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Ravine Gardens State Park
IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)

The ravine after sunrise
Location Palatka, Putnam County, Florida, USA
Coordinates 29°38′02″N 81°38′42″W / 29.63389°N 81.645°W / 29.63389; -81.645Coordinates: 29°38′02″N 81°38′42″W / 29.63389°N 81.645°W / 29.63389; -81.645
Area 59 acres
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Ravine Gardens State Park is a 59 acre Florida State Park located in Palatka, Florida. It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The park was constructed by the Works Progress Administration, with cypress buildings, rock gardens and fieldstone terraces. Near the park entrance is The Court of States and a 64 foot obelisk dedicated to Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Recreational Activities

Activities include viewing the thousands of plants and shrubs, picnicking, jogging, hiking and biking. Amenities include interpretive exhibits, picnic areas, gardens, hiking trails, a 1.8 mile paved perimeter loop road, and a parcours trail. Visitors can rent a large covered pavilion, auditorium, and meeting rooms.

Special events

The park is part of the annual Azalea Festival the first weekend in March, when the nearly 100,000 plants that the WPA planted decades ago bloom.[1]

Hours

Florida state parks are open between 8 A.M. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays).

References

  1. ^ Palatka Daily News - About Us

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