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Unpaved pathway in Dickson Azalea Park
Dickson Azalea Park

Dickson Azalea Park is one of the best kept secrets in the heart of downtown Orlando, Florida. It’s moss covered stones, trees, and lush vegetation surrounding Fern Creek is an oasis in a town known mainly for theme parks. This is the “real” Orlando. Don’t miss Dickson Azalea Park next time you visit my city.

From land donated and set aside for public use by State Senator Walter Rose, Dickson Azalea Park gets its name from the azaleas that were planted in the area, and from Col. H. H. Dickson, an Orlando business pioneer, who was instrumental in planting azaleas across the City.

Crossing through the middle of the park is historic Washington Street Bridge, a South Florida-style structure that was built in 1926 and an Orlando landmark.

You’ll find the 3 1/2 acre Dickson Azalea Park nestled in the Lake Lawsona Historic District at the corner of East Central and Rosearden Drive.

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