Community First Summer Park Hops With Jacksonville Moms Blog

Summer is almost here, and school will be out soon, so it is time to head to the park! Community First Credit Union and Jacksonville Moms Blog are excited to present our 4th 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 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, food trucks and more.

Before each event, Jacksonville Moms Blog 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 year’s 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.

Tuesday, June 13 – 9:00 am to 11:00 am {Click Here for More Details}

Sunshine Park – We’re kicking off our Park Hop series at the beach. Located at the corner of Osceola Avenue and South Beach Parkway, Sunshine Park has a great path for bike riding, large playground, a new skate park and the splash pad opens at 10 am.

Monday, June 19 – 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Losco Park – Join us for a morning of bike riding fun. Losco 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.

Thursday, June 22 – 9:00 am to 11:00 am

St. Augustine Pier & Splashpad – The St. John’s County Ocean and Fishing Pier is a wonderful place for to spend the morning with kids! This park offers a playground, splash pad, covered pavilion, and access to beautiful St. Augustine beach.

Wednesday, June 28 – 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Clarke House Park – A wonderful shaded community built wooden playground beneath a canopy of live oak trees, the kids will love this castle-themed park! Clarke House also features a covered pavilion, walking trails, butterfly garden, and more.

Tuesday, July 11 – 7:05 pm

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!

Friday, July 14 – 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Twenty Mile Park – The historic Twenty-Mile Park includes a playground, athletic fields, open-aired pavilion and an event lawn. Carved out of the natural environment, the oak-canopied park remains home to native flora and fauna.

Monday, July 17 – 9:00 am to 11:00 am

St. Augustine Project SWING Park – Located in historic downtown St. Augustine, this 23,000 square foot playground offers a unique wooden play space complete with tubes, towers, a fort, a space shuttle, and a lighthouse. Kids of all ages will love exploring this unique park!

Wednesday, July 19 –  9:00 am to 11:00 am

Boone Park – Boone Park is located in the Avondale area. Spanning 7 blocks in through the Avondale area, Boone Park has plenty of room to play at this recently renovated playground. Our Park Hop will be help at the playground area off of St. Johns Avenue.

Thursday, July 27 – 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Fernandina Beach Pirate Playground – Located North of Jacksonville, in Fernandina Beach this Pirate Playground is set in a breezy, shaded area among the trees behind the Atlantic Rec Center Auditorium and next to Egan’s Creek. The community-accessible playground integrates exercise, art, nature, music, imagination, and local history for children of all physical and mental abilities.

Tuesday, August 1 – 9:00 am to 11:00 am

St. Augustine Davenport Park – Featuring the J&S full-size antique carousel, Davenport Park includes a playground, with swings, monkey bars, slides (both open and closed), and a handicapped-accessible play structure. Kids love the unique carousel, and they can hop on for $1 a ride.

Friday, August 4 – 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Ed Austin Regional Park – This 144-acre park located in Arlington offers something for everyone! The Park Hop will take place at the fenced in playground, which is surrounded by beautiful trees that provide much needed shade. Ed Austin also offers a paved, mostly shaded path, soccer fields, baseball fields, a skate area, basketball court and even an 18 hole disc golf course!

Tuesday, August 8 – 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!

Watch our site and follow us on Facebook for updates and details about the specific Park Hop events. A link to RSVP will be included in the post each week. 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 4th year in a row! Founded in 1935, Community First Credit Union is one of largest credit unions in the state. As a not-for-profit, full-service financial institution it’s their goal to improve the quality of life for consumers and businesses throughout the First Coast.

Jessica Stewart
Jessica is a North Carolina girl, who after living in New York City for eight years, is loving being back in the south since moving to Jacksonville in 2008. She is a stay at home mom to Linda Claire (3) and Liam (2). Prior to filling her days with parks and play doh, Jessica worked in event planning and marketing for financial and media companies, including This Old House. A graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, she is a passionate Tarheel fan, and college basketball season is her favorite time of year. Jessica spends her free time on the tennis court, training for races with her running buddies, or drinking wine her husband, Trevor. Her favorite things include snuggling with her sweet dog at the end of the day, hearing her kids laugh together, and pink cupcakes with sprinkles.


    • Hi Lauren, as we stated in the post, “Please understand that we cannot accommodate all schedules. Based on past year’s 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.” We do schedule certain things on the weekend so be sure to keep an eye out for more events!

  1. I agree with the above comment. I’m new to the area and would love to engage, meet new folks, etc… but i work full time and can never make these. Would be nice to see something that accommodates schedules that can’t do things during weekday days.

  2. Hi, my name is Karisma Gainey and I’m new to the Jacksonville area. I been here a week and I can really use some help. I have two sons ages 10 and 8. I’m looking for an affordable camp or a babysitter so I can get a job. Any suggestions please and thank you.


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