Safe recreational facilities at the Flora Park are have provided special pride to the Flora residents. The Flora Community Park is home to shelter houses for small family groups and playgrounds for children.
A fenced-in “tot” area gives special opportunity for smaller children to enjoy the surrounding tree-lined area. Specifically built wood play areas were erected by the Flora Park Board and are functional as well as adequately visible from other areas of the park.
Shelter houses for small family groups, tennis courts, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, hard ball and softball diamonds, as well as a Little League diamond, a horse show arena, picnic areas and a very popular .9 mile walking track add to the enhancement of the park facilities.
Organized youth summer sports activities are hosted here. Pony League, Little League, Girls Softball, and many soccer groups are included.
The park also includes a horse show arena, picnic areas, and a very popular .9 mile walking track which passes near the Carroll County Community Center. The Carroll County 4-H Fairgrounds are incorporated into the Flora Community Park as well. The various buildings house project displays during Fair time. Adjacent areas house the midway and rides during the Fair.
The Merchants’ Building is used for activities throughout the year, including the Carroll County Flower and Garden Fair each April. The Park is also the site of an authentic log cabin which has been restored and outfitted. The Rotary Club/Scout Cabin building provides a year-round facility for meetings and celebrations.
The annual Hog Jog races and walk begin and end in the park area. Along with a breakfast and cruise-in, this activity attracts many visitors. A circus and other entertainments have been hosted.
The Park has been administered since 1976 by a Board whose members have worked long and hard to develop and maintain the Park. A large DNR grant was secured in 2000, and the town board provides a generous budget. Volunteers of all ages and seasonal employees maintain and enhance the extensive grounds. Trees and flowers are added each year.