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The Friends of the Hammock is a non-profit group created in 1995 to help provide support for educational, beautification, management and charitable programs associated with the Park. We meet concurrently with the Hammock Advisory Committee which was formed in 1964 as a way for citizens to assist in reviewing conditions and in making recommendations to the City Commission. Since the Advisory Committee is comprised of 7 members, the FOTH was formed to provide an outlet to the many other people who want to be involved.

For a list of park facilities, please refer to the City's guide here. More information and history can be found in the Hammock Library.

Banding photos courtesy Jim McGinity

Banding photos courtesy Jim McGinity

Spring migration bird banding research project in Hammock Park

Every Sunday March 20–April 24.

Environmental educator, Jim McGinity will highlight one of the most spectacular events throughout the Americas...Bird Migration. Learn firsthand the important role of Hammock Park to a wide variety of migratory birds and what part the park plays in this research study.

SUNDAYS: March 20, 27 and April 3, 10, 17, 24. Banding from 8:00 am to noon. Researchers will be on Kettles Trail (southeast of Palm Trail). For more information, visit:

2016 Friends of the Hammock Directors and Board Members


President: Sue Humphreys
Vice-President: Pen Jennings
Treasurer: Pat Jennings
Secretary: Theresa Polgar

  Board Members: Bob Davison, Nancy Davison, Steve Fasnacht, Jeff Gow, Sue Gow, Ellie Keithly, James Polgar, Margie Sullivan, Susan Wallace

Stories that caught our eye

Friends of the Hammock Winning the War on Air Potatoes


People and Trees: An Intimate Connection


This is Your Brain on Nature, January 2016

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