At Anastasia State Park, our project to build a new accessible playground will host thousands of children each year. It will feature wheelchair accessibility, sensory and ground level play activities ensuring access for all. Inclusive play is beneficial for all children. It allows the opportunity for children living with disabilities to experience the positive impact that play has on their development and overall well-being. It allows non-disabled children to view the world through a more diverse lens. Social interaction naturally happens during play, contributing to greater acceptance, the breaking down of barriers, and the fostering of friendships.

The new and engaging Sea Turtle Playground will enhance Anastasia State Park’s experience for all visitors and will be built adjacent to the Sea Turtle Pavilion.

The Friends group is working towards obtaining grants, business, and private donations to reach our goal of $200,000 to fund this new playground. To date, we have raised $167,000, with $33,000 still needed. That’s where help from new and old “Friends” is needed. You can make a difference by clicking the DONATE button below to help us make this playground project a reality. No donation is too small or too big. A sincere thank you from Friends of Anastasia State Park.

To make a donation, please use the DONATE button.

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Thank you to our Sea Turtle ADA Inclusive Playground Partners

Top Sponsors:
JJ Grey Donations through ticket sales from 2022, 2023 and 2024 concerts at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Billy Strings Donations through ticket sales from 2023 and 2024 concerts at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Business Sponsors & Community Donors:

The American Endowment Foundation
The Bailey Group
Beaver Toyota
Bozard Ford
Bruce Beck (PCI) Professional Concessions Inc.
Camp Leisure Corporation
City of St. Augustine
Culver’s of St Augustine, FL
Daisy Lane LLC
Elks Lodge #829
Embassy Suites

Island Pediatrics Fleming Island
Island Prep Schools
Jersey Mike’s Anastasia Plaza
Junior Service League (JSL)
Mellow Mushroom
Non-Commissioned Officers Club (NCO) of St. Augustine
Private Citizen Donations
St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers & Night Market
St. Augustine Lions Club
Sara Zeilman Photography
Spengler Endowment
Stella & Beach LLC