“The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round”

Getting Summer Camp Kids to the Parks

It seems humans have an innate drive to see what’s just around the next corner.  That’s because it’s good for us to get out and explore, meet new people, gain new perspectives…broaden our horizons.

This applies to children the same as adults.  I think more so, because, as we all know, the effects of experiences we have as children often stay with us the rest of our lives.  A lot of what we understand and learn to value (or not) happens in child and young adulthood.  And, so, how can we expect the generation coming up now to know and appreciate Florida’s state parks if ...Read More...

Welcome New 

Chief Executive Officer

The Florida State Parks Foundation announced the hiring of Julia Gill Woodward as its new Chief Executive Officer... Read more...

Legislature Awards Record Funding for Florida’s Environment

The 2019 Florida legislative session is now officially over and so it is a good time to reflect on what happened and what happens next.

The big takeaway is that the Legislature awarded the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) record funding and supported all of Governor DeSantis’s initiatives to do more for Florida’s environment.

“I am pleased the Florida Legislature recognizes the importance of funding projects to... Read more...


Florida State Parks are here for your next adventure! Come on out and enjoy yourself.  

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