Dorothy B. Oven Park

Six acres of gardens famous for their camellias.

 

Oven Park is a favorite destination during the holiday season, decorated with a stunning display of holiday lights.  Most visitors drive through the display, but there is ample parking available to get out and walk around.  The manor house at Oven Park is available for rental for weddings, meetings, and other events at reasonable rates through the City of Tallahassee.  Oven Park is also a popular location for outdoor portrait photography.

PARK LOCATION

3205 Thomasville Road

Tallahassee, FL 32308

SIZE
6 Acres
FEATURES
• Gardens
• Trails
• Manor house for weddings

• No playground equipment

 
EVENTS

• The months of November and December traditionally have holiday lights installed.

Hosts Elf Night on the  third Thursday in December

Website: http://www.talgov.com/parks/cc/oven.cfm

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dorothy-B-Oven-Park/105968456129119

Photos: http://www.myparkphotos.com/parkphotos/Dorothy-B-Oven-Park.html

 

History:  This property was donated to the City of Tallahassee by Will Oven, Jr. in 1985 specifically to be used as a city park. The manor house was built in the 1930's and designed by Dr. Alfred Maclay.  Oven Park sits on land that was part of the Lafayette Land Grant awarded by the United States to General Marquis de Lafayette in 1824 by the United States Congress. 

 

 

Photo credit: Paul Young, Creative Commons License

Also see Parks for info on other local parks.

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