News & Events


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

Timucuan Parks Foundation’s Student Self-Guided Cleanup Program begins again on MLK Day

January 15, 2021

Students can earn community service hours from Monday, Jan. 18 through March 14 by collecting litter at a park Timucuan Parks Foundation (TPF) is asking for volunteers to pitch in and help clean up Jacksonville’s parks and preserves on Monday, Jan. 18 for MLK Day of Service, a nationwide observance celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In … 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

Timucuan Parks Foundation is Extending its Self-Guided Volunteer Events through the Holiday Season

December 15, 2020

Students can earn community service hours from now through Jan. 5 by collecting litter at a park Timucuan Parks Foundation is offering students a chance to earn community service hours during the holiday season. From now through Jan. 5, students can visit a local park or preserve, clean up litter and earn two hours of community service. Participants will also … Read more

Timucuan Parks Foundation Has Added John Delaney to its Executive Board of Directors

December 3, 2020

Timucuan Parks Foundation is pleased to announce John Delaney has rejoined its board of directors. Delaney, the former mayor of the City of Jacksonville created the Preservation Project Jacksonville in 1999 which is known today as the Timucuan Parks Foundation (TPF). The Preservation Project was an innovative conservation program that helped create one of the nation’s largest urban park systems. … Read more

JaxParks and Partners Brand and Enhance Network of Public Lands

November 24, 2020

Project Leaders Celebrate Completion After Two Decades of Collaboration The City of Jacksonville’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department (JaxParks), along with its partners Florida Park Service (FPS), National Park Service (NPS), North Florida Land Trust (NFLT) and Timucuan Parks Foundation (TPF), have branded the 5,600 acres of contiguous conservation lands in northeast Jacksonville that are linked by trails and … Read more

For National Take a Hike Day, TPF Staff Share Their Favorite Places to Hike

November 17, 2020

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] Grab your hiking shoes or sneakers, some water and go take a hike. November 17 is National Take a Hike Day and we are lucky to have over 80,000 acres of “wild” to explore. You could choose from any number of trails around Jacksonville where you can get your heart pumping and take in the fresh air. Are … Read more