TREK TEN TRAILS Program selected as
the winning event for Florida Greenways
and Trails Month 2007 for its outstanding
concept in leading people outside to enjoy
their natural surroundings and experience
the healthy benefits of becoming a regular
Friends of the Parks president Marian Ryan accepts INNOVATIVE MARKETING AWARD
presented by Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing for the Foundation's Trek Ten Trails
Program. Trek Ten Trails Steering Committee members attending the awards luncheon
(left to right) Kathy Kibler, Susan King, Beth Bodenstein, Marian Ryan, Don Hillman, Glenda
Mink, and Robbie Shields.
FRIENDS OF THE PARKS FOUNDATION
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.
SUPPORT OUR PARKS, TRAILS AND WATERWAYS
Friends of the Parks is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, established
to promote and support public parks and recreation activities within
Polk County. Help ensure our children always have safe places to play
outdoors - where Mother Nature lives. Make a tax deductible donation
at any MAGNIFY Credit Union location.
Make a Minimum $100 Donation and receive “Circle B Reflections” a Limited
Edition Art Print by Wildlife Artist Thomas Brooks. Call 863.534.4340 or e-mail
Friends of the Parks for details.
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Polk County offers many opportunities for fun, adventure and relaxation in its parks. You
can run, walk, bike, ride horses, visit historic sites, participate in all types of organized
sports and water recreation and enjoy nature.
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.
Join Thomas Brooks: “By supporting the Friends of the Parks Foundation you’ll be ensuring
that parks will be here for our children to grow and be inspired.”
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