6th Annual Summer Park Hop Series: Jack Russell Park

Join us at Jack Russell Park for a final summer send-off at our last park hop of the season on Friday, August 2 from 9-11am! Located in Atlantic Beach, Jack Russell Park is a beach favorite, featuring two playgrounds, basketball courts, a skate park and plenty of shaded space to run around. 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.

Bring lots of drinking water, sunscreen, a towel in case your little ones get wet, and a camera to catch some cool pictures. Be sure to tag @JacksonvilleMom using #jmparkhop on Facebook and Instagram!

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.

Girly-Girl Partea’s Tinkerbell 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 these inspired characters.

Earth Works will have a fun activity to get the kids excited about nature. Earth Works Gardens is a local family-owned Landscape company and Garden Center offering Landscape services from design and installation, including ponds, pavers and landscape lighting to drainage and lawn maintenance. At our Garden Center on Beach Blvd you will find palms, unique plants, fountains, pottery, garden art, gifts and more — We’ve got it all! Come by and see our beautiful water gardens, shop our one-of-a-kind gift showroom and get inspired!

Fishman Pediatric Dentistry will be joining us with tips and giveaways to keep those little teeth healthy as we head back into the school year! Located in Jacksonville Beach, Fishman Pediatric Dentistry specializes in the dental care of infants, children, and teens. As a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Fishman has the knowledge and ability to provide your child with the highest level of dental care.

The Discovery School is joining us with a fun activity for kids! The Discovery School is an independent school in Jacksonville Beach with over 250 students from 18 months to 8th grade. We are fully accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS) and the American Montessori Society (AMS). We are an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP). At The Discovery School, we open our hearts and minds so we can discover the knowledge and ideals to build a better world.

HelloFresh will also join us with great ways to make family dinners easy as 1,2,3 as the school year begins!

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Jacksonville, FL, Beach Blvd will be providing a free frozen custard treat to help the kids cool off, while supplies last!

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!

Click HERE to RSVP for the Jack Russell 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.

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. 

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.

Lindy Mullen
Lindy is a Nashville, Tennessee native, soaking in the beach life with her husband and two adorable kids. A full-time marketing manager for over 10 years, Lindy has spent time working with shopping centers, local and national retail businesses, and planning community events. Upon relocating to her husband's hometown of Atlantic Beach in 2013, Lindy enjoys a more flexible schedule as a work-from-home mom and retail marketing consultant, and helps Jax businesses get in front of local moms as the Director of Sales for Jacksonville Mom (formerly Jacksonville Moms Blog). In her free time, she enjoys exercising with friends, trips to the beach or park with her kids, eating sweets and the occasional kid-free shopping trip!


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