About

The Friends of the County Parks, established in 1988, is a group of concerned citizens joining together to promote financial and community support to the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Department. They develop public awareness of recreation as an important part of day-to-day life.

Funds provided by The Friends of the County Parks are used as a supplement to the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department budget and does not replace allocated tax dollars. These additional funds helps maintain, improve, and enhance services provided by the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department. The Friends of the County Parks enjoys a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit exemption status. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352. Website: www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. Registration Number: CH6738. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State.

Friends of the County Parks meetings are held first Thursday of each month (with the exception of July, August and December) at the Carrolwood Cultural Center at 7PM. For more information please email us at parkfriends@jpg.com.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide funds to Parks and Recreation Department that maintain, improve, and enhance services for youth, special needs and seniors through our community.