JMB Summer Park Hop: Mandarin Park


Join us at Mandarin Park on Wednesday, June 27 from 9-11am at our second Park Hop of the season! Mandarin Park is tucked away in the woods along the river and features walking trails, a boat ramp, dock, and plenty of shaded places to play on the playground equipment.

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.

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream will be stopping by with samples of their delicious ice cream and Italian ice! Bruster’s Real Ice Cream is made the old-fashioned way, with slow kettle processing designed specifically to create the Bruster’s flavor. It’s a process that simply makes Bruster’s A Scoop Above The Rest.

Doing Dishes Pottery will join us with a fun, family-friendly craft. Doing Dishes believes that painting pottery should be fun and relaxing, and they always offer a warm atmosphere and friendly smile in their studios.

We’re also so excited to welcome a surprise guest from Girly-Girl Partea’s! This exciting guest will be there at 10 AM in the 2nd hour to meet & greet families!

The Learning Experience will also be on site with a fun children’s activity! The Learning Experience was built on three key educational and care principles: cognitive, physical, and social; or as they say at TLE, “learnplay, and grow!”

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 second stop of our summer park hop series!

Click HERE to RSVP for the Mandarin Park Hop

Thank you to Community First Credit Union for sponsoring our summer Park Hop series for the 5th 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.

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. 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 

Click HERE for the entire Summer Park Hop schedule

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 Moms Blog and sponsors.

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.


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