Palatka Ravine Gardens Historic District
|Location||1600 Twigg St., Palatka, Florida|
|Area||57 acres (23 ha)|
|Built by||Works Progress Administration|
|Landscape architect||Richard Forester|
|Architectural style||Wood vernacular|
|NRHP reference No.||99000694|
|Added to NRHP||June 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.
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.
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.
Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays).