Who We Are

We are a dedicated group of volunteers, passionate about Florida’s natural spaces, and proud to offer our time and talents to support and promote two beautiful state parks–O’Leno and River Rise Preserve.

Our members enjoy many outdoor recreational activities including hiking, camping, canoeing, fishing, bicycling, birdwatching, and of course horseback riding, just to name a few.

And we are a non-profit 501(c)3 Citizen Support Organization (CSO).

Our Mission

It is our mission to support O’Leno State Park and River Rise Preserve State Park by sponsoring fundraising, recreational and educational events; by promoting academic and archeological research; and by helping to maintain and preserve natural, cultural & historical resources.

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Our History

Chartered in 1988 by the State of Florida, Friends of O’Leno, Inc. has been crucial in developing the equestrian facilities at River Rise Preserve.

We have also been instrumental in establishing the Nature Center at O’Leno, and continue to finance the care and maintenance of the displays, educational articles, and upkeep of that historical building.

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