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Closing Out the Year

December's Annual Meeting of Friends of Weedon Island celebrated the year's success with a super spread of goodies, approval of updated bylaws, election of officers, and a raffle of artwork by Friends' artist Kelly Quinn. We're proud to announce that Kelly, pictured below, was chosen by the board as the 2018 Member of the Year. [...]

By |2018-12-15T11:49:31+00:00December 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Gopher Weedon Trail Run Registration is Open!

The 8th Annual Gopher Weedon Run is October 27 and REGISTRATION is now open: If you're tired of pounding the pavement on the same ole 5K race course, Gopher Weedon offers you the opportunity to enjoy 8 kilometers (4.9 miles) of natural trails through one of Tampa Bays gems! The Gopher Weedon Trail Tun takes runners and [...]

By |2018-08-24T11:40:12+00:00August 19th, 2018|Gopher Weedon Trail Run|

Gopher Weedon Makes An Entrance!

At a December 7th evening event, the Friends of Weedon Island unveiled a bronze sculpture of Gopher Weedon for display in the Preserve Center's lobby. The sculpture honors the federally endangered gopher tortoise that is frequently found wandering the Preserve's upland scrub habitat and is a favorite of Preserve visitors. The event also celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary [...]

By |2017-12-14T16:25:36+00:00December 13th, 2017|Gopher Weedon Sculpture|


The 7th Annual Gopher Weedon Trail Run, sponsored by Friends of Weedon Island, is now in the books. Congratulations to the 200 participants who made the 8K event go by, quite literally, so fast! Once again, the weather was perfect, the course dry, and the food superb. A special thanks to our many vendors and [...]

By |2017-11-14T11:48:47+00:00November 14th, 2017|Gopher Weedon Trail Run, Uncategorized|

2017 Gopher Weedon Trail Run: Coming October 28

REGISTER NOW--This event sells out early each year! Tired of pounding the pavement on the same ole 5K race course? Gopher something different and enjoy 8 kilometers (4.9 miles) of natural trails through one of Tampa Bays hidden gems! The Gopher Weedon trail run takes runners and walkers through native Florida habitats, including gorgeous views of [...]

By |2017-09-23T12:53:05+00:00August 28th, 2017|Gopher Weedon Trail Run|

When Hollywood Came to Weedon Island

Take a step back in time when the St Petersburg Museum of History hosts Florida film historian Lisa Bradberry for a  sneak peek into the film era of St. Petersburg's Weedon Island at "When Hollywood Came to Weedon Island," Thursday, May 11 at 7PM. In 1933, Weedon Island was the site of a short-lived movie studio [...]

By |2017-05-09T15:37:49+00:00May 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Sunday Hours at Center HUGE Success!

Last October Weedon's Cultural and Natural History Center re-opened to visitors. As anticipated, the Sunday opening has significantly enriched the visitors' experience at the Preserve, attracting area residents and travelers from near and far. Throughout the fall and winter, the number of Sunday visitors to the Center has continued to climb and, on March 19, hit a record high of [...]

By |2017-03-24T10:46:41+00:00March 24th, 2017|Exhibit Hall, Uncategorized|

Fun Holiday Shopping

The holidays are here and the Friend's Gift Shop, located in Weedon Island's Cultural and Natural History Center, is a terrific place to find treasures for all. We're steadily adding new items to further enhance our offerings and it's just about a given that you'll find something for that otherwise hard-to-please recipient on your holiday list. [...]

By |2016-11-22T14:19:26+00:00November 22nd, 2016|Gift Shop, Uncategorized|

Notice: Weedon Trails Closed Saturday AM…

At 9AM this Saturday, October 29, the starting gun will sound and 200 runners and walkers will begin this year's annual Gopher Weedon Tail Run. Weedon's hiking trails will be closed to un-registered walkers during the event. For visitors interested in hiking the trails, they will re-open at 11 AM. The weather forecast for the day [...]

By |2016-10-27T19:31:19+00:00October 27th, 2016|Gopher Weedon Trail Run|