This is a nice city park (actually owned by the state) set back along the marshes that form the western bank of the St. Johns River.
There are two major hiking loops that also serve as decent birding areas when the foot-traffic is at a minimum.
Most of the park is dedicated to family picnicking and clean, stone restrooms are provided at each end of the park for your convenience. Grill stands are available for cooking
We were in the area during the Azalea blooming and that is beautiful. There are some "formal" gardens but the main draw of the park is the hiking trails around the streams and pond.
to get there:
from US17 connect to Moseley Avenue. go south on Moseley to Twigg Street and then east on Twigg and there you are
While the whole town is "off the beaten path" if you have an interest in innovative school construction or a dynamic charter school that is demonstrating that poor, struggling public school students can achieve success in the right environment using the same public money, then this might be a highlight of your trip to Florida.
On the other hand, you could just do a VT visit by going through the photo album listed on my prime VT page.