Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
Welcome to Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
The formal gardens are the centerpiece of our park, with remarkable displays of native and non-native plant species including azaleas, camellias and bird of paradise.
The gardens offer visitors a peaceful stroll along winding reflection ponds sheltered by a picturesque oak hammock. Washington Oaks is also famous for its unique shoreline of coquina rock formations along the Atlantic beach. This ancient rock formation creates the perfect spot for beachcombing, tidal pool exploring, and photography.
Visitors can picnic and fish from either the beach or the seawall along the Matanzas River on the park's west boundary.
A number of short trails are perfect for hiking and bicycling, and a visitor center offers opportunities for learning about the park's natural and cultural resources.
Washington Oaks hosts several annual events, including an Earth Day celebration, Holiday in the Gardens and saltwater fishing clinics. First Friday Garden and History walks along with Second Saturday Plant Sales are monthly events enjoyed by the community and first-time visitors.
Hiking, birding, fishing, strolling or spending a day at the beach - Washington Oaks offers something for everyone!
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