and interpretation of the system of Florida State Parks.


The Florida State Parks Foundation is a nonprofit organization of dedicated members and volunteers who help preserve the natural beauty and resources of the Real Florida for generations to come. 

The Florida State Parks Foundation was founded in 1993 as the Friends of Florida State Parks and in 2018 the name was changed. 

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