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Lovers Key State Park

Friends of Lovers Key State Park

Together, we protect, preserve and support Lovers Key State Park

Feel the Love

FOLKS is a non-profit citizen support organization (CSO) established to protect, preserve and support Lovers Key State Park.

We raise money to help the park, and volunteer time to repair fences, take out invasive plants, drive the tram, give lectures, work the gate and create podcasts.

We encourage you to join us in supporting our favorite state park. Get involved by becoming a member, volunteer or donor and bring your friends and family to our special events. Together, we can preserve our Florida coastal legacy and ensure that it is available for future generations.

FOLKS Future

A Vision for the Future

For the next year, we will be actively fund raising so that we can help the Florida Park Service build a state of the art visitor center to welcome the guests and show off what Lovers Key State Park has to offer. Find out how you can helpJoin in the Capital Campaign

Upcoming Events

All programs begin at 10:00 am. Reservations: 239-463-4588

Beach Walk and Estuary Tour
Thursday, December 4 

Walk on the Wild Side
Friday, December 5

Great Outdoor Adventure Day
Saturday, December 6

Lovers Key Fishing Clinic
Tuesdays, December 9 and 23

Beginning Birding
Thursday, December

Black Island Bike Tour
Friday, December

Manatees and Dolphins Talk
Thursday, December 18

Estuary Wading Trip
Friday, December 26 

Click on the events page for details! 


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9th Annual Turtle Trot on May 10th
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We Love our Sponsors and Business Partners

Meet our sponsors and business partners. Working together we will reach our goals and realize our FOLKS major project: A Visitor Center for Lovers Key State Park!


FOLKS Photo Contest

camera.pngHave a favorite Lovers Key State Park photo you’ve taken? Love to take pictures? The Friends of Lovers Key (FOLKS) is hosting a photo contest! 

One of the winning photos will be used as the cover of our cook book to be published in 2015. Proceeds will go to the Visitors Center fund.

$10 per photo entered, no limit on number of photos you can submit, deadline is January 31. We are looking forward to seeing all of your pictures! GOOD LUCK!
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Great Outdoors Adventure Day

Great Outdoors Adventure Day — Oct 20, 2014

Come Join us to Get Outside and Play! Lovers Key State Park Great Outdoor Adventure Day, Saturday- December 6th, 2014., 10 AM - 3 PM. Experience all the outdoor fun Lovers Key has to offer!

Thanks to the Martin Foundation

Thanks to the Martin Foundation — Jul 8, 2014

The Friends of Lovers Key State Park would like to acknowledge a $20,000 grant from The Martin Foundation. The funds are specifically focused on assisting with the initial plans of the Capital Campaign for the Visitor Center at Lovers Key State Park. The money will be applied toward Board training, marketing materials, design of educational exhibits and preliminary architectural work for the Visitor Center.

2014 Turtle Trot Breaks Record

2014 Turtle Trot Breaks Record — May 23, 2014

Over 600 people participated in the 9th annual Turtle Trot May 10th at Lovers Key State Park. They crossed the finish line at the beach-side pavilion and enjoyed refreshments, awards, and a dip in the gulf.

The Power of Love

The Power of Love — Feb 24, 2014

The Naples News covered the story of Charles and Mary Wright's vow renewal as part of the story "The power of love: Couples across SWFL celebrate Valentine's Day."

Love at Lovers Key 2014

Love at Lovers Key 2014 — Jan 14, 2014

Love is always in the air at Lovers Key but even more so on Valentine’s Day. Couples are invited to join us in the park for our special 5th Annual Vow Renewal Ceremony at the Gazebo on the beach.




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