Oscar Scherer State Park

1843 S Tamiami Trail
Osprey FL 34229
941.483.5956

Oscar Scherer State Park

Friends of Oscar Scherer Park

About Us

The FOSP is a non-profit organization; officially designated a CSO – Citizen Support Organization – by the DEP. We operate under usual non-profit guidelines but have state oversight, due to our affiliation to a state park.

Our purpose is to raise funds from events and appropriate grants that can be used by Oscar Scherer State Park for projects and equipment purchases. Basically the “Friends” make up the shortfall in state funding and also plan more ambitions projects that we consider beneficial to the park.

Click HERE for the latest OSSP Programs and Events information Brochure


Haunted Trail 2017 Scream Team

We need volunteers to help spook our guests during the 5th Annual Haunted Trails! Take a look at the stations and roles we have available by clicking here!

We prefer the same ‘ghoulish actors’ to work both days, Friday October 20 and Saturday October 21, to provide a consistent presentation to our guests, However all help is appreciated! Haunted Trail t-shirts will be provided to all volunteers!

Our ‘Ghoul School’ and planning meetings commence in early September. We encourage all volunteers and actors, or a representative for group participants, to attend so that we are all better prepared to entertain our guests!

Adults 18 and over only please.