The purpose of this non-profit organization is to provide assistance to the Virginia Division of State Parks for the continued preservation and conservation of First Landing State Park. This is achieved by supplying funds, materials and/or labor for park approved projects which embraces the educational and recreational opportunities available to Virginians and their guests.
The Friends Group was established in 1988 to provide funds (through fund-raising), for a landscaped area at the Trail Center. This area would display the diverse plants indigenous to Tidewater Virginia. In 1989, the group received its non-profit status.
Since its inception, Friends of First Landing has expanded its agenda to include a variety of projects to benefit the Park . FoFL also advocates on behalf of the Park to encourage legislative support and to raise funds for exhibits and environmental displays. We are proud that First Landing State Park is the most visited of Virginia’s six original state parks.
Bay Lab - exhibits and touch tank
Tree Army - plantings to hide unauthorized trails to preserve sensitive habitat
Fall Fest - provide food and water for this annual community outreach event
Trail Center - landscape of native plants
Three 6 station Shower Towers
State of the art Drinking Fountain outside Trail Center
Kids in Parks
Hay wagon - for Park use and hay rides
Junior Ranger Camp - provide assistance at annual camp for children age 4-6, 7-12
How You Can Help
Please click below for a membership registration form, or call
Arlene Guenther 434-962 8129