Alpine Groves Park

Location & Hours

2060 State Road 13
Switzerland, Florida

Park Naturalist
AyoLane Halusky at (904) 209-0348

Pavilion Rentals
Joanne Pius at (904) 209-0333

Hours
Open Daily, Dawn until Dusk

News & Announcements
  • Alpine Groves named Park of the Month Florida Communities Trust bestows "Park of the Month" honor upon St. Johns County's Alpine Groves Park. Located in NW St. Johns County, Alpine Groves has more than 54 acres of natural landscape and scenic views featuring a turn-of-the-century homestead, farm-themed playground, picnic area, butterfly garden, trails, and a covered dock for fishing and canoe / kayak launching. A Great Florida Birding Trail destination, the park provides a natural landscape for taking photographs, painting, or observing an abundance of wildlife.
About

Alpine Groves Park is a passive park containing 54.5 acres. It is located in Northwest St. Johns County between the beautiful St. Johns River and William Bartram Scenic & Historic Highway in Switzerland, Florida.

When you enter the park you step back in time as you view the partially restored house and grounds of a turn-of-the-century homestead and citrus grove under moss-draped oak and magnolia trees on a high bluff overlooking the river.

A magnificent butterfly garden, a farm themed playground, picnic area and a winding wooded trail that leads you to hanging swings in a quiet natural setting inviting guests to linger and unwind. Alpine Groves provides a stunning natural landscape for taking photographs, painting, or just relaxing and reading a great book on the farmhouse porch. Families can also enjoy a covered dock for fishing or taking a journey down the St. Johns River from the park canoe/kayak launch.

The park is a designated destination on the Great Florida Birding Trail. You can find eagles, osprey, owls, wood ducks and many other avian species calling the park their home.

Contact

Educational field trips can be scheduled through the Recreation & Parks Department Naturalist, AyoLane Halusky at (904) 209-0348. To rent a covered pavilion or reserve a date for a special event such as a wedding, contact Joanne Pius at (904) 209-0333 or jpius@sjcfl.us.

Please Note: A County permit is required for professional photography within Alpine Groves Park.  For information, and a permit, please contact Joanne Pius at (904) 209-0333 or jpius@sjcfl.us.