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Memories of Missing Smiles, Inc.

P.O. Box 684

Ocala, FL  34478

 
Park Address:  3320 SE 17th Street, Ocala
North end of Jervey Gantt Park
(no mail is delivered at this address)

(352) 369-MOMS (6667)

 

 
 
From I-75 & SR 40:
Travel East on SR40 (Silver Springs Blvd) approx. 6.5 miles to NE 36th Avenue, turn right.
Travel South on NE 36 Ave (becomes SE 36 Ave) approx. 1.8 miles, turn right on SE 17th Street. Travel West on SE 17 Street approx 1/4 mile.Turn left at Jervey Garntt Recreation Complex sign.
(if you pass the YMCA, you've gone too far) Park is ahead on the left, approx. 800 ft.
From I-75 & SR200:
Travel N/E on SR200 (College Rd) approx. 2.3 miles to SW 17th Street, turn right.
Travel East on SW 17th Street (becomes SE 17th Street and then Maricamp Rd) approx 5.1 miles,
turn left on SE 36 Avenue. '
Travel North on SE 36 Avenue for 1.0 mile, turn left on SE 17th Street.
Travel West on SE 17 Street approx 1/4 mile.Turn left at Jervey Garntt Recreation Complex sign.
(if you pass the YMCA, you've gone too far) Park is ahead on the left, approx. 800 ft.
From Summerfield/The Villages:
Travel North on US Hwy 441 approx. 17 miles. to SE 17 Street in Ocala, turn right.
Travel East on SE 17th Street approx. 3.6 miles, turn left on SE 36th Avenue.
Travel North on SE 36 Avenue for 1.0 mile, turn left on SE 17th Street.
Travel West on SE 17 Street approx 1/4 mile.Turn left at Jervey Garntt Recreation Complex sign.
(if you pass the YMCA, you've gone too far) Park is ahead on the left, approx. 800 ft.
 
 
 
Local Support Groups
for
Bereaved Families
 
 
 Compassionate Friends
  
 
 
Ocala Chapter
Meeting Info: 2nd Tuesday of each month
7:00 pm
Blessed Trinity Catholic Church
5 SE 17th Street (Elder Care Bldg.)
Ocala, Florida
Linda Tarwacki - (352)804-7082
la.dish@hotmail.com

 
TCF of Central Florida
Meeting Info:  3rd Tuesday of each month 
7:00 pm
(regular meeting cancelled in December)
Summerfield/The Villages, FL 
17330 US-441 South
Summerfield Florida 34491-8649
 
Phone Contact:
Chapter Phone Lines
Cheryl: (352)-347-1942
  Rosemary: (352) 259-4809
 
 
Hospice of Marion County
Main Office
3231 SW 34th Ave.
Ocala, FL 34474
Main number: (352) 873-7400
Bereavement (352) 873-7456
 


                            A few park rules:
 

Water Features:

 
We have a HUGE favor to ask from all the wonderful photographers who take pictures at the M.O.M.S. Park. We know that it is a beautiful setting, and we completely understand your desire to snap photos here, but PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE stay off of, and out of, the waterfalls, and please do not remove the stones from the creek sidewalls so that you can put them in the stream to stand on. You are unintentionally (I'm sure) causing damage to stream liner and puncturing it. The sidewall spot that you took the rock from is left exposed to the UV rays,creating even more damage. Please be courteous and remember the purpose of this park is to create a peaceful environment to honor our children who have died. We are a small non-profit organization, and don't have the funds to make these costly repairs. Thank You!!!

 

PARK PLANTS:
 
Plants, Flowers & Decorative items
 
In order to maintain the natural beauty and environment of the M.O.M.S. Park, some guidelines have been established to maintain the integrity of the natural setting.
 
No plants, flowers, or decorative items are to be placed in the park.
 
If you have adopted a memorial tree, only small, live flowering plants (growing no taller than 12”) may be placed around the base.  The watering system in place has been designed solely for the memorial trees.  It may not be adequate for sustaining your plants.  You are responsible for making sure that your plants are properly watered.
 
  a.    All plants should be planted in the ground, inside the watering are
 
  b.    The berm area currently in place for each memorial tree should not              be increased or decreased.
 
  c.    Do not leave plants still in pots around the trees.
 
  d.    Only natural pine bark or cypress mulch is to be placed around
              the base of the trees.  This is to ensure a uniform look throughout              the park.
              Please, no products with dyes or insecticides are to be used.
 
      e.    No retaining walls of any type, or rocks, are permitted to be built            around the base of the trees.

       f.     Any plants that are in poor condition, or not in compliance with                    guidelines, will be removed.
        
 
Please do NOT place plants, flowers, or decorative items around any other memorial items in the park without prior approval from M.O.M.S.
 

 

 Our hearts go out to all bereaved families.......

 Please visit these beautiful Children's Memorial Parks
across the country.
                                                                                                              
                                    
                                                                                                          Our Children's Memorial Walkway                                                                                                                  
at Frazier Park
1201 West 4th Street
Charlotte, NC
 
 
Grieving Mothers Memorial Garden
982 Eastern Parkway
Louisville, KY 40217-1568