Friends of Lovers Key State Park

Together, we protect, preserve and support Lovers Key State Park


In the Media

The News-Press: Sand, songs, sunset are perfect combination at Lovers Key

Andrea Stetson captured the spirit of the Lovers Key Songwriters at Sunset Series in her recent News-Press article. You can almost feel the enjoyment of attending one of the concerts when you read her descriptions and the quotes from attendees, including our own Shelley-Sue Williams and Judy Greenwood.

Read the full article >>

The performances are held in the large gazebo located right on the park’s south beach. (Photo: Special to The News-Press)

2017 Valentines Day Vow Renewal a Lovely Success

85 couples renewed their vows.


The ocean and gulls provided background music for the occasion, and Love was in the air on the beach at Lovers Key State Park. Couples were young and old, from newly married to past their golden anniversary. This hallmark FOLKS event is so popular that two must be scheduled to meet demand – one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Read more and view a slideshow on the Valentines Day Vow page.

FOLKS Give Energy to Lovers Key

Your donations and dues help FOLKS to help the park


FOLKS recently donated funds to Lovers Key State Park to purchase 14 deep cell golf cart batteries and a riding mower clutch. These much needed items were requested by Matt Kruse, Assistant Park Manager, at our recent FOLKS Board Meeting and unanimously approved. This is one example of how your donations and membership dues can help FOLKS to help the park. Thank you for helping us to help the park!

Songwriters at Sunset Concert Series season finale April 6!

Concerts are the first Thursday of each month


The second season of these popular monthly acoustic concerts is almost at an end.  Local artists perform their original music at the Gazebo on the beach. Like last year, each concert starts about 2 hours before sunset, and there are different musicians each month.

Read more on our Events page >>

Lovers Key State Park Manager, Robert Steiger

Bob brings a wealth of experience to our park


Robert Steiger is no stranger to Lovers Key State Park. Before his homecoming in 2016, Bob served as Park Manager for both Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park and Lovers Key from 1994 - 1996; the parks were jointly administered at that time. Bob continued on at Delnor-Wiggins after Lovers Key’s 1996 merger with Carl Johnson County Park, at which point it gained operational independence and its own Manager.

Read more about Bob >>

2017 Dates and times set for 2 popular FOLKS events

Nautical Flea Market and Boat Show and 12th Turtle Trot


The dates and times for these 2 great events have been set.
Second Annual Nautical Flea Market and Boat Show is no April fool!
FOLKS 12th Annual Turtle Trot 5K runs (or walks or rides) again!

Read about each event on our Events page >>

Turtle Tracks Newsletter Archives

Winter 2015 Newsletter
Calling Volunteers, Volunteer Spotlight on Jack Delancy, Manatees, Upcoming Events

Fall 2015 Newsletter
Images of Nature Photo Week, Volunteer Spotlight, Creature Feature, Upcoming Events

Summer 2015 Newsletter
Meet Chip, the Gopher tortoise, Photo Contest, Osprey, Recent Events, Volunteer Spotlight

Spring 2015 Newsletter
Gopher tortoises, Volunteer Spotlight, Vow Renewal Photos, Upcoming Events

Winter 2014 Newsletter
Record-breaking Visitors,  Members Mingle, Leave a Legacy

Summer 2014 Newsletter
New Junior Ranger Program, Cookbook Fundraiser, Question Corner

Spring 2014 Newsletter
 9th Annual Turtle Trot, American Pickers – Lovers Key Version