A Walk In The Park

The City of Jacksonville is home to the nation’s largest urban park system. There are 12 parks throughout the city with distance-marked paths and trails. Each month, the City will host a walk in one of its beautiful parks.

Parks with paved walking paths:

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail - 14.5 miles
S-Line Rail Trail - 4.5 miles
Lonnie Miller Park - 0.6 miles
Bob Hayes Sports Complex - 0.5 miles
Riverview Park - 0.2 miles
James Field Park - 0.3 miles
Ed Austin Regional Park - 1.7 miles
Drew Park - 0.5 miles
Losco Regional Park - 0.5 miles
Woodstock Park - 0.5 miles

Parks with unpaved trails with marked distances:

Losco Park Regional Park - 3.1 miles (5k)
Julington-Durbin Creek Preserve - 5k, 2 mile, 3 mile, and 5 mile marked routes

Parks with running tracks:

Mallison Park
Legends Community Center
Cuba Hunter Communuity Center
Raines High School
Landon Middle School

Weight Management

Over a quarter of adults throughout Florida are obese, leading to rates which reveal that 4 out of 5 northeast Florida counties exceed the state rate.  Duval County is no exception. In an effort to promote and encourage healthy weight and lifestyles among citizens, the Mayor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Well-being is partnering with the Duval County Medical Society Foundation for Mission One Million. A coalition of public, private and non-profit agencies are collaborating to inform and inspire residents throughout Jacksonville to improve their eating habits, resulting in a one-million pound weight loss.

Recognizing the risks of crash diets and fads, Mission One Million encourages citizens to make proper eating choices, engage in physical activity, establish a healthy network of support, consult with physicians, and seek balance for emotional health.