Providing educational opportunities for the community is the primary objective of the Friends of Dinosaur Park and Arboretum, Inc. By supporting the park staff and with the help of volunteers, the FDPA funds programs, events and exhibits that expand knowledge and understanding of the natural history revealed at Dinosaur State Park.
Who are the Friends?
The Friends of Dinosaur Park and Arboretum, Inc (FDPA) was established in 1976 to act as an advocate for protection and preservation of the trackway at Dinosaur State Park. The organization was Incorporated in 1987. The FDPA operates as a private, non-profit organization, 501(c)(3), governed by a board of directors. It is devoted to promoting a greater knowledge of the region's paleontology and natural history.
Our Board of Directors oversees the operation of the Friends' Bookshop, allocates funds for special projects, provides assistance to the staff and advocates the benefits of the park to the public, educators, the state legislature and the community. Because of our donors, memberships and all profits from the Friends' Bookshop, the FDPA is able to provide funding for special exhibits and programs.
When you join the FDPA, you help us fund events and projects at Dinosaur State Park. In return, you receive:
- 10% discount at the Friends' Bookshop
- our quarterly newsletter, Tracks and Trails.
- participation in Friends' activities at special rates or at no charge
- advance notice of upcoming activities
- members-only events
Your generous donation directly supports and promotes educational programs and opportunities at Dinosaur State Park. Click here for additional information about supporting the FDPA.