Parks & Playgrounds

If you’re looking for parks and playgrounds in the Jacksonville area, here you’ll find our favorites. Jacksonville has the largest urban park system in the nation!

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Hanna Park Water Park
Hanna Park Water Park
Hanna Park
5.00 (1 review)
500 Wonderwood Dr, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

The Beach

1.5 miles of pristine sandy beach with multiple access points and it’s home to the premier surfing spot in Northeast Florida, The Poles.

Dolphin Plaza

An ideal oceanfront location for a family reunion, wedding reception, or corporate outing.

Biking and Hiking Trails

Hanna Park has over 20 miles of trails for the hardcore mountain bikers and the entire family to enjoy.

Fresh Water

A 60-acre lake and open to fishing, kayaks, pedal boats and canoes!

Kids Splash Park

Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, it’s the perfect place for kids under four feet tall to cool off in the summer.

Extras!

Hanna Park also has picnic areas, facilities for cookouts, reunions, retreats, and other group activities. Please note that reservations are required.

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5.00 (2 reviews)
405 Palencia Village Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32092

Palencia Pirate Ship Park and Athletic Fields is a fun playground shaped like a giant pirate ship. Other amenties include a covered Pavilion, basketball courts, softball and soccer fields. This fun play area is located at the entrance of the Palencia neighborhood.

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5.00 (2 reviews)
1047 Kingsley Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073, United States

The Clarke House is a shaded wooden castle playground beneath a canopy of live oak trees, a covered pavilion, walking trails, butterfly garden. There is a giant wooden airplane, a wooden ship for kids to climb on and a puppet theater with a separate area for young children. There is a walking trail through the woods about 1/2 mile long.

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5.00 (1 review)
3700 Park Street, Jacksonville, FL 32205, United States

Boone Park offers several playgrounds with nice shady walking trail. Also enjoy many tennis courts and picnic shelter.

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5.00 (1 review)
753 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204, United States

Riverside Park playground and duckpond offers beauty and fun. Located very close to 5 points this park hosts many fun events. (bring bread to feed the ducks)

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3.75 (2 reviews)
14780 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville, FL 32223, United States

Mandarin Park playground is located along Julington Creek. Amenities include walking trail, nature center, picnic tables and a fishing pier. The park also offers play areas, walking trails and an interpretive nature center. 

Sunshine Park
2514 S Beach Pkwy, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

A very popular park located in Jax Beach. Amenities include:

  • Children’s playground
  • Splash Pad
  • Fitness trail
  • Basketball court
  • All-purpose field
  • Tennis court
  • Gazebo
  • Six picnic shelters
  • Two grills
  • Three volleyball courts
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1671 Francis Avenue, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233, United States

Jordan Park is 1.5 acres of wooded park with a large playground area, trees, covered picnic pavilions, grills, a basketball court, and a community center. 

The Jordan Park Community Center is a 2000 square foot of space – housing both Beaches Habitat and the community center. Hours normal hours of operation are noon to 6 pm.  The Community Center is available for rent with a 4-hour minimum of $100, plus a $200 refundable security deposit.  

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2072 George Street, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233, United States

Donner Park, located in the Marsh Oaks area at the corner of Dutton Island Dr. West and George Street, consists of over 5 acres of park land. Activities include a full basketball court, a softball field, tennis courts, and a large sand playground area and the Gail Baker Community Center.

Beautifully shaded by oak and pecan trees, Donner Park is home to many of the City’s community activities, including outdoor summer movies, fall festival, flag football, baseball, and tennis. Outdoor bathrooms are open during week days.

 

 

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716 Ocean Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233, United States

Bull Memorial Park is home to a tennis court, an amphitheater area, a picnic area, a tetherball court, a small basketball court, a large sand playground, public restroom, and an open space for field play.

Bull Park is also adjacent to the Adele Grage Cultural Center.  This center provides space for the Atlantic Beach Recreation and Special Events offices, a community room (20’X40′) with a full service kitchen (available for rent), public computers, a 60-seat theatre, and art gallery for monthly exhibitions.  

The Community room opens to Bull Memorial Park. Rental information is available online or call, (904)247-5828.  

The Center is home to the Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre, or ABET, offers theatre performances from September-May. ABET also offers drama workshops for adults and children. For tickets call (904) 249-7177, or visit their website at http://www.abettheatre.com.  

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800 Seminole Road, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233, United States

Jack Russell Park has two large play areas and is covered with trees and a large picnic pavilion. Other amenties include basketball court, 6 tennis courts, 2 racquetball courts, skateboard ramps, baseball fields and soccer fields. A concession stand is open on weekends.

Russell Park is home to the Atlantic Beach Athletic Association, Oceanside Rotary Skate Park, Tennis Lessons, and hosts the annual Late Night Skates, Bowl Bash and Fun Day & Camp Out Under the Stars (an annual event for families).

The Atlantic Beach Athletic Association is home to the Atlantic Beach Little League Baseball, Softball and T-Ball leagues. Workshops and Clinics are also provided by the league.   For more information on Spring or Fall sign-ups, contact ABAA at http://www.abbaseball.com.

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301 Florida Blvd, Neptune Beach, FL 32266, United States

Jarboe Park has several playgrounds with new equipment and a fun sand area. Other amenities include an exercise trail, basketball court, tennis courts, volleyball courts, a lake and pavilion. Easy walk to the community garden and farmers market on Saturday at 2pm. 

9th Avenue North, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250, United States

Tall Pines Park is a quiet, spacious playground with picnic tables and many trees to offer shade. Located just west of Penman. 

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2nd Avenue North & 10th Street North, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250

Gonzales Park offers a playground with two sheltered picnic areas. Also includes BBQ grills, two baseball fields, and basketball court. There is very little shade at this park. Located a few blocks north of Beach Blvd.

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3rd Street between 16th and 19th Avenue South, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250

Hugenot Park a nice playground just one block from the ocean. Amenities include a tennis facility with 7 tennis courts, a three acre lake, fishing pier and boardwalk, and basketball courts. 

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1st Street South between 5th & 6th Avenues South, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250

Oceanfront Park is just steps off of the ocean in Jacksonville Beach with a small playground area. Other amenities: four sheltered picnic areas, educational kiosk system, sand volleyball court and two dune walkovers, Handicapped-accessible. 

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11751 McCormick Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225, United States

Ed Austin Regional Park is a huge park with so many fun things to offer. The large playarea is enclosed with a fence. There are soccer fields, baseball fields, a skateboard area, a 1.75 mile paved (mostly shaded) path, basketball courts, a frisbee golf course and many large open fields for running around. Bonus: Stroller Strength classes are held here on Tuesday at 9:15. 

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4322 Richard D. Gatlin Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32277

The Arlington Lions Club park and playground is located along the St. Johns River. Amenities include: nature areas, picnic shelters, boat and kayak ramp and a scenic boardwalk.

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2775 Huffman Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246, United States

Huffman Blvd Park has a large playground area for the kids. Other amenities include basketball courts, open fields, tennis courts, and walking trails.

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4711 River City Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32246

Wolfson Children’s Park Playshore at the St. John’s Town Center is soft climb and play designed like sea creatures that toddlers will love. Other attractions, open air mall, restaurants, train ride, fish pond. The playground is located in front of Dick’s Sporting Goods.

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7901 Baymeadows Road East, Jacksonville, FL 32256, United States

Deerwood Rotory Park is a great playground for the little ones because of the soft ground surrounding several playstructures. There are also covered picnic tables.

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8000 Baymeadows Road East, Jacksonville, FL 32256, United States

Baymeadows Regional Park has a nice playground, soccer fields, and walking path around the lake.

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8650 Newton Road, Jacksonville, FL 32216, United States

Brackridge Park playground has umbrellas on the unique playstructure to offer shade. Other amenities include soccer and multiuse fields.

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2455 Palm Valley Rd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081, United States

Davis Park has a small playground area nestled in a large sport complex consisting of 5 soccer fields, 3 football fields, 4 lighted softball fields, and 6 lighted Baseball field, two multipurpose baseball fields, one tee ball field. Also features 4 stocked fishing ponds for children under the age of 12 (catch and release only) and two fenced in dog parks.

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101 Library Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082, United States

Bird Island Park is located behind the Ponte Vedra Branch Library. The playground is at the end of the boardwalk and has unique play equipment that kids love. The 4.2 acre park includes a 2 acre pond with a wooden board walk and viewing pavilion, turtle shaped maze, storytelling area, gazebos, and informational signage throughout the park.

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956 Hubbard St, Jacksonville, FL, United States

Confederate Park playground in Jacksonville’s Historic Springfield area has unique, whimsical equipment that spurs the imagination. Surrounded by beauty and history the park also includes a serene fountain setting, statues, and a fenced 2.87-acre dog park.

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Sisters Creek Marina Drive 8203 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226, Jacksonville, FL

Jim King Park has a playground, a picnic area, a fishing area and boat ramp. The ramp is used as headquarters for the Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament, and is closed to the public during the tournament.

3461 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218, United States

Lannie Road Park is a playground in the park that is home to Gateway Radio Control Club, an association of radio control model airplane experts. The park includes picnic tables with work benches, taxi-ways, a runway, athletic fields and club house. Insurance coverage is required to fly a model plan at the facility.

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Leonid Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218, United States

Ray Green Park playground is also home to JAX BMX club. Other features of the park include BMX track, athletic fields, tennis courts and picnic facilities.

7000 Roosevelt Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32244, United States

Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park has several playground areas on a 500-acre facility also offering a nature center and amazing trails for hiking, biking and enjoying nature. One special feature is a 35-foot elevated observation tower that provides the perfect birds-eye view.

8435 118th Street, Jacksonville, FL, 32224

Lew Brantley Park playground is located in the 90-acre park with a community center, basketball courts, picnic areas, nature trail with fitness stations. This park is home to “Field of Dreams” Miracle League field, where special needs youth can experience playing baseball in their own league.

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3320 Chrysler Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32257, United States

Elizabeth Betty Wolfe Park/Pickwick Park has a peaceful playground with a beautiful walking trail. Located in the Pickwick neighborhood.

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10851 Hood Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257, United States

Losco Regional Park this playground feels like you’re in the country with its quiet atmosphere complete with a scenic paved trail that wraps around the wooded park, one multi-use field, soccer fields and two playgrounds – one for toddlers. Losco Park also boasts a new splash pad!

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3960 Alcazar Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32207, United States

Granada Park playground is in the beautiful Spanish inspired rectangular park located in the middle of Granada Boulevard.

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1800 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207, United States

Landon Park playground is nestled right in beautiful San Marco. The park has many large trees offering shade for play.

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2870 Sydney Street, Jacksonville, FL 32205, United States

Willowbranch Park playground is located right behind the Willowbranch Library. Other amenities include baseball field, basketball court, picnic tables, benches, a little creek and plenty of trees.

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4208 Kingsbury Street, Jacksonville, FL 32205, United States

Murray Hill Playground is located in the Murray Hill section of west Jacksonville. One of the City’s oldest schools, Ruth N. Upson Elementary (formerly the Murray Hill School built in 1916)) resides just northwest of the park. Murray Hill incorporated in 1916 and remained a separate municipality until its annexation by Jacksonville in 1925. In 1941, the heirs of J. Graeme Drew sold the park property to the City. Several athletic associations have used and helped maintain the playground over the years including the Murray Hill Youth Assoc., the Wright Youth Assoc., and most recently the Murray Hill Athletic Assoc. Improvement projects in 2001-2003 added two scoreboards, a walk path, fencing for two T-ball fields, a water feature, three portable shelters, a playscape and more.

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1701 Myrtle Avenue North, Jacksonville, FL 32209, United States

The playground at J.P. Small Park was renamed in June 2007 to honor Eugene M. GLover. Mr. Glover, who passed away in 2006, was affectionately known by friends, colleagues and the young people he worked with as the “Gentle Giant.” He spent 42 years working in a variety of capacities for the PREC Department; most notably at J.P. Small Park, which was named for his high school coach and mentor. A sign has been erected in the park officially naming the playground for the former Stanton High School and Florida A&M University athlete and brother of the former sheriff, Nat Glover.

10632 Old Kings Road, Jacksonville, FL 32219, United States

The Dinsmore Playground is located in the heart of the Dinsmore area of northwest Jacksonville, between Iowa Avenue and the historic Old Kings Road. Many early families such as the Plummers, Higginbothams, and Picketts are buried in the nearby Dinsmore Cemetery that was established in the latter 1800’s. Beginning in the early 1900’s, dairy farming became the principal industry of the area. Across from the playground resides Dinsmore Elementary School that was built in 1953, and the School Board leased land for the playground to Duval County in 1956, at a time when there were no public parks in Dinsmore. Currently, there is a joint-use agreement for the playground between the City and the School Board. The Dinsmore Neighborhood Civic Association has taken an active interest in the area’s recreational facilities through the years, and worked with the City in making improvements to the playground.

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1199 Church Street West, Jacksonville, FL 32204, United States

Florida C. Dwight Memorial Playground is located in the La Villa section near downtown Jacksonville, just west of Interstate 95. The park comprised a portion of the Town of La Villa, which was subdivided and incorporated after the Civil War and remained independent until annexed by Jacksonville in 1887. After the City purchased the land in 1904, it became a park for the area’s white residents known as La Villa Park. In 1929, the City’s second playground for African-American children was established there and named La Villa Playground. Florida Dwight (1886-1977), the playground’s first recreation director, pioneered organized recreation for the City’s African-American community from 1918 (with the opening of Oakland Park) until her retirement in 1950. To honor her years of devoted work, the playground was renamed in 1983, and then designated a local historic landmark in 1995.

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949 Hubbard Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206, United States

Confederate Playground is located near downtown, in the Springfield section of north Jacksonville. First named Dignan Park, for a chairman of the Board of Public Works, it opened in 1907 and contained the City’s first supervised playground. The United Confederate Veterans chose Jacksonville as the site for their twenty-fourth annual reunion in 1914, which was attended by an estimated 48,000 former Confederate soldiers. Many of the activities took place in the park, and five months later it was renamed, Confederate Park. Troops, many from the nearby Armory, used the playground portion of the park for drill grounds and tent/hut encampments during both World Wars. The playground was permanently established as a separate facility from Confederate Park in the 1950’s, and today provides open space and recreational facilities for residents of the Springfield and downtown communities.

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2150 Lane Avenue South, Jacksonville, FL 32210, United States

Wiley Road Playground is located at the intersection of Lane Avenue and Wiley Road in southwest Jacksonville. It resides adjacent to the Cedar Hills Estates neighborhood that was developed in the latter 1950’s, and across from Hyde Grove Elementary School that that was built in 1960. The City purchased most of the playground property in 1971, and obtained the rest when for a portion of Coulee Ave. was closed two years later. The property remained undeveloped for several years, and HUD built a Senior Citizen Center at the site about 1980-81. During its early years, the playground contained an athletic field, tennis and shuffleboard courts, restrooms, and a sizeable undeveloped area. Recent improvements include a new water feature in 2001 and a major addition to the Senior Center in 2003.

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2260 Spring Park Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207, United States

St. Nicholas Playground is located adjacent to Spring Park Road in the St. Nicholas/Spring Park section of Jacksonville. Following City land purchases in 1936 and 1937, the park was created and originally named Spring Park, and was expanded by additional land acquisitions in 1944. The St. Nicholas Park and Home Park subdivisions were developed near the park in the late 1930’s to meet the housing needs of Jacksonville’s growing middle class, and the Spring Park Elementary School opened adjacent to the park in 1942. The playground became a popular site for games of the City’s baseball leagues. In recent years the Spring Park Neighborhood Association and St. Nicholas Area Preservation have taken an active role in the maintenance and welfare of the facility, which contains a walking/jogging trail completed in 1999.

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2260 Spring Park Road, Jacksonville, FL 32207, United States

St. Nicholas Playground is located adjacent to Spring Park Road in the St. Nicholas/Spring Park section of Jacksonville. Following City land purchases in 1936 and 1937, the park was created and originally named Spring Park, and was expanded by additional land acquisitions in 1944. The St. Nicholas Park and Home Park subdivisions were developed near the park in the late 1930’s to meet the housing needs of Jacksonville’s growing middle class, and the Spring Park Elementary School opened adjacent to the park in 1942. The playground became a popular site for games of the City’s baseball leagues. In recent years the Spring Park Neighborhood Association and St. Nicholas Area Preservation have taken an active role in the maintenance and welfare of the facility, which contains a walking/jogging trail completed in 1999.

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11808 Fayal Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32258, United States

Greenland Park was dedicated April 20, 1990. Funding for the project was allocated from the 1988 Neighborhood Park Improvement Bond Program for Council District 4. In 1991, a monumnet was dedicated in the park to Brandon O`Leary, a 13 year old MAA member who was killed earlier in the year. On January 25, 1995, the City of Jacksonville purchased an additional 16.5 acres from RM Williams to expand the Greenland Road Park site to its current 20.3 acres. In February 2003, the park received a new playscape, swing set and benches. In August of 2007 new renovations were completed to the Concession and Restroom Facility Building.

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5000 Greenway Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32244, United States

The Ortega Hills Playground is located in the Ortega Hills area across from the Jacksonville Naval Air Station. The name Ortega derives from Joseph de Ortega, a judge during the second Spanish occupation of Florida from 1783-1821. In 1804, when John McIntosh bought the plantation that is present-day Ortega, he named it for the judge who facilitated his purchase of the property. Development of Ortega Hills began in 1954, and Devco Inc. donated the land for the park to Duval County in 1959. In recent years the local Community Association, led by its tireless founder Charles Zilla, lobbied for a new park that resulted in a major renovation in 2001. Park usage then increased dramatically, as people rushed to use the new facilities, which included landscaping and a walking/jogging trail around the perimeter.

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657 East Union Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206, United States

Oakland Park is located in the Oakland section of downtown Jacksonville, and has been City property since the 1880’s. The residential community of Oakland emerged during the 1870’s and was oriented toward working-class families. West of the park lies the Old City Cemetery established in 1852, and along the park’s northern boundary, St. Joseph’s Cemetery, which is a part of the Old City Cemetery. The park has historical significance as the first playground established by the City of Jacksonville for African-American children. The park opened on July 4, 1918, through the efforts of noted Jacksonville humanitarian, Eartha M.M. White (1876-1974), and for ten years was under the direction of pioneer recreational leader Florida C. Dwight (1886-1977).

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4541 Timuquana Road, Jacksonville, FL 32210, United States

Timuquana Park is located in the Timuquana Manor neighborhood of southwest Jacksonville, just east of bustling Roosevelt Boulevard. The community was platted in 1942, mostly to provide housing for personnel at the nearby Jacksonville Naval Air Station. The plat dedicates the park property to public use. The name Timuquana derives from the native Indians, the Timuquas, who were living in the area when the first Europeans arrived in the sixteenth century. In 2003, the Timuquana Manor area has established one of the most successful Neighborhood Watch Programs (for crime) in Jacksonville. City officials highly praised Mrs. Alice Turknett, a resident who lives near the park, for her leadership in the program.

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8000 Baymeadows Road East, Jacksonville, FL 32256, United States

The 9A/Baymedows Regional Park site is situated between Baymeadows Road East and State Road 9A in southeast Jacksonville. The City purchased the 52-acre parcel from Disston Ranch in June 2002. Volunteer representatives from neighborhoods in the area, known as Baywatch, intent is to keep an eye on the development, growth, transportation, zoning, and parks and recreation issues relating to the area. Baywatch has had a significant role in the planning and funding for the Park in their coordination with Councilmember Graham and the Mayor’s Office. In December 2003, the Master Plan of the Regional Park was completed. Phase I development of the Soccer fields, infrastructure, playground, pavilions, and restrooms are open to the public by January 2008. Future Phase II will include the construction of the Baseball Fields, Fishing Pier, and Tennis Courts.

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2870 Sydney Street, Jacksonville, FL 32205, United States

Willowbranch Park is located in the Riverside area, along the course of Willowbranch Creek. Former City Councilman John J. Griffin led the drive to create the park, and development began in 1916. Additional acreage was acquired southeast of Park Street between 1921 and 1925. Dr. Harold Hume donated 1700 azalea bushes around 1924 to beautify a portion of the grounds, while the Willowbranch Library opened at the park in 1930; and the creek was straightened and bulkheaded in 1934. Eventually four other small City parks/gardens were created from the park property – one south and one north of St. Johns Avenue and two along Park Street (in the 1950’s). Since its creation in 1974, Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) has worked to preserve and improve the park, along with the Willowbranch Park Improvement Committee that formed in 1999. Through the years it has remained one of the City’s most picturesque parks. At the instigation of Councilman Jim Overton in 2002, a bronze memorial plaque honoring Patricia Austin, the deceased wife of former mayor Ed Austin, was installed at the park in 2004. An immense live oak tree canopies two benches provided for the relaxation of visitors.

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8435 118th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32244, United States

The groundbreaking for this 90 acre park was held on February 21, 2003. A large portion of this park will help preserve the environmentally sensitive area around McGirts Creek. At the completion of construction in March 2007, the park includes a community center, basketball courts, playground, picnic areas, trails, three youth baseball fields and two soccer fields. A highlight of the park is the “Field of Dreams” Miracle League field, where special needs children are able to experience playing in their own baseball league. Concieved by the West Jacksonville Rotary and funded by private donations, Lew Brantley Field was dedicated in May 2007.

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5054 Soutel Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32208, United States

In April 2000, Bob Hayes Sports Complex became a reality when the City purchased an adjacent parcel to Lonnie Miller Regional Park from the Diocese of St. Augustine for $175,000 (OR 9610 pg. 1347), subject to an easement for underground utilities, access, and other terms (OR 7330 pg. 1398).As of December 2004, funding has been approved for the $1.4 million project, which will be put out for bids as soon as the latest revision of the plans is completed. To be known as the Bob Hayes Soccer Complex (or possibly Sports Complex), the facility will include several youth soccer fields, a football field, a pavilion/concession building that will also contain restrooms and storage space, playground and picnic equipment, bleachers, sidewalks, an asphalt trail, parking, a retention pond, irrigation, sewer/drainage facilities, and landscaping.

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3310 St Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207, United States

Angelina Danese Park is located in south Jacksonville, at the intersection of Danese Court and St. Augustine Road. The site comprised part of the Philips community that was established in the last half of the 1800’s. Alexander and Angelina Danese, who arrived in America as immigrants from Italy in 1885, had twelve children following their marriage in 1898. The couple established their home on the park property in 1929, and after their deaths the children wanted to honor their parents’ memory. Their son Emanuel Danese, and his wife Mary Margaret, later donated the property to the city in 1973 for use as a passive public park – in honor of his parents and with the stipulation that it be named for his mother. But the site remained a vacant tract until the city, with the aid of City Councilmen Matt Carlucci and Reggie Fullwood, developed the property as a neighborhood park, which opened in March 2003.

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11950 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223, United States

Chuck Rogers Park is located in Mandarin, north of the intersection of San Jose Blvd. and Orange Picker Rd. Sometime between 1968-1977, a borrow pit was excavated on part of the site, which was later used as a private landfill. The efforts of the City, Councilman Dick Kravitz, and the Jacksonville Youth Soccer Club led to the purchase of the site in 1995 and its development as Mandarin’s first soccer park, which opened for the inaugural game March 7, 1997. An additional 1.1-acre parcel for the park was donated to the City in 1998. The park is named for Chuck Rogers (1909-1980), who worked for the Parks and Recreation Dept. for 41 years. He started and ran the City’s youth leagues in all sports, was the guiding light in the tremendous rise of slow-pitch softball in the City, served for many years as the grand marshal for the City’s parades, and much more. Eventually, Mr. Rogers was inducted into the Jacksonville Sports Hall of Fame.

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2601 Cesery Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32211, United States

Cesery Park is located in Arlington’s Lake Lucina neighborhood, at the corner of Cesery Boulevard and Columbine Street. The park and boulevard are named for William R. Cesery (1912-1996), a pioneer developer of Arlington who started the trend of building larger apartment complexes in Jacksonville. About 1950, he purchased forty acres for his first subdivision, which took its name from a large water hole that he called Lake Lucina. General Trading Company, whose principals, D.W. and F.W. Tredinick, founded the Jax Liquor Store chain, donated the land for the park to Duval County in 1961. The County created a tot lot for children, and the City took over its operation following consolidation in 1968. A wooden pavilion and picnic tables were added to the park in 1996.

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7932 Concord Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32208, United States

Concord Park is located in the in the Lake Forest section of northwest Jacksonville, near the intersection of Edgewood Avenue and U.S. Interstate 95. After filing of the first plat in 1926, it was not until around 1944 that development began again in Lake Forest, whose streets and parks exhibit an American Revolutionary War theme. Concord Park is one of two half-oval parks that were named and platted by the developers in 1944. Battles at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts on April 19, 1775 between the colonial Minutemen and the British redcoats marked the beginning of the War. Through the years, the park has remained a small, neighborhood facility with play equipment for the children, and a major improvement project in 1999 added picnic facilities, new benches, and a water fountain. With several towering pine trees providing shade and visual relief, the park offers a place for fellowship and relaxation.

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1704 University Boulevard West, Jacksonville, FL 32217, United States

Crabtree Park is located in the Lakewood area, three blocks east of the intersection of San Jose Blvd. and University Blvd. West. Walter Crabtree developed the entire Lakewood area between 1946 and 1961, some of it around picturesque New Ross Creek that meanders through the northwest section. He conveyed the land for the park to Duval County in several deeds between 1957 and 1963. For over fifty years, Walter R. Crabtree (1899-1993) was a real estate developer and builder in Duval County. He operated his own lumber company, and built the Lakewood Apartments across from the park. Through the years, sports have been the main activity at Crabtree Park: organized youth baseball/softball games and pickup basketball games.

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8613 Oglesby Ave, Jacksonville, FL, USA

Herb N Chick aims to create a health driven community where individuals can engage in fun outdoor activities together. The facility is designed to promote both education and fitness through hands-on programs and exercises in an open space with four acres of land and an eight acre lake. Herb N Chick offers a wide range of hobbies and sports: from school field trips and growing nutritional foods in the garden, to fishing clubs and archery classes that welcomes individuals of all ages and skill levels

Programs:

  • Petting Pals
  • Fishing Club
  • Family friendly games
  • Explore Archery
  • Educational field trips/Projects
  • Growing and raising fresh healthy foods
  • Senior Visits, Home School Activities

Our Site:

  • 4 open acreas of natures best
  • An eight acre FISH filled lake
  • Hand raised chickens and Furry Friends
  • Green House and Gardens (Coming soon!)
Abess Park & Playground
12743 Abess Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32225, USA

The park offers playscapes, grills, a picnic shelter, restrooms, 2 youth baseball fields, a basketball court, 2 tennis courts, a soccer field, and paved trails. Also, check out the newly constructed splash pad!

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10244 103rd St, Jacksonville, FL 32210

The property at 10244 103rd Street was originally purchased by Duval County on August 19, 1960 from Hercules, Inc. When consolidation occurred in 1968, the 14-acre park became part of the City of Jacksonville’s facilities in the Department of Recreation and Public Affairs. The park consists of a 0.5-mile lighted asphalt Go-Kart track, bleachers, grills, restrooms and parking. The North Florida Kart Club has been active at the site since its early days and has helped in its maintenance and park improvements by its fund-raising efforts. In addition, the Club hosts regional and national Go-Kart races at the facility.

A. Philip Randolph Heritage Park
1096 A. Philip Randolph Blvd Jacksonville FL 32206

This park is named after A. Philip Randolph who grew up in Jacksonville and became one of the most important figures of the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 1960s. A life-size bronze statue of Olympic Gold Medallist and Dallas Cowboy star, Bob Hayes, was added to the park in November 2002. Hayes grew up in Jacksonville, less than a mile from the park. Park amenities include playscapes, an amphitheater, picnic tables, benches and restrooms.

8000 Baymeadows Rd E, Jacksonville, FL 32256

The Fort Family Regional Park site is situated between Baymeadows Road East and I-295 in southeast Jacksonville.Park facilities currently include a tennis complex with clay courts, hard court and pickle ball courts, soccer fields, playground, pavilions, and restrooms. Future Phase will include the construction of the Baseball Fields and Fishing Pier.
Additional Amenities include: Concession stand, hiking trail, bike racks, and grills.

4818 river city dr, jacksonville FL suite 101 32246

Urban Youth Park is Jacksonville’s first state of the art parkour/gymnastics training facility! We are located at the St. Johns Town center next to Luis Vuitton, Apple, Tesla and Nordstroms. Originally based in Los Angeles CA with over 600 students and 3 locations. Our main owner (Jessica Funke) made the decision to expand to Florida. We have made a huge impact in our communities in California and plan on changing lives of kids and adults here in Florida. At THE PARK, we are passionate about empowering all athletes to realize their potential by overcoming mental and physical challenges through the art of movement. We teach the sport of trampoline, flipping, parkour, martial arts tricking and ninja warrior in a safe and fun environment. At THE PARK we encourage Passion, Adaptability, Responsibility and Kindness. We teach these traits and movements through the programs we offer such as classes, summer camps, birthday parties, open gyms, private lessons and more!

424-409-9984

[email protected]

http://www.urbanyouthpark.com

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