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Park Drive Closure: The paved park loop will be closed to both vehicles and pedestrians all day Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 for the Azalea Days event.   Visitors are invited to use the inner park...
Beautiful Court of States area at the park
landscaping at Ravine Gardens
popular area for weddings at Ravine Gardens
Crepe Myrtle framed walkway at Ravine Gardens
Fountain in the Formal Gardens
Stairway in the Formal Gardens
A Ravine Gardens Trail
White Water Branch
Beautiful Court of States area at the park
landscaping at Ravine Gardens
popular area for weddings at Ravine Gardens
Crepe Myrtle framed walkway at Ravine Gardens
A brick pathway leads to a circular stone fountain in the formal gardens, where azaleas can be seen in bloom.
A stone staircase in the formal gardens is shaded by Camellias.
A shaded trail winds through the ravine.
White Water Branch flows through the park, further expanding the ravine.

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Ravine Gardens State Park

Welcome to Ravine Gardens State Park

A ravine was created over thousands of years by water flowing from the sandy ridges on the shore of the St. Johns River. In 1933, this ravine was transformed into a dramatic garden by the federal Works Progress Administration. Much of the original landscaping still exists as formal gardens and an extensive trail system. A 1.8-mile paved road winds around the ravine, offering motorists and bicyclists a view of the gardens. The Ravine Loop is closed to vehicle traffic one hour before sunset, but remains open for pedestrians, bicycles, and wheelchairs. The garden's peak flowering period is azalea season, late January to April. Numerous picnic sites, equipped with tables and grills, are available to visitors. The Roy E. Campbell Civic Center complex features a large covered pavilion, auditorium, and meeting rooms that are available for rent. Located in Palatka at 1600 Twigg Street.

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