Parks & Recreation
Opportunities are abundant for recreational activities in Jacksonville. From cool, refreshing swimming pools to numerous outdoor activities to team sports to enjoying the beauty of the city's natural settings - there is something for everyone here!
Parks Overview: The City of Jacksonville operates the largest urban park system in the United States, providing services at more than 337 locations on more than 80,000 acres. More detailed information on the city's parks can be found by clicking here.
Golf: Jacksonville's naturally temperate climate and rolling hills makes the area perfect for golfing. Home to over 60 golf courses in the five-county area with about 1,100 holes to challenge the player, Jacksonville is a golfer's paradise. Unique to Jacksonville is the fact that the Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass is home to the PGA Tour headquarters and The Players Championship golf tournament, while the World Golf Village and Hall of Fame are located just a short distance away. With choices ranging from plush, oceanside resorts to popular public greens, Jacksonville has it all. For a listing of golf courses in the area, please click here.
Parks, Trails and Pools: Jacksonville is a recreational playground where visitors enjoy tennis, boating and beach combing on some of the finest beaches in the country. The sunny climate is ideal for year-round sports and recreational opportunities. Water is everywhere, with the St. Johns River as the focal point downtown and the Atlantic Ocean spanning miles of coastline. And, most of the parks offer challenging bike and cycle trails with more water activities including wildlife sights.
Click here to visit the City of Jacksonville's Recreation and Community Services Web site or call (904) 255-7919.