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Mission Statement

To provide resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources.


The Florida State Park System creates a sense of place and is recognized as containing the best of Florida's diverse natural and cultural heritage sustained for future generations while providing quality and appropriate resource-based recreational opportunities, interpretation and education that help visitors connect to "The Real Florida."

Welcome from Donald V. Forgione, Director Florida Park Service

It is my pleasure to welcome you to our Florida State Parks website. On these pages, you can learn anything you want to know about our 161 Florida State Parks.

History of the Florida State Park System

The sequence of events leading to the establishment of the Division of Recreation and Parks as it exists today.

State Park Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Questions that are asked by many of our callers and those interested in the Florida State Parks.

AmeriCorps Information

The Florida State Parks AmeriCorps program is administered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and operates in Florida's 161 state parks and their surrounding communities. In cooperation with Park staff, local organizations and schools, Florida State Parks AmeriCorps members provide service in the areas of habitat restoration, ADA compliance, prescribed burning, trail maintenance, cultural and historical restoration and environmental education.

Park Information

The Florida State Parks Online Park Guide provides access to state park information by recreational activities, calendar of events, and an alphabetical listing of all parks, etc.

Visit our new Online Park Guide for more information on each individual state park.

Geographically, Florida is a large state with 161 park areas that provide you with quality recreational experiences. Swimming, camping, hiking, fishing or simply reflecting on Florida's natural and cultural resources are but a few of the great opportunities available in Florida State Parks. More than 19.5 million people visited Florida's state parks in 2007-2008.

Festivals & Events

Check out what�s happening in Florida�s award-winning state parks. Whether you are an avid nature lover, a history buff, or simply looking to discover Florida's nature, there�s something happening at a state park near you: nature hikes, wildlife walks, boating events, surfing contests, living history events, musical celebrations, treasure hunts, lighthouse explorations, and much MUCH more.

Bureau of Design and Recreation

The Bureau of Design and Recreation Services handles state park development and renovations.

Phone 850-488-5372
Fax 850-488-3537
3540 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32309

Bureau of Natural and Cultural Resources

The Bureau of Natural and Cultural Resources is the office within the Division of Recreation and Parks that provides advice and technical support for natural and cultural resource management programs throughout the state park system.

Phone 850-245-3104
Fax 850-245-3114
3900 Commonwealth Blvd. MS # 530
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Cultural Resource Management

Phone 850-488-5090
3900 Commonwealth Blvd. MS # 599
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Bureau of Operational Services

The Bureau of Operational Services coordinates the marketing and promotion, training, IRM and networking for the State Parks System and provides administrative support to the Division.

Phone 850-245-3076
Fax 850-245-3091
3900 Commonwealth Blvd. MS # 535
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Office of Park Planning

The Office of Park Planning coordinates the development of park management plans; administers the division's land acquisition activities; maintains park maps and other geographic data on parks, and develops and maintains Florida's comprehensive outdoor recreation plan.

Phone 850-245-3051
Fax 850-245-3074
3900 Commonwealth Blvd. MS # 525
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Office of Budgeting & Operational Compliance Reviews

Phone 850-245-3043
Fax 850-245-3050
3900 Commonwealth Blvd. MS # 540
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Florida State Parks Information Center

Florida State Parks (Email Address)
Tallahassee, Florida (850) 245-2157


Office of Information and Recreation Services
Grants Section
3900 Commonwealth Blvd
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Phone: (850) 245-2501
Fax: (850) 245-3038

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Last updated: July 01, 2015


3900 Commonwealth Blvd • Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Information Line: (850) 245-2157
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