Palatka Ravine Gardens Historic District
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The ravine after sunrise
Ravine Gardens State Park is located in Florida
Ravine Gardens State Park
Ravine Gardens State Park is located in the United States
Ravine Gardens State Park
Location1600 Twigg St., Palatka, Florida
Coordinates29°38′02″N 81°38′42″W / 29.63389°N 81.64500°W / 29.63389; -81.64500Coordinates: 29°38′02″N 81°38′42″W / 29.63389°N 81.64500°W / 29.63389; -81.64500
Area57 acres (23 ha)
Built1933 (1933)
Built byWorks Progress Administration
Landscape architectRichard Forester
Architectural styleWood vernacular
NRHP reference No.99000694[1]
Added to NRHPJune 10, 1999

Ravine Gardens State Park is a 59-acre (240,000 m2) Florida State Park located in Palatka, Florida. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

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 (20 m) obelisk dedicated to Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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 (2.9 km) 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 Florida Azalea Festival the first weekend in March, when the nearly 100,000 plants that the WPA planted decades ago bloom.[2]

Hours

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

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ Palatka Daily News - About Us Archived 2012-09-05 at archive.today