Join us for a morning of outdoor fun at our first Park Hop of the summer from 9-11am on Thursday, June 20 at Losco Regional Park! Bring the kids and meet other moms from your neighborhood or make an adventure and try a new park you’ve never been to! Make fun summer memories as you explore all of the great outdoor spaces that Jacksonville has to offer.
Losco Regional Park is located on Hood Road South, north of Losco Road near Julington Creek. Losco Park boasts plenty of paved trails, perfect for your favorite wheeled activity. Bring bikes or scooters and don’t forget a helmet! Safe Kids Northeast Florida, led by THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health/Wolfson Children’s Hospital, will be on hand to inspect and fit your child’s bike helmet. If your child’s helmet no longer fits, is damaged, or if they don’t have one, helmets will be available to purchase for a $5 donation to Safe Kids Northeast Florida. This a great opportunity to make sure your kids are ready for summer wheeled activities.
Future Stars will be joining us for soccer fun for the little ones! Future Stars is Florida Elite Soccer Academy’s Introductory Soccer Program designed specifically for boys and girls born in 2013 – 2017 (that are already 2 years old).
Tri with SkyeTri with Skye will show our kids if you can swim a lap, ride a bike and run a mile, you can be a triathlete!
The Learning Experience Mandarin will provide a fun activity for kiddos to enjoy!
Girly-Girl Partea’s Ariel from The Little Mermaid will make an appearance at 10 AM in the 2nd hour to meet & greet families! The kids will love getting a chance to meet and take a photo with this inspired character, one of the most popular princesses!
Whit’s Frozen Custard of Mandarin will be serving up scoops beginning at 10 AM for our little park hoppers (kids!) while supplies last!
Bring lots of drinking water, sunscreen, towels, bikes or scooters, helmets, and a camera to catch some cool pictures of your little ones. We hope you can join us for the first stop of our summer park hop series!
Click HERE to RSVP for the Losco Park Hop
Please understand that we cannot accommodate all schedules. Based on past years attendance and birthday party/special events/recreational sports schedules at the parks we are not able to do weekend park hops. Thank you in advance for understanding.
Thank you to Community First Credit Union for sponsoring our summer Park Hop series for the 6th year in a row! Founded in 1935, Community First Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in the state. As a not-for-profit, a full-service financial institution it’s their goal to improve the quality of life for consumers and businesses throughout the First Coast.
Safe Kids Northeast Florida, a local coalition of Safe Kids Worldwide, and led by the PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, was founded in 2003. Funding is provided by Wolfson Children’s, along with grants from Safe Kids Worldwide, and public and private contributors. Their mission brings together local organizations to promote pediatric injury prevention, and offer programs to prevent accidental injuries to children ages 19 and under.
Future Stars is Florida Elite Soccer Academy’s Introductory Soccer Program designed specifically for boys and girls born in 2013 – 2017 (that are already 2 years old).
Your player will work on building balance, coordination, motor skills, and social skills all while learning fundamental soccer skills necessary for the next level! Join our Florida Elite Family: Future Stars is the only introductory program around that feeds into a full-service soccer club! Whether your player has dreams to be a professional soccer player or is new to the sport altogether, the Future Stars Program is the place to start! Our curriculum sets players up for success in Jr. Academy on our competitive side, or into a team setting on our Recreational Side! With programs for every stage of your player’s development, Florida Elite Soccer Academy is so much more than a soccer club, it is a family!
At The Learning Experience (TLE) Mandarin, we believe that children deserve to grow and learn at their own pace. In our safe and secure state of the art facility, we provide the tools and environment that give children every opportunity to develop their greatest potential. We pride ourselves in having warm, highly qualified teachers, phenomenal curriculum, and the simple extras that make bringing your child to TLE an easy stress-free event. The Learning Experience’s proprietary L.E.A.P. Curriculum and excellent Enrichment programs were developed over 30 years with your child’s optimal development in mind. We care for children ages 6 weeks to 8 years old including VPK, Spring Break camps, and Summer Break camps. We are open year round from 6:30am-6:30pm Monday through Friday. We know that choosing care for your little one is an important decision. We invite you to come visit us and see why TLE is the perfect home away from home where your child can learn, play and grow. Located at 11945 San Jose Blvd, Ste 500 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Phone: (904) 880-1695.
IF YOU CAN SWIM A LAP, RIDE A BIKE AND RUN A MILE… YOU CAN BE A TRIATHLETE! Tri with Skye is a week-by-week triathlon training program designed for time-crunched mothers and inspirational women athletes. The sessions include swim, bike and run clinics led by local experts like Planet Swim and Jacksonville Running Company. Weekly group runs and rides plus 24/7 support by Ironman Skye Johnson. Triathletes will get a discounted membership at LA Fitness, BFAS race entry and have a lot of fun together!
Girly-Girl Partea’s specializes in themed kids birthday party and event planning in North Florida and Southern Georgia. Offering a wide variety of services including fully customized birthday party packages for children of all ages, complete with decor, catering, character entertainment, and hosted activities. Every party is designed specifically with the client’s vision in mind, let Girly-Girl Partea’s plan a Spa Party, Princess Party, Tea Party, Diva Dance Party, or Superhero Party for you! We’ve celebrated over 1,000 birthdays since our inception in 2008 and have a true passion for making kids smile and creating lasting memories for you and your child. As the industry leader in birthday parties and special event entertainment, they have characters available for hire including princesses, mermaids, fairies, superheroes, and more. Contact Girly-Girl Partea’s today to make your next event SPECTACULAR at www.girlygirlparteas.com.
Whit’s Frozen Custard is superior frozen custard because we spare no expense in obtaining the highest quality ingredients! Whit’s offers three flavors made fresh daily: vanilla, chocolate, and a rotating daily flavor. See our daily flavor calendar online at whitsfrozencustard.com. We also offer several mix-ins (fruits, nuts, candies, liquid toppings) that allow you to make your own sundae or Whitser (blended custard and toppings that you eat with a spoon). In addition to our fresh scooped custard, we have a “to-go” freezer with several different flavor options in pint and quart sizes. We sell custard cakes (ice cream cakes) as well. Frozen custard cakes (Ice Cream Cakes) are available in our freezer or we can custom make a cake with 24 hours notice! Whit’s Frozen Custard of Mandarin located at 11362 San Jose Blvd, Ste 3, Jacksonville, Florida 32223.
And thank you to BODYARMOR for keeping Jax families hydrated all summer long! We’ll have samples of BODYARMOR – a premium, sports drink that provides superior hydration. It is packed with electrolytes, coconut water, and vitamins and is low in sodium and high in potassium. BODYARMOR contains natural flavors and sweeteners and no colors from artificial sources. Available in BODYARMOR and new BODYARMOR LYTE, and BODYARMOR Water, available at Publix. Perfect for kids too!
DISCLAIMER: Unfortunately, we cannot control the weather for these outdoor events. In the case of bad weather, please make sure you RSVP to the event page so you receive updates and check our Facebook page in case the event is canceled. Photos will be taken at the event and of attendees for use on the blog and on social media by the Jacksonville Mom and sponsors.