First Sunday by the Bridge of Lions
Cold and blustery winds coming off the Matanzas chilled the drawing hands of the Anonymous…
Dates: Sunday, October 13 and 20, 2013
Location: Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, 11 Magnolia Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Back by popular demand, the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park will be our plein air painting location of choice for the next two Sundays, October 13th and 20th. The expansive 15 acre park boasts a wide variety of subjects for the outdoor artist, with lush gardens of native trees and plants, marsh scenes which are viewable from a waterfront observation deck, distant views of our local landmarks, and let’s not forget peacocks. Also, since our last visit to the park, they have built a number of historic replicas on the grounds including a Spanish lookout tower, a reconstruction of our town’s first wooden Mission, and a boat house in which a Spanish Chalupa is being assembled.
To get to the park from Downtown St. Augustine, follow San Marco Boulevard north toward Jacksonville. You’ll pass the Ripley’s Museum and the Mission of Nombre de Dios. A large “Fountain of Youth” billboard and archway mark the right turn onto Williams Street which leads directly to the park entrance on Magnolia Avenue.
Please note: The park is free to St. Johns County residents, so please be sure to bring your driver’s license with you.