Umatilla, Florida: Cadwell Park Animal Trees

Several dead oak trees have been carved into various animal shapes. The most memorable is an alligator doing a headstand.

Cadwell Park

3 Cassady St., Umatilla, FL
Cadwell Park. South edge of downtown. From FL-19/S. Central Ave. turn east at the city hall stoplight onto Cassady St. The park will be on the right. The gator tree is next to the basketball court.
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Fish carvings in tree.

Cadwell Park Animal Trees

We absolutely loved looking at all this artwork. It's an open park with plenty of space for kids to run around, and a large parking lot across the street.

[bordeauxbarb, 02/16/2022]

Turkey tree carving.

Cadwell Park Animal Trees

This park was very cool, with many beautiful sculptures. There were many people hanging around the park, so we did not stay too long. The artwork was amazing!

[EC, 11/27/2021]

Fish carving.

Cadwell Park Animal Trees

Cadwell Park has quite a few trees with animal carvings. Worth stopping by.

[Kim Franks Cocoa Beach FL, 04/24/2020]

Gator tree.

Cadwell Park Animal Trees

In this little park are wood-carved images on large trees. Very whimsical. The project was started with just two tree carvings and now there are nine. There is a small playground for children, a skate park, covered pavilion for picnics, and bathrooms. It's an excellent opportunity to stretch your legs and enjoy something you just don't see every day.

[l. clarke, 08/02/2019]

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