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Roser Park

HistoryIssue 01-17NeighborhoodRoser Park

Roser Park – Hidden, Hilly & Historic

“Charles” Oak, Roser Park. Photo credit: Beth Reynolds/Morean Arts Center

Have you ever heard of Roser Park or even know where or what it is? I happened upon it one day, quite by accident after making a wrong turn. I had heard it mentioned over the years and figured it was just another one of St. Petersburg’s many neighborhoods. Southbound on Dr. Martin Luther King Street, I made a forced left onto 7th Avenue South when the lane I was in ended, but another vehicle kept me from changing lanes. “Okay,” I thought, “I can just take this down to 4th Street,” but I soon found it didn’t go through. Rather, it turned right onto Roser Park Drive South and crossed 8th Street South.

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