The pier overlooking the St. Johns River at Alpine Groves Park

Alpine Groves Park

54-acre park with historic structures, trails, gardens and stunning sunsets over the pier.

Alpine Groves Park, maintained by the Garden Club of Switzerland, is a family and pet friendly place that provides nature, history, and touches of relaxation, adventure, and amusement for locals and tourists alike. With lush oak trees and the beauty of flora and fauna, it makes for a picturesque trip.

It is open every day from dawn until dusk.

History of Alpine Groves Park

The land was originally an orange grove during the 19th century when there was a booming citrus industry. With three historic structures on the property — Bennett House, the horse stables, and a citrus sorting shed — it gives visitors a look into the lives of the people from the 1800s.

Amenities at Alpine Groves Park

  • Self-guided tours
  • Boat/dock marina
  • Playground
  • Nature trails
  • Picnic area
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife viewing/butterfly garden
  • Restroom facilities
  • Pet-friendly (dogs must be on a leash)

Visit Alpine Groves Park

Admission: FREE

Address: 2060 State Road 13, Switzerland, Florida 32259

Parking: There are public lots available in the park.

Other Parks Near Alpine Groves Park

Visit Riverfront and Veterans Park as they are close by. Explore our local Parks Directory and article, How Pet-Friendly is St. Augustine to see other place to take your furry friends.