Park Manager Mark Giblin, (with help of staff and volunteers) are succeeding in making Ravine Gardens a fun place to visit. I LOVE this State Park. You can hike (it has hills), picnic, exercise, or drive around the perimeter. They have a gazebo, a large picnic area with grills, suspension bridges, fountains, etc. They have parking outside the park, and you can walk in. Or you can drive in and park. On most days, you can drive in, and drive around. Yesterday was the exception. They had Azalea days. They had chairs on the lawn for you to wait, then you could tour the park in a wagon (covered or uncovered). I loved it because, it was easier to see, not having to drive!, This is one place in Florida to see a little elevation!. This is a natural ravine not a sink hole. I remember the last time I was here, the lady manning the gate was so friendly and helpful. And if this post is fresh...this is March 3, 2014. There is plenty of time to see the azaleas in the next two weeks. They have awesome displays inside. Sometimes there are craft fairs, etc and sometimes there is a garden shed open. If you have just a few minutes or several hours, you WILL have a great visit. My only regret is that I don't live closer. I stopped by on my way back from camping in Jacksonville. The park is its name Ravine Gardens. It is a treasure.
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