There is cause for celebration for all Florida State Park staff,
visitors and Friends groups! The Gold Medal Award for
Excellence in the management of state park systems was
recently celebrated at Lake Louisa State Park where park
officials gathered in recognition of this unprecedented honor.
Florida is the only park system in the USA to claim title to three
Gold Medal awards.
“The fact that the Florida Park Service has won this prestigious
national award three times, while no other state has ever
won twice shows the dedication of our employees and volunteers to manage the resources that provide vast
opportunities for Floridians and visitors to enjoy our natural resources,” said Florida DEP Secretary Herschel
Vinyard. Secretary Vinyard, Representative Bryan Nelson and Florida Parks Director Donald Forgione were on hand for the gathering where a large group was assembled for the recognition event.
Since 1935, Florida’s Park Service has been working to provide recreational activities for the community, while preserving, protecting, interpreting and restoring natural resources in the state.
CONGRATULATIONS TO US ALL!