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Welcome to the website of the ASLA Florida Chapter Historic American Landscapes Survey. The Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects hosts this site to promote the recognition, documentation, preservation, and enjoyment of historic landscapes in the state of Florida and the U.S. Territories of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. If you are seriously interested in historic landscapes, we invite you to get involved.



The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) mission is to record historic landscapes in the United States and its territories through measured and interpretive drawings, written histories, and large-format photographs for the HABS/HAER/HALS Collection at the Library of Congress.

In 2000, the National Park Service, American Society of Landscape Architects, and Library of Congress entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that established the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS). In 2010, the three organizations signed the Agreement that made HALS a permanent program to document historic landscapes that serve as tangible evidence of our nation’s heritage and development.

The ASLA Florida Chapter provides professional guidance and technical advice for the program covering the state of Florida and the U.S. Territories of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.



HALS documentation in Florida and the U.S. Territories of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico is coordinated with David Driapsa, ASLA, the Florida Chapter HALS Liaison - telephone (239) 591-2321 and email


If you are interested in documenting historic landscapes please contact David Driapsa, FL|ASLA HALS Liaison - telephone (239) 591-2321 and email


Barrancas National Cemetery, HALS No. FL-01

Bay Pines National Cemetery, HALS No. FL-02

St. Augustine National Cemetery, HALS No. FL-03

Fennell's Orchid Jungle, HALS No. FL-04

University of Florida Campus, Plaza of the Americas, HALS No. FL-05

Cummer Museum Gardens, HALS No. FL-06

Lake Eola Park, HALS No. FL-07

Fort Clinch State Park, HALS No. FL-08

Smokey Hollow, HALS No. FL-09

Highlands Hammock State Park, HALS No. FL-10

Ravine Gardens State Park, HALS No. FL-11

Florida Caverns State Park, HALS NO. FL-12

Gold Head Branch State Park

Hillsboro River State Park

Myakka River State Park

O’Leno State Park

Torreya State Park


For further HALS information, please visit the following websites:

American Society of Landscape Architects HALS Information:

National Park Service HALS Information:

Search HALS Collections at the Library of Congress:

HALS 101: The Historic American Landscapes Survey:

Follow HALS on Facebook:

Watch HALS on YouTube Channel:


View to Second Tier Steps
Ravine Gardens State Park, HALS No. FL-11

Photograph courtesy of William "Bill” Lutrick, ASLA|FL HALS Photographer

Yard Plan of the Boston Wm. White Residence
The Smokey Hollow Community, HALS No. FL-09
Drawing courtesy of David Driapsa, ASLA|FL HALS Chair

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MISSION STATEMENT Leading, educating, and participating in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments.