Ravine Gardens State Park

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Ravine Gardens State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
The ravine after sunrise
Map showing the location of Ravine Gardens State Park
Location Palatka, Putnam County, Florida, USA
Coordinates 29°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
Area 59 acres (240,000 m2)
Established 1934
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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.

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.


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


  1. Palatka Daily News - About Us

References and external links

  • Ravine Gardens State Park at Florida State Parks
  • Ravine State Gardens at Absolutely Florida
  • Ravine State Gardens at Wildernet
  • Putnam County listings at National Register of Historic Places


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