Community First Summer Park Hops With Jacksonville Mom

Summer is just around the corner and school will be out soon, so it is time to head to the park! Community First Credit Union and Jacksonville Mom are excited to present our 6th annual Summer Park Hop Series! Park Hops are free events taking place throughout the summer at different parks in and around Jacksonville. 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. The Park Hops will feature themed activities for the kids, cool treats, vendors, and more.

Before each event, Jacksonville Mom will have updated, detailed information about the Park Hop, including a link to RSVP through our Facebook page. We hope you’ll join us in making this a summer to remember!

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.

Park Hop GIVEAWAY! Want to be a total baller at our Park Hop at the Jumbo Shrimp Game on July 23rd? We will choose one lucky winner to have the Community First Suite at the Jumbo Shrimp Game that evening AND the opportunity to throw out the first pitch of the game!!! All you have to do is share a photo on Instagram showing us how you and your family put community first, make sure you tag both Jacksonville Mom and Community First, and use our hashtags! To make it easy just copy and paste: @jacksonvillemom @commfirstcu #LoveWhereYouBank #JMParkHop Winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 16!

Thursday, June 20th–  9:00 am to 11:00 am

Losco Park -Losco Regional Park is located on Hood Road South, north of Losco Road near Julington Creek. RSVP on the Facebook Event page.

Monday, July 1st – 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Fernandina Beach Pirate Playground -This playground, set in a breezy, shaded area amongst the trees, is like nothing our region has seen before. The community-accessible playground integrates exercise, art, nature, music, imagination, and local history for children of all physical and mental abilities. Parents can relax on benches or at nearby picnic tables, and there are restrooms close by. RSVP on the Facebook Event page.

Wednesday, July 17th – 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Boone Park – Boone Park is located in the beautiful Avondale area. Spanning 7 blocks, Boone Park has plenty of room to play at this unique playground with climbing structures that will inspire both younger and older children. Our Park Hop will be held at the playground area off of St. Johns Avenue. RSVP on the Facebook Event page.

Tuesday, July 23rd Game starts at 7:05 pm, activities announced soon pregame!

Join us at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville for Family Park Hop Night With Community First! As one of the premier Minor League ballparks in North American, the Baseball Grounds and Jumbo Shrimp games are perfect for a family night out with comfortable seating, easy access to concessions and bathrooms and there is even a playground inside the ballpark! RSVP on the Facebook Event page.

Friday, August 2nd – 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Jack Russell Park – Our Park Hop finale will be at Russell Park, located in Atlantic Beach.  Join us as we celebrate an amazing summer at one of the beaches best parks! RSVP on the Facebook Event page.

Watch our site and follow us on Facebook for updates and details about the specific Park Hop events. PLEASE RSVP so we can get a good count and notify you if we have to cancel due to weather!

If you are a business that is interested in getting involved please contact [email protected].

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.

And thank you to BODYARMOR for being a Summer Park Hop activity sponsor and keeping our families hydrated all summer long! BODYARMOR is 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. Learn more at

Krista is a wife and mom to four crazy kids and one rambunctious puppy. Originally from Ocala, Krista moved to Jacksonville in 2010 and quickly fell in love with her new home. She finished her degree online three weeks after giving birth to her 3rd sweet baby but is currently “employed” as a domestic engineer. Krista loves being a stay at home mom but tries to keep busy! In her spare time, she enjoys crafting and attempting Pinterest creations with wood, vinyl, and paint. She is also very involved with her kid's school and is that PTA president that’s always there, sometimes with an extra kid or two. You can usually find Krista with a messy bun, her ice water in a giant Yeti, awkward dancing, and using sarcasm to help coordinate all the chaos.


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