At The Friends, we love our park, visitors, and local community! We strive to provide the best possible experience to our guests as if they were our family. The Friends, along with our community members, business partners, and generous donations help to keep Jonathan Dickinson State Park one of the most beautiful state parks in South Florida!
Come on in, join us, and be a part of the
The park provides a vast array of activities for all ages including:
Welcome Back Firefest 2021!
Firefest is our fall community family event to celebrate Florida's relationship with fire. Come and join us to learn about the importance of prescribed fire (controlled burns), safety awareness, and how important fire truly is to our local wildlife and community. Join us for a day of live fire demos, hayrides, swamp buggy tours through the park, pumpkin patches, campfires, food and drinks, ghost tours, and much more!
Saturday October 16, 2021
1 pm - 9 pm
Kimbell Education Center
Click HERE to visit the official Firefest Website.
Volunteer at Jonathan Dickinson State Park for a meaningful experience! You will be challenged and satisfied by matching your skills and interests to the needs of the Park.
As a volunteer you will:
Use your talents to help preserve our natural resources
We provide orientation, training, Workers’ Compensation coverage and volunteer recognition events and awards.
All donations to The Friends and Club Scrub go towards maintaining and upgrading our beautiful park, and our annual fundraising projects. Your donations help to keep the hiking and biking trails clean and clear, they buy supplies for educational programs and events, put on new and exciting programs for our community, fund major park projects and enhancements, animal habitat and plant community restoration, general office supplies for park staff, and much more. We would not be able to do any of this without your charitable contributions and memberships to The Friends and Club Scrub.