News & Events


We Appreciate our Volunteer Groups for Making a Big Impact!

May 25, 2021

Timucuan Parks Foundation has some of the best volunteers in town who help keep the parks and preserves looking their best, and we are shining a spotlight on volunteer groups who go above and beyond for the parks like students on self-guided cleanups, the Green State Environmental Club, and TPF’s Trail Team! Students on Self-Guided Cleanups When COVID-19 hit last … Read more

Happy Birthday to Timucuan Preserve! 33 Things We Love About You…

February 16, 2021

Timucuan Parks Foundation invites you to wish Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve a very happy 33rd birthday by helping us build a list of 33 reasons why the Timucuan Preserve is your favorite! On February 16, 1988, President Reagan signed the bill that was introduced by Congressman Charlie Bennett and approved by Congress to establish the National Park Service’s Timucuan … Read more

Celebrate MLK Day by Helping the Parks

January 14, 2021

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy are honored each year when we all take time to celebrate his birthday with a holiday on the third Monday in January. King, born January 15, 1929, was the ultimate civil servant dedicating his life to civil rights, peace, and justice, and is the only non-president to have a national holiday in … Read more

Start the New Year off on the Right Foot!

December 31, 2020

Looking for a way to spend the first day of 2021? How about a hike? Our traditional first-day group hike along the coast can’t happen but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it yourself. Not sure where to go to start the new year? No worries, we have some great suggestions for you of trails with views of the coast … Read more

Up for Some Holiday Hiking? Try these Hiking Trails We’ve Rated as Easy, Moderate, or (Slightly) Strenuous

December 26, 2020

Jacksonville is surrounded by the most beautiful places where you can opt to spend time in nature this holiday season, taking a trip back to Old Florida. And with several holidays falling on Fridays this year-end, Timucuan Parks Foundation encourages you to take the extra couple of days off work to enjoy the many trails in our city. Best of … Read more

2 Ways to Give the Gift of Parks this Season

December 18, 2020

This year, parks provided us much-needed breathing room… they were our places of repose and healing. TPF is proud to support these special places – Jacksonville’s most scenic, historic, and cultural — and offer you two ways to give a gift that brings the parks to you or your loved one. Special Places Coffee Table Book Enjoy stunning images and … Read more

Woman biking on a paved trail

Discover 5 Reasons Why Riding the Trails is Good for You

May 15, 2020

[cmsms_row data_padding_bottom=”10″ data_padding_top=”0″ data_color=”default” data_width=”boxed”][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] May is National Bike Month and Timucuan Parks Foundation encourages you to celebrate by getting out to your local parks to ride the trails. The First Coast has many great places for bicyclists to enjoy all types of biking. Most of your local parks and preserves are back open for recreational use with … Read more

Celebrate 50 Years of Earth Day Today, Protect Your Parks

April 22, 2020

Sunset in the Timucuan Preserve as seen from Batten Island. Photo: TPF. Protect the Earth Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the very first Earth Day when about 22 million people gathered to celebrate clean air, land and water. Now more than ever it is essential to honor the importance of Mother Earth’s natural spaces while the world shelters … Read more

You don’t want to eat this potato

February 27, 2020

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/2″][cmsms_text] by Kelly White Non-native invasive plants can be a real problem in our local preservation parks, that is why we, as a supporter of the parks, host volunteer events to remove these invasive plants from our natural ecosystems. One of those events is taking place Saturday, February 29, as part of the annual one-day volunteer effort The Weed … Read more

Three hikers in distance on leafy Spanish Pond trail

#OptOutside on Black Friday

November 28, 2019

Got plans for Black Friday? Why not skip the stores and instead opt outside. Timucuan Parks Foundation is joining outdoor retailer REI’s movement and encouraging everyone to skip the hustle and bustle of shopping and spend some time in one of the more than 23 parks and preserves that we support. REI started their campaign five years ago and instead … Read more