Friends of Lovers Key State Park

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


In the Media

The News-Press: Sand, songs, sunset are perfect combination at Lovers Key

Andrea Stetson captured the spirit of the Lovers Key Songwriters at Sunset Series in her recent News-Press article. You can almost feel the enjoyment of attending one of the concerts when you read her descriptions and the quotes from attendees, including our own Shelley-Sue Williams and Judy Greenwood.

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The performances are held in the large gazebo located right on the park’s south beach. (Photo: Special to The News-Press)

FOLKS Give Energy to Lovers Key

Your donations and dues help FOLKS to help the park


FOLKS recently donated funds to Lovers Key State Park to purchase 14 deep cell golf cart batteries and a riding mower clutch. These much needed items were requested by Matt Kruse, Assistant Park Manager, at our recent FOLKS Board Meeting and unanimously approved. This is one example of how your donations and membership dues can help FOLKS to help the park. Thank you for helping us to help the park!

Songwriters at Sunset Concert Series returns!

Concerts are the first Thursday of each month


The second season of these popular monthly acoustic concerts has begun.  Local artists perform their original music at the Gazebo on the beach. Like last year, each concert starts about 2 hours before sunset, and there are different musicians each month.

Read more on our Events page >>

New Date for Star Gazing on the Beach with the Everglades Astronomical Society

January 19, 2017, 5:30 PM


Join us on the beach by the gazebo for an up close look at the night sky! Members from the Everglades Astronomical Society, a group of amateur astronomers, will be on hand with multiple large telescopes to observe the night sky with us on the beach at Lovers Key.

Read more on our Events page >>

The FOLKS Members Annual Meeting Coming next month

Members, mark your calendar for January 24, 2017, 6:30 PM


The FOLKS Annual Meeting will be held at The Fort Myers Beach Woman's Club. There will be a very interesting presentation from Shy Wolf Sanctuary. This is a Members Only event, but members may bring a friend. Refreshments will be provided. (map)

Read more on our Events page >>

2017 Dates and times set for 3 popular FOLKS events

Valentines Vow Renewal, Nautical Flea Market and Boat Show, and 12th Turtle Trot


Hot off the presses are the dates and times for these 3 great events!
Valentines Vow Renewal continues to celebrate with twice the fun!
Second Annual Nautical Flea Market and Boat Show is no April fool!
FOLKS 12th Annual Turtle Trot 5K runs (or walks or rides) again!

Read about each event on our Events page >>

Turtle Tracks Newsletter Archives

Winter 2015 Newsletter
Calling Volunteers, Volunteer Spotlight on Jack Delancy, Manatees, Upcoming Events

Fall 2015 Newsletter
Images of Nature Photo Week, Volunteer Spotlight, Creature Feature, Upcoming Events

Summer 2015 Newsletter
Meet Chip, the Gopher tortoise, Photo Contest, Osprey, Recent Events, Volunteer Spotlight

Spring 2015 Newsletter
Gopher tortoises, Volunteer Spotlight, Vow Renewal Photos, Upcoming Events

Winter 2014 Newsletter
Record-breaking Visitors,  Members Mingle, Leave a Legacy

Summer 2014 Newsletter
New Junior Ranger Program, Cookbook Fundraiser, Question Corner

Spring 2014 Newsletter
 9th Annual Turtle Trot, American Pickers – Lovers Key Version