Silver Springs Dedicates First-Ever Wheelchair-Accessible Glass Bottom Boat

The Florida State Parks Foundation commissioned Lay, Pitman & Associates Naval Architects to design the 37-foot boat, which includes a flat deck and spacious aisles providing easy and convenient access for wheelchairs. It is also equipped with an induction-loop system that assists passengers using hearing aids to listen to the captain's narration...READ MORE 


Brand New Florida State Parks Specialty Plate Now Available!

Our brand new Florida State Parks Specialty Plates are now available for pre-order! The revenue collected from this plate will benefit the Foundation's efforts to protect, preserve, sustain and grow our award winning parks. Pre-Orders are available for purchase by clicking here or by visiting your local county Tax Collector's office.

Florida Power & Light Grant Provides Accessible Tram at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park 

A six-person wheelchair accessible electric tram is in service at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park thanks to a substantial grant from Florida Power & Light Company (FPL).  The $22,000 grant to the Florida State Parks Foundation was made available through FPL’s charitable arm, the NextEra Energy Foundation...READ MORE






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