Ravine Gardens State Park
RECREATIONAL FACILITIES STATE PARKS
Ravine Gardens State Park is one of the nine New Deal-era state parks in Florida. The park has two ravines up to 120 feet deep with steep banks at 45-degree angles. In 1933, the ravines were transformed into a dramatic garden by the federal Works Progress Administration. Some of the original landscaping still exists as formal gardens and a unique system of trails. A 1.8-mile paved road winds around the ravines, offering visitors dramatic views. Numerous picnic sites, equipped with tables and grills, are available to visitors. The garden's peak flowering period is azalea season, January to March. The hundreds of remaining azaleas have a ''rolling bloom'' and top out with about 50% to 60% of the plants blooming simultaneously.
- Tropical Gardens
- Azalea Gardens
- Picnic Sites