Water Life
12157 Heckscher Jacksonville FL 32226
     
Fort George Island Cultural State Park
Native Americans feasted here, colonists built a fort, and the Smart Set of the 1920s came for vacations. A site of human occupation for over 5,000 years, Fort George Island was named for a 1736 fort built to defend the southern flank of Georgia when it was a colony. Today´s visitors come for boating, fishing, off-road bicycling, and hiking. A key attraction is the recently restored Ribault Club. Once an exclusive resort, it is now a visitor center with meeting space available for special functions. Behind the club, small boats, canoes, and kayaks can be launched on the tidal waters.
Artificial Reef Bait & Tackle Baseball Basketball Benches Beach Pier Bike Racks Bike Trail Birding Trail Boat Dock Boat Fuel Boat Pump Boat Ramp Boat Trailer Parking Parking Canoe Launch Canoe Rental Community Center Concession Stand Drinking Fountain Equestrian Trail Fencing Fishing Available Football Golf Grills Hiking Trail Kayak Launch Kayak Rental Manatee Education Multipurpose Field On the water Paddleboard Launch Paddleboard Rental Paddleboat Launch Paddleboat Rental Personal Watercraft Launch PWC Rental Picnic Shelters Picnic Tables Playground Restaurant Restrooms RiverWalk Sail Board Launch Sail Board Rental Sail Boat Launch Sail Boat Rental Scenic Overlook Lighting Shore Launch Skate Park Soccer Surfing Swimming Pool Tennis Trash Barrels

14780 Mandarin Road Jacksonville FL 32223
Open Sunrise Closed 9PM  
Mandarin Park
Mandarin Park is located adjacent to Julington Creek in the Mandarin section of southeast Jacksonville. A leading producer of oranges in North America for most of the 1800’s, the community acquired its name from the Mandarin orange that was grown there. The Mandarin Community Club, which was established in 1923, takes a very active interest in the area’s parks. When the development of Mandarin greatly accelerated after the Buckman Bridge opened in 1970, the booming population needed additional recreational facilities. The City purchased the park site in 1989, and together with the design firm, sought and received considerable input from the area’s residents about what facilities they wanted in the park. Former City Councilman Dick Kravitz was instrumental in the land acquisition and early development, which went on to inlclude the picnic area and nature trails in 1992, the pier in 1993, and the boat ramp in 2006.  The park also includes playground, tennis, pickleball, and shuffleboard.
Artificial Reef Bait & Tackle Baseball Basketball Benches Beach Pier Bike Racks Bike Trail Birding Trail Boat Dock Boat Fuel Boat Pump Boat Ramp Boat Trailer Parking Parking Canoe Launch Canoe Rental Community Center Concession Stand Drinking Fountain Equestrian Trail Fencing Fishing Available Football Golf Grills Hiking Trail Kayak Launch Kayak Rental Manatee Education Multipurpose Field On the water Paddleboard Launch Paddleboard Rental Paddleboat Launch Paddleboat Rental Personal Watercraft Launch PWC Rental Picnic Shelters Picnic Tables Playground Restaurant Restrooms RiverWalk Sail Board Launch Sail Board Rental Sail Boat Launch Sail Boat Rental Scenic Overlook Lighting Shore Launch Skate Park Soccer Surfing Swimming Pool Tennis Trash Barrels

1620 Riverside Avenue Jacksonville FL 32204
     
Memorial Park
Memorial Park lies nestled between Riverside Avenue and the St. Johns River. In 1918, the Jacksonville Rotary Club proposed the idea for a park to honor the 1200 Floridians who perished in WWI, and the City purchased the property in 1919. Thirty-one civic groups worked in planning and raising funds for the park, which was dedicated Christmas Day, 1924. The park soon became the scenic focal point of Riverside. Designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers firm, the park features the bronze sculpture Life, created by the celebrated Charles Adrian Pillars (1870-1937). A local resident for 26 years, he also created Florida’s two statues residing in National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In 1986, Anne Freeman founded the Memorial Park Association, which along with the City has worked steadfastly to restore and preserve this historic landmark, particularly after a tornado devastated the grounds in 1997.
Artificial Reef Bait & Tackle Baseball Basketball Benches Beach Pier Bike Racks Bike Trail Birding Trail Boat Dock Boat Fuel Boat Pump Boat Ramp Boat Trailer Parking Parking Canoe Launch Canoe Rental Community Center Concession Stand Drinking Fountain Equestrian Trail Fencing Fishing Available Football Golf Grills Hiking Trail Kayak Launch Kayak Rental Manatee Education Multipurpose Field On the water Paddleboard Launch Paddleboard Rental Paddleboat Launch Paddleboat Rental Personal Watercraft Launch PWC Rental Picnic Shelters Picnic Tables Playground Restaurant Restrooms RiverWalk Sail Board Launch Sail Board Rental Sail Boat Launch Sail Boat Rental Scenic Overlook Lighting Shore Launch Skate Park Soccer Surfing Swimming Pool Tennis Trash Barrels

201 East Coastline Drive Jacksonville FL 32202
Open 24/7    
Northbank Riverwalk - Jacksonville Landing
The Northbank Riverwalk extends from Berkman Plaza to I-95 in Riverside. The focus of many premier downtown events, the Northbank Riverwalk offers a fantastic view of the St. Johns River for you to stroll at your leisure. Completed in June 1987, the Jacksonville Landing, with its distinctive orange roof, retail stores, eateries and a courtyard, is the perfect entertainment venue. Mayor Delaney oversaw construction of the $8.2 million dollar extension of the Northbank Riverwalk from the CSX Building to the Fuller Warren Bridge to increase the total length to approx. 2 miles.

Boat docks along the Northbank Riverwalk are available between the Main Street and Acosta Bridges as well as at the end of Liberty Street and in front of the Riverside Arts Market (market days and special events only).  A shoreline canoe/kayak launch is also available at Gefen Park at the end of Forest Street/Alfred DuPont Place. 
Artificial Reef Bait & Tackle Baseball Basketball Benches Beach Pier Bike Racks Bike Trail Birding Trail Boat Dock Boat Fuel Boat Pump Boat Ramp Boat Trailer Parking Parking Canoe Launch Canoe Rental Community Center Concession Stand Drinking Fountain Equestrian Trail Fencing Fishing Available Football Golf Grills Hiking Trail Kayak Launch Kayak Rental Manatee Education Multipurpose Field On the water Paddleboard Launch Paddleboard Rental Paddleboat Launch Paddleboat Rental Personal Watercraft Launch PWC Rental Picnic Shelters Picnic Tables Playground Restaurant Restrooms RiverWalk Sail Board Launch Sail Board Rental Sail Boat Launch Sail Boat Rental Scenic Overlook Lighting Shore Launch Skate Park Soccer Surfing Swimming Pool Tennis Trash Barrels