St. Francis Park

Address: St. Francis Park, corner of St. Francis St. and St. George St., St. Augustine, FL 32084

Hours: Open from sunrise until sunset, every day of the week

Bathrooms: No restrooms are readily available at this location

Parking: Free street parking is available along St. George Street and in the surrounding neighborhoods

Permission: Permission is NOT required to paint at this location


Not to be mistaken with Francis Field, St. Francis Park is a small public park near the Oldest House Museum, right across the street from the St. Francis Inn Bed & Breakfast. Ideal for plein air painting, this park is well shaded from the morning sun with stone benches to allow artists to comfortably render and a range of subjects including a majestic oak tree, fountain, statue, and the Fernandez-Llambias House to the east. Looking out from the park, artists may also choose to capture the scenic view of historic structures along St. Francis and St. George Street.

Driving Directions

To get to St. Francis Park, head south on Avenida Menendez along the bayfront, past Santa Maria Restaurant. The road will eventually turn to the right and become St. Francis Street. Follow St. Francis Street just two blocks and you’ll be there. Street parking is available along St. George Street. View a map of the route.

Map of St. Francis Park

Photos of St. Francis Park