Overfelt Gardens


Overfelt Gardens is a natural wildlife sanctuary with a peaceful pond and lush surroundings that include beautiful trees, shrubs, and flowering plants that are accented by several cultural points of interest. The Gardens offers the perfect setting for walking, reading, nature photography, writing, drawing and painting, or just relaxing. There is a Fragrance Garden for the visually impaired, an amphitheater to take in plays and outdoor events, and a natural wildlife sanctuary. Overfelt Gardens is also a beautiful location for wedding ceremonies and picnics. Educational tours are available for school groups at a nominal fee. Tours and events should be scheduled by contacting the park's information office. The park and gardens are open from 10:00 am to sunset.

The Overfelt Gardens has a diverse array of permanent residents and temporary lodgers from several species of the animal kingdom. Birds that may be spotted in the park include: herons, egrets, Canada Geese, mallard ducks, and hawks. Some of Overfelt's underwater guests are red-eared slider turtles, carp, crayfish, and bullfrogs. Other amphibians and reptiles sometimes seen in the park include snakes, lizards and toads. In addition, mammals such as opossums, the occasional raccoon, and ground and tree squirrels may be seen visiting the park.

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