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Delano Park Arboretum

Delano Park

Delano Park Arboretum


A 30-acre sanctuary in the heart of Decatur, the Delano Park Arboretum is a living museum of trees in an historic designed landscape laid out by noted landscape architect, Nathan Franklin Barrett in 1886-1887.  In 1933-1938, Carolyn Cortner Smith, one of Alabama’s pioneering female architects, designed the stone structures in the park and laid out the Historic Rose Garden and the children’s play area with a wading pool. Delano Park is on the National Register of Historic Places.  Free and open to all people every day, Delano Park and Arboretum engages the public through educational opportunities and the beauty of its historic trees and cultural landscapes.  The mission of the Delano Park Arboretum is to feature the native plants of Alabama and the unique flora of the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area with emphasis on the Tennessee River.  Delano Park Conservancy was founded 23 years ago and incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit in 2010 to further its charitable, scientific and educational purposes and to create, nurture, and conserve horticultural and restoration initiatives that develop, preserve and maintain Delano Park in Decatur, Alabama for all people.


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