Minnehaha Park and Jim Houser Azalea Garden

Minnehaha Park is a small, dog-friendly park in a residential neighborhood in the city of Maitland. Maitland is just north of Winter Park, which is just north of Downtown Orlando. All three areas offer plenty of beautiful recreational spots. This park is unusual in that it has a tennis facility, a short walking trail, a lake and picnic and bathroom facilities all in one compact area.

Adjacent, and also worth a visit is the Jim Houser Azalea Garden. This small garden, named in memory of a former Maitland Mayor, is a great spot to enjoy a few flowers. It was January when I visited, so I didn’t see many flowers but I will revisit in the spring, for sure.

If you’re visiting the area and want a less crowded park to visit, these are a great choice! My small dog loved the recycled material pathways and the boardwalks through a small wetlands restoration area.

photos of Minnehaha Park in Maitland, Florida, taken in January 2021 by Nichole Spates (c) LensMomentsNS

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