The Florida Park Service is one of the largest in the country with 175 state parks, trails and historic sites. The Park Service is also the first four-time winner of the Gold Medal honoring the nation’s best state park system. Our state’s amazing climate allows year-round park access to all kinds of activities in all kinds of environments including rivers, springs, beaches, trails, historical sites, museums, art shows and lighthouses. More than 1,000 park employees and over 30,000 volunteers maintain nearly 800,000 acres and 100 miles of white, sandy beaches and welcome more than 32 million visitors each. Fifty-eight of Florida’s 67 counties boast having a state park in their boundaries.
The exhibit at Florida House features stunning images of 25 parks as well as a booklet, “Protecting Florida’s Best Places”. In the display cabinet you’ll see just accessories and uniforms from just a few of the many activities at our beautiful parks.
Florida House is open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday and is free to the public.
Thank you to curators Robert Barrett and Heather Shuke-Nelson of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks.