Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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Hidden Gems: Eureka Springs Park an urban oasis

Not far from the urban sprawl of downtown Tampa lies an oasis for the senses, whose identity is known to very few. Eureka Springs Park is a piece of paradise where you would least expect to find one. Bordered by Interstate 75 to the east, I-4 to the south, Tampa Executive Airport to the north and the Tampa Bypass Canal to the west, this botanical wonderland is a breath of fresh air. • Founded by fervent horticulturist and founder of Florida's aquaculture industry, Albert Greenberg, Eureka Springs Park is the only botanical garden run by Hillsborough County. When Greenberg donated this stunning property to our area in 1967, he had one stipulation, that it remain a garden for the public to enjoy. • Take a leisurely stroll through this 31-acre park and you are bound to see many amazing sights. Eureka Springs boasts the largest public collection of ferns in the state, an array of exotic flowers, a plethora of rare and unusual plants, rose and butterfly gardens, a 1,700-foot boardwalk shaded by cypress, maple and oak trees, interpretive trails, a slow-moving spring peppered with water lilies, a greenhouse, pavilion and a picnic area. • But if you're looking for playground equipment, or a ballfield to play on, this isn't the place for you. This also isn't the place for your dog to meet other pups at the doggy playground. • But, if you are a photographer, bird watcher, artist or a couple getting ready to say "I do," then you are likely to shout "Eureka!" for you have found your utopia.

     
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