Friends of

   A Citizen Support Organization                                          

About Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

2019 Board of Directors 

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Promote the use, preservation, and enhancement of 

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.

Thank you for your interest in Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park (Friends). We are excited to have this opportunity to introduce you to our Citizen Support Organization (CSO).  The Friends CSO was organized in 2009 by a group of passionate volunteers who wanted to protect and help sustain the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.  As a CSO, we are a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization with oversight by the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks. 

Soon after the first board meeting, relationships with local government agencies, businesses, and other not-for-profit organizations were established to promote the Friends mission of supporting the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and Hernando County.
Since Friends was created, the CSO has funded the Park's concert stage, the children's playground, LED Christmas lights and synchronizers, new speakers for Buccaneer Bay and the Animal Show, installation of satellite radio at Buccaneer Bay, a new computer system to enhance presentations in the underwater theater, underwater safety equipment, renovations to the guest services building, sign kiosks, landscaping around the park, and so much more.
In 2014, a Master Plan  was adopted for the Park that outlined needed improvements. The Friends mission is to raise funds that will help to offset improvement costs to the state park system and improve Weeki Wachee Springs State Park for generations to come. 
Our fund raising efforts are dedicated to making our beloved Park the thriving, national family attraction it has been since 1947. The Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park volunteers work tirelessly to make this iconic natural spring a destination where families create lifelong memories by experiencing the magic of live mermaids and the Weeki Wachee River.
The Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park governing Board of Directors meets the third Tuesday of each month at 5pm in the Park Administration Building conference room, unless otherwise stated on the Calendar of Events. All are invited to attend.  


A CSO can raise funds, seek and receive grants, accept gifts and bequests of money, as well a tangible property and real property. These funds can provide additional equipment, buildings, programs and renovations according to the needs and plans for the individual park. The overall statewide goal of a CSO is to help our state parks provide interesting, educational and entertaining visitor services.



  • Aventura Nursery & Landscaping
  • Friends of Florida State Parks
  • Southwest Florida Water Management District


Thanks to local businesses or organizations who made recent $100+ donations.


Lauren E. Bauer
Lee Brunell
Melissa and Andrew Cross
Julie & Dave Mendenhall
Fritz Musselman
Jerry & Pam Napp
Rose & Pete Rocco
GeriSue Sanderson
Vicki & Jack Smith
Denise Tenuto
Jake & Sheila Varn
Sonny & Pamela Vergara
Judy & Don Whitehead
Barbara Wynns
Juan Riera

Weeki Wachee 2014 Master Plan

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One of the Park's BEAUTIFUL Peacocks

Contact Us

Physical Address: 6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL 34606

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 5346, Weeki Wachee, FL 34611

Phone: (352) 592-5656


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