Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ravine Gardens State Park in Palatka, FL

North of Salt Creek is the sprawling town of Palatka where we discovered a neat gem of a park.

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Ravine Gardens State Park consists of 59 acres of trees, trails, suspension bridges, creeks and quiet beauty.  We got there in late March and missed the best time to see the azaleas in their prime, but it was still beautiful. 

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Standing 64 feet tall this obelisk was dedicated to Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

The park  was built by the Works Progress Administration in 1933 and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

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We drove through the park and fully intended to get back for a leisurely walk, but never got around to doing that.

Admission is $4 to $5.

Stay tuned.