We are located at: 7110 SW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34481

Click here to go to the: Hours & Location Page

There is no admission fee to enter the park during regular park hours.

Sholom Park’s mission is to perpetuate Sidney and Ina Colen’s vision of a place where the pursuit of inner peace and learning may be enhanced and enjoyed.

Sholom Park’s vision: We aim to become a model of land stewardship and the preservation of open space for education and public enjoyment. Guests are invited to experience a true feeling of serenity, contentment, joy, and inner peace.

This parking available once you drive through the gates, follow the driveway around and you will see regular and handicap-accessible parking spaces.


The park is open 365 days per year.

Fall/Winter Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Spring/Summer Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., in accordance with Daylight Saving Time change.

No Entry 15 minutes prior to closing.


Monday-Friday: 9AM – 5PM

Yes, we do have restrooms and a water fountain located at our pavilion. During this time, we do recommend bringing your own water.

No, pets are not allowed in Sholom Park as they may disturb the natural inhabitants of the park. Only Service Dogs are allowed.

Yes, for Service Dogs; No, for therapy dogs.

We only allow working Service Animals, in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the ADA, “a service animal is a dog that has been individually trained to work or perform tasks for assisting a person with a disability.” Service dogs are working animals, not pets. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA. Pets, comfort animals, emotional support or therapy animals are not permitted at Sholom Park.

Click here to read our full guide on our Service Animal Policy. 

We are open year-round. However, we do close for private events, park events that require tickets for admission, and some holidays. The park may also close unexpectedly due to severe weather advisories or state mandated closures. We also reduce park hours during the fall/winter.

Visit our Park Calendar for upcoming events and Park Information for all park alerts and advisories.

Yes, However, commercial photography or videotaping, photography and sound recording devices are only allowed if prior permission has been obtained. Please visit our Photography page for more information.

Yes. However, all group events held on the grounds of Sholom Park must be approved in advance and obtain a permit. Please contact Sholom Park to request an application for the permit. You can also visit our Event Information page for more information regarding hosting an event at our park.

Yes. We offer a Simple Ceremony option for weddings ceremonies of less than 5 people including bride, groom and officiant.

We are always grateful to those who volunteer their time to support our park. If you’re interested in becoming a Sholom Park Volunteer, simply visit our Volunteering page to learn more and then fill out our Volunteer Registration Form.

Yes, picnics are allowed and encouraged. However, alcohol is prohibited.

Yes. We have over 2 miles of paved trails for runners and walkers to enjoy.

No. Skates, scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles and scooters are not permitted at the park.

Sholom Park is conscientious in our efforts to ensure that our park, facilities, programs, and services are user-friendly for all visitors, including those with disabilities and who require use of wheelchairs or OPDMDs. We commit to provide access to as many individuals in our community as possible and to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Sholom Park will not discriminate due to one’s disability or impairment and will not exclude said persons from equitable access to Sholom Park or from participation in any program/activity or event at Sholom Park. Our goal is to provide equal access to the Park, facilities, recreation programs and services within and to treat everyone with dignity and respect. If you require an accommodation because of a disability, please contact us. To learn more about our accessibility policies, visit our Accessibility page.