Victory Park

Victory Park: featuring genuine Florida squirrels.

Victory Park: featuring genuine Florida squirrels.

One of the many blessings we enjoy at Christus Victor is our Rev. Thomas J. Slater Victory Park, located on the east end of our property, at the back of our parking lot. The park, part of which is a preserve, was first conceived as a useable green space in an area otherwise lacking in parks.

The park is open to visitors during daylight hours, and everyone is welcome, whether or not you’re a member of CVLC.  Please note that dogs are not generally allowed, except during special pet-friendly services such as the annual Blessing of the Animals or Doggie Devotions.

Keep an eye on our Upcoming Events for worship and celebrations held in our park, and stop by anytime to walk the Stations of the Cross, enjoy the quiet green space, or simply meditate and pray amidst the beauty of God’s creation.

Read on to learn more about Victory Park:

 

DSCN1074Outdoor Chapel

On the north end of the park is an outdoor chapel. Here we conduct special services such as weddings and funerals, the annual Blessing of the Animals, and our sunrise Easter service.

 

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Near the chapel is a gazebo and a statue of Jesus. Here we have our Memorial Garden, where people who have died can chose to have their ashes added to a large cross in the ground. Each of these loved ones also has their name on a plaque on a wall bordering the garden.

 

DSCN1054Stations of the Cross

The path that meanders around the lake brings people through the fourteen stations of the cross. Each station is marked by a bronze portrayal of one moment in Jesus’ walk to Calvary, as well as a bench. Whether taken as the entire journey or as one station at a time, this affords people the opportunity to meditate in a quiet place of God’s creation.

 

Church PicnicPicnic Pavilion

Our most recent addition to Victory Park is a beautiful picnic pavilion, equipped with water access, a hookup for our grill, and picnic tables.  We enjoy having congregational events like our annual Intern Welcome Luau out among the beauty of our park.  And we really enjoy roasting marshmallows on our new fire pit on the cool winter evenings.