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.Friends of the County Parks meetings are held first Thursday of each month. For more information please call the administrative office at 813-744-5595.Board Members: Pete Fowler, PresidentJan Smith, Vice PresidentDavid Braun, Vice PresidentKatherine Tabor, Treasurer
All donations made to The Friends of Hillsborough County Parks are
100% tax-deductible. No goods or services are provided in
exchange for your donation.
Our Federal Tax ID number (also known as an EIN, Employer
Identification Number) is
​provided when you donate and
Hillsborough County Parks are a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization.
If you want to join the Friends of Hillsborough County Parks, select
the document that says "annual membership."
If you want to give to the Friends of Hillsborough County Parks
general fund, allowing the oversight board to allocate for the
projects they see as necessary, select the document that says
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