Come Refresh, Renew, and Refuel

Who We Are

Since 1974 our Retreat Center has provided an atmosphere for people to come away, lay aside the stresses of life and seek a closer walk with the Lord.  Our facilities are available year round for rental by churches, Christian groups, and non-profit organizations as a resource for their ministries and special events.  Our facility provides an ideal setting for adults 18 years of age and older.  Reduced rates are available to pastors and missionaries for sabbatical and personal time. 

What People are Saying

“Fantastic team environment, so peaceful and great access to everything in the coast!”
- Bethel Church Redding, CA
The vision of Peter Lord for a retreat center in Florida is still vibrant and attractive. The Park Avenue Retreat Center is a most comfortable place to gather for intimate spiritual fellowship. The accommodations are sharp and up-to-date with charm and class. The staff is welcoming and personable, ready to meet every need. The legacy of encouragement for spiritual growth exudes from every pore of the place and people. The Park Avenue Retreat Center is perfect for small groups or gatherings of 50-60, providing cozy spaces for men and women. An hour from Orlando and fifteen minutes from the beach, the Park Avenue Retreat Center sets the standard for gatherings for spiritual advancement for a community and individuals
-Tim Taylor
I've had the blessing to do ladies' and marriage retreats at the Park Avenue Retreat Center several times. The rooms are beautifully decorated with a Scripture theme, down to the smallest detail, which welcomes you into the presence of the Lord. We've been able to enjoy food from the Cafe, making it easy for a group to have everything they need right on the property. Speaking of the property, the chapel is a quiet place to spend some time in prayer or just sitting and listening to the Lord. Bench seats around the area give a respite during a stroll through the grounds. I have loved the prayer walk, allowing a serene time to pray and seek. The staff, from registration to the lovely retreat hostess, are wonderful and easy to work with for different needs. I always look forward to time at this retreat center!
- Allison M. Wilson
We love Park Avenue Retreat Center! Over the years Special Gatherings has come with groups from 20-50 members. Every aspect of each experience exceeded our expectations. The facility is beautiful, all staff were so helpful and accommodating and the dining experience rates a 5-star review. We are so blessed to call Park Avenue home for all our Retreats.
- Special Gatherings
I just wanted to take the time to say thank you to you and the Park Ave Retreat Center for allowing us to use your facilities to host a group of Pastors and their wives. The individual rooms were very nice and clean. Several of the wives made great comments about how much they enjoyed staying in their rooms. The Kitchen and lobby were perfect for our group size. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon for another retreat.
- Dr. Carlos Mendez