We’re very lucky to have a dedicated group of people who see the value and need for a robust, healthy parks program in our county. The nonprofit Friends of the County Parks started in 1988 to promote financial and community support to our Parks & Recreation department.
Their mission is to provide funds that help maintain, improve, and enhance services for young people, those with special needs, and seniors.
Some of the activities they help sponsor are:
• Tampa Bay Senior Games (link tba)
• Spring Soccer Challenge
• Volunteer appreciation dinner
• Paralympic Sports Tampa Bay (link tba)
• Therapeutic dances
• Pickleball tournaments
• Scholarships for summer camps
Monthly meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, except for July, August and December, when there are no meetings.
• Peter Fowler – President
• Jan Smith – Vice President
• Katherine Tabor – Treasurer
• Mary Fowler – Secretary
• Tom Aderhold
• Joan Bookman
• Martha Bradley
• Dianne Cox
• Betty Fitterman
• Lois Kessler
• Jeff Mauch