• Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Fla.

    This Volusia County park about an hour north of Orlando is a good introduction to Florida nature and among the best in the region for manatee watching. Marvel as the gentle creatures gather, seeking…   See the Image

  • Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Tampa, Fla.

    Downtown Tampa is home to an impressive collection of parks and pedestrian-friendly outdoor play areas, including the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. This eight-acre space offers a dog run, two…   See the Image

  • Central Park Fountain in Winter Haven, Fla.

    Sitting in the center of downtown Winter Haven’s primary green space, the Central Park Fountain offers a scenic spot to meet up with friends at community events and reminds visitors of the city’s…   See the Image

  • Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963

    Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech on the mall in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963.    See the Image

  • Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Tampa, Fla.

    Residents of Downtown Tampa enjoy an impressive collection of parks and pedestrian-friendly play areas, including Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park (pictured).   See the Image

  • Central Park Fountain in Winter Haven, Fla.

    Sitting in the center of downtown Winter Haven’s primary green space, the Central Park Fountain offers a scenic spot to meet up with friends at community events and reminds visitors of the city’s…   See the Image

  • Pickin in the Park in Winter Haven, Fla.

    Central Park, Winter Haven’s most centrally located green space in the heart of downtown, is host to many monthly and annual events throughout the year, including concert events such as Pickin in the…   See the Image

  • Bark in the Park in Winter Haven, Fla.

    Held in Central Park in April, this popular annual Winter Haven event celebrates all things canine and features a dog agility course, wiener dog races, pet vendors and a perfect opportunity for dog…   See the Image

  • Lake Maude Nature Park in Winter Haven, Fla.

    The Lake Maude Nature Park is one of 36 parks in the area where both residents and visitors can enjoy a series of trails, well manicured green spaces and nature, at home and untouched.   See the Image

  • Central Park of Winter Haven, Fla.

    Winter Haven hosts more than 100 special events annually in downtown and in Central Park, which serves as host to display selected art sculptures year-round in partnership with the Polk Museum of Art…   See the Image