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.
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