When the property that is known as Indian RiverSide Park was purchased by Martin County, The Mansion at Tuckahoe was in complete disrepair with no windows and doors, a leaking roof, and broken plaster walls.
The Friends increased awareness of the restoration project and obtained the support of local citizens, businesses, and legislators to obtain State Historic Preservation Grant funds to begin the restoration work.
Extensive research conducted by the Friends on the history of the property and the Leach family, who built The Mansion, was used to have The Mansion placed on the National Registry of the Historic Places in 2005. In turn, Martin County was designated The Mansion as a Historic Place.
In 2006, through the efforts of the Friends of Mount Elizabeth and others, the voters of Martin County approved a referendum imposing a half-cent sales tax for a period of five years.
A portion of the funds raised was used to finish the restoration of The Mansion at Tuckahoe and the newly restored facility was reopened in 2010.