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4-6-17

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
launches text notification pilot program
~ Subscribers can receive alerts about the park to enhance visitor experience


Submitted by FDEP


The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service has launched a pilot program to send text notifications for Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, as well as eight other state parks. By subscribing to the text notifications, visitors will receive alerts about the park which may include special event details, discounts or promotions, as well as weather alerts and notifications when the park reaches capacity or reopens when capacity is available.


To sign up for text notifications at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, text “FFFPark” to 51660. If you would like to receive text notifications for other state parks, you can view the full list of parks with subscription details.


In fiscal year 2015-16, Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park welcomed 107,999 visitors. The park is situated on the banks of the legendary Suwannee River and honors the memory of American composer Stephen Foster who wrote "Old Folks at Home," the song that made the river famous. Hiking, biking and wildlife viewing are popular activities along the park's miles of trails. The park is hosting the 65th Annual Florida Folk Festival May 26-28 to celebrate the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique.