Parks, Recreation and Community Services

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Kayakers off the shore of Huguenot Park
Young girl in JaxParks pool
Group of youngsters working in community garden

The Parks and Recreation Department is proud to be a major part of Mayor Alvin Brown's mission to improve quality of life, education and the local economy.

About Us

The Department of Parks and Recreation is comprised of three units: The Office of Director, JaxParks and County Extension Office.

The department functions under the leadership of Director Tony Lopez, CPRE. The Office of Director also houses the  Planning and Resource Management Office, Business Office and Marketing and Community Relations Office.

The Division of JaxParks is responsible for the development and oversight of three key areas: park programming which includes youth camps and after school, aquatics, athletics and community programming;  waterfront and preservation management which includes environmental education programs and the city's Dockmaster activities, and park maintenance. 

The Duval County Extension Office is a partnership with the City of Jacksonville, the University of Florida Institue of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Researched-based education is offered by trained professional and volunteers in agriculture, family and consumer sciences and 4-H youth development. 

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County Extension Office Home
4-H Youth Development
JaxParks TV

Contact Information
JaxParks Main  (904) 255-7900
Extension Main (904) 255-7450
Aquatics Main (904) 255-7927
Athletics Main (904) 255-7925
Marketing Main (904) 255-7902
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