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Santa Rosa County Parks are the following 11: Benny Russell Park, Woodlawn Beach Boat Ramp, Bal Alex Boat Ramp, Bagdad Recreational Park, East Milton Recreational Park, Fidelis Community Center, Floridatown Park, Locklin Field, Optimist Park, Santa Rosa Horse Park, and Tiger Point Park. Bagdad Recreational Park has a Ball Field and Pavilion. East Milton Recreational Park offers a Gymnasium and Horse Arena. Floridatown Park has a Pavilion. Locklin Field has one Ball Field and Optimist Park offers two Ball Fields along with a Pavilion. Santa Rosa Horse Park has a Horse Arena .

Other Parks located in the Northwest Region of Florida are the following 35 Parks: Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, Bald Point State Park, Big Lagoon State Park, Blackwater River State Park, Camp Helen State Park, Constitution Convention Museum State Park, Deer Lake State, Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park, Econfina River State Park, Eden Gardens State Park, Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, Falling Waters State Park, Florida Caverns State Park Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State, ParkGrayton Beach, Grayton Beach, Henderson Beach State Park, John Gorrie Museum State Park, Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park, Lake Talquin State Park, Letchworth Mounds, Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park, Navarre Beach State Park, Ochlockonee River State Park, Orman House, Perdido Key State Park, Ponce de Leon Springs State Park, San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park, St. Andrews State Park, T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park,\Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park, Three Rivers State Park, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, Torreya State Park, and Yellow River Marsh Preserve State Park. Santa Rosa County is a popular spot for those who enjoy camping and RV camping. Several parks offer cabins and cottages for those who want to get close to nature, but desire sleeping behind solid walls.

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park is well known for its beautiful ornamental gardens. The plantation of the gardens began in 1923 by Alfred B. and Louise Maclay. The parks features picturesque brick walkway, pavilions, grills, a lake shore, a secret garden, five miles of multi-use trails, a reflection pool, floral architecture, a walled garden, and hundreds of azaleas and camellias. Lake Hall provides opportunities for swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. High blooming season is from January 1-April 30 with the floral peak in mid-to-late March.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park offers 3.2 miles of secluded, white sand beaches, over 25 feet tall majestic dunes, three rare coastal dune lakes, and wetlands. Visitors may fish for bream, panfish, and catfish. The wetlands offer opportunity’s for a bird-watching and hiking. Other activities include biking, walking, or enjoying a quick ride to the beach on the parks timely tram service to swim, fish, sunbathe, or beachcomb. A full-facility campground features a swimming pool, tennis courts, and shuffleboard courts. Furnished bungalows are available for weekly stays. A camp store offers a variety of camping items, as well as snacks and drinks.

Contact information:

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
3540 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32309
Phone: (850) 487-4556

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459
Phone: (850) 267-0299


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