The gazebo and fountain as seen at the Washington Oaks Gardens

Washington Oaks Gardens

Beachfront park with formal gardens and a unique coquina rock shoreline.

Open every day from 8:00 am until sundown.

Washington Oaks Gardens State Park welcomes visitors with lush gardens, a beach shoreline of rare coquina rocks, beautiful oak trees, and nature trails.

History of Washington Oaks Gardens

Mr. Owen D. Young, chairman of the board of General Electric Corporation and RCA, bought the land in 1936 with his wife, Louise Powis Clark. They built their house in 1938 and it soon became a winter retreat for the couple.

Mrs. Young maintained and tended the historic Rose Garden and ponds on the property, but eventually gave it to the state of Florida before her passing in 1965.

The grand Washington Oak, estimated to be between 200-300 years old, is one of the sturdiest trees in the state. It now stands at the center of the gardens for all to appreciate its beauty.

Amenities at Washington Oaks Gardens

  • Hiking trails
  • Biking trails
  • Fishing
  • Gardens
  • Picnic pavilion
  • Playground
  • Visitor center
  • Gift shop
  • Beach
  • Nature trails
  • Restroom facilities

Note: Leashed dogs are allowed.

Visit Washington Oaks Gardens

Address: 6400 North Oceanshore Boulevard, Palm Coast, Florida 32137

Parking & Admission: It has its own parking. $5.00 per vehicle (two to eight people). $4.00 for single-occupants. $2.00 for pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers. 

Reservations: The pavilion can be reserved for events and weddings. Call (386) 446-6780 for more information.

Other Outdoor Spaces Near Washington Oaks Gardens

Faver-Dykes State Park and the GTM Research Reserve are both a short drive away. Check our local Parks Directory, and article, Exploring Nature from River to Sea.

Open every day from 8:00 am until sundown.

Admission | Ticket Prices

$5.00Per vehicle (two to eight people)
$4.00Per vehicle (one person)
$2.00Pedestrians and bicyclists