This park could be considered one of the best kept secrets in the city.
Located off the banks of Little Lake Henderson, this neighborhood park offers a scenic view of the Tsala Apopka chain of lakes. It is located in a quiet residential area off Turner Camp Road.
There is a "lagoon" with an old swinging rope when the water below used to be a little deeper. The rope now sways in the gentle breezes that rustle the leaves of the surrounding oak and cypress trees.
The overhead canopy offers a shaded retreat from the hot summer months, and is perfect for reading that favorite novel, or just enjoying the view.
With its gently sloping banks, a canoe or kayak could easily be put in here.
Besides a great view of the chain of lakes, Hillcrest Park offers lakefront picnic tables, grills and bank fishing.
The park is home to several species of birds, along with squirrels and other wildlife.
An occasional alligator may decide to pay a visit in the lagoon, though that's on rare occasions.