Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Morgan Park

"Morgan Park was created to memorialize the life of Dr. James P. Morgan, world-renowned beach geologist, LSU and UWF professor. Jim Randol founded the park in 1995, shortly after the death of Dr. Morgan. The Morgans were longtime residents of Pensacola Beach.

The Park is a greenspace; tranquil retreat and lush oasis on the midst of crowds and traffic which surround it. The Park has survived hurricane after hurricane, including Ivan which almost destroyed it.

Thanks to Mother Nature and the diligence of Jim Randol, the Park has returned to its natural beauty. Much of the vegetation has been replaced. The trees are branching out, providing shade. Benches, the gazebo, wedding arbor, and walkways have been restored. Morgan Park is located between Pensacola Beach Boulevard and Santa Rosa Sound, south of the Toll Gate Plaza."

~~ Jane Cooper, Island Times Newspaper

Entering Morgan Park...

The park provides a beautiful view of Santa Rosa Sound and the island.

This pergola has been the site of many weddings. You can imagine how lovely it would be when decorated with flowers.

Live oaks provide shade if you wish to sit and relax for a while or meander though the garden looking at plants indigenous to the area.

Benches for quiet conversations or meditation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for putting this on your blog. Dr. Morgan was my grandfather, and I'm glad to know the park he inspired is enjoyed by so many! --Amanda Morgan