About FOP
Polk County Parks and Rec.
515 East Boulevard Street
Bartow,  FL 33830
Friends of the Parks Foundation is a
non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation,
established to promote and support
public parks and recreation activities in
Polk County, Florida and to promote gifts
and donations from individuals,
organizations and private industry.
sites, participate in all types of organized sports and water recreation and enjoy nature.Polk County offers many opportunities for fun,
adventure and relaxation in its parks.  You can run, walk, bike, ride horses, visit historic

Parks have always been important to Polk County, but parks and recreation needs cannot be met through public funding alone.  Help
is needed to enhance and maintain our parks as assets that you can be proud to share with family, friends and visitors.

Friends of the Parks can:
•        Secure funds for parks and recreation programs.
•        Provide a medium for discussion and an opportunity for citizens to get involved.
•        Promote public awareness of the value and benefit of parks.
•        Encourage the acquisition of green spaces and the enhancement of public parks.
•        And assist with special events and ongoing projects.

In order for donated goods, services and funds to be designated to specific parks or projects, Friends of the Parks can establish
dedicated sub-accounts.  For instance, Mosaic Peace River Park is one of those sub-accounts.  Any donation contemplated by your
organization can be specifically designated for and spent at the park or project you choose.  Donations are tax deductible to the extent
allowed by applicable law.

November 17, 2015
January 12, 2016
March 8, 2016
May 10, 2016
July 12, 2016


September 13, 2016

Meetings Begin 8:30 AM

Board Meeting Location
Polk County Parks and

Conference Room

515 East Boulevard Street
Bartow, FL 33830
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1391
Bartow, FL 33831-1391
Marian Ryan, President           
Amee Bailey, Vice President
Robbie Shields, Secretary
Deena Wilbur,Treasurer  
Board of Directors 2014-15

Donna Jones