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Common Ground - Lakeland, FL

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This post is from a local park that includes a walking path, some tennis courts and a playground for the youngsters.  It includes some marginal palm plantings, cycads and creative landscaping that takes full advantage of the steep hills in the area.

The playground entrance:

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Some of the experimental palm plantings, including a Licuala, Coccothrinax crinita and a few other local favorites like Dypsis decaryi:

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Walking up the hill around the outside of the park, you can get some sense for the natural grade of the land and a nice view of the cycads on the border:

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Palm companions like crotons and bromeliads are represented as well and add color:

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A view from the top of the hill:

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You can see over the whole playground from the fence:

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With the use of large stones and the change in grade, this area has a "not in Florida" feel:

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If you want to Google Maps around the area to get a feel for the rest of the area, you can start here: Common Ground - Lakeland, FL

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TexasColdHardyPalms

Looks nice.  I don't remember seeing any hill around that area though...

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1 hour ago, TexasColdHardyPalms said:

Looks nice.  I don't remember seeing any hill around that area though...

The whole area is an incline/decline down to Lake Hollingsworth.  Try using the Google Maps link to go down Buckingham Ave. to the lake and you'll see what I mean.  You could also go down Cleveland Heights Blvd. to the Country Club (formerly the Yacht Club).  Same hill, same grade from Edgewood Ave. down to Lake Hollingsworth.  The screen capture below is from the Country Club looking up Cleveland Heights Blvd.  You can "drive" it here: Cleveland Heights

Swing by next time you're in town.

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