Explore Jacksonville's Wilderness Parks
Who We Are
We’re the friends group to the wilderness parks.
We’re the nonprofit dedicated to preserving, promoting, and enhancing Jacksonville’s natural areas through community engagement, education and enjoyment. We are committed to connecting our community to the wilderness parks and preserves of the Greater Jacksonville Area by providing enriching experiences and protecting these natural and historic spaces for generations to come.
What We Do
With support from people like you, we help connect the community to Jacksonville’s wilderness parks through outdoor exploration, volunteering, and funding grants for restoration projects, educational programs, and research.
Celebrating and Supporting the Wilderness Parks and Preserves of Jacksonville, Florida
Whether you are looking to hike, camp, fish, bike, kayak, picnic or surf, Timucuan Parks Foundation provides the information and resources you need to plan a safe and enjoyable trip to a park or preserve in the Jacksonville area.
Support Timucuan Parks Foundation by volunteering as an individual or with a group, participate in special events and activities, or make a donation to support community engagement and education.
Learn & Engage
Discover the history of Timucuan Parks Foundation, learn about local environmental stewardship efforts and healthy living initiatives, and check out our traveling exhibit or attend our science and history symposium.
Connect with Nature in a Meaningful Way
We invite you to connect with nature, explore the great outdoors and discover the natural beauty of Jacksonville. Winding trails, scenic vistas, nature preserves and family-friendly wilderness parks are found throughout Jacksonville, most within a half-hour drive from downtown. We are here to help you experience these natural and cultural gems spread over 86,000 expansive acres that make up one of the largest urban park systems in America.
Our Impact in 2021
710 volunteers contributed 2,000+ volunteer hours in 39 area parks and wilderness preserves
Increased access for 364 participants through 17 outdoor activities, focusing on historically underrepresented communities
Made 15 presentations at community outreach events and speaking engagements to community organizations
Provided over $66,000 in grants to park partners and community organizations
We Support OurPark Partners
Discover the Past, Protect the Future
The history of our parks began with more than 10,000 years of human habitation by the indigenous Timucua people, long before French and Spanish explorers reached the First Coast. With your support, these same parks and preserves will endure and provide future generations the opportunity to enjoy the same beautiful spaces we treasure today.
What People Are Saying
"Timucuan Parks Foundation has helped me discover so many hidden treasures throughout Jacksonville. We are so lucky to have an organization committed to connecting people with the these amazing spaces hidden in our own back yards."
"There are so many different trails to explore all over Jacksonville. Each park and trail is so different and you get to explore all the different ecosystems. I love that Timucuan Parks Foundation is here to help preserve these trails."
"Timucuan Parks Foundation has helped me discover so many hidden treasures throughout Jacksonville."