Native Parks 1 and 2

Rated for
Native Park sign and wildflowers

Available Amenities

Accessible Amenities Artificial Reef Bait & Tackle Baseball Basketball Benches Beach Pier Bike Racks Bike Trail Birding Trail Boat Dock Boat Fuel Boat Pumpout Boat Ramp Boat Trailer Parking Canoe Rental Community Center Concession Stand DogPark Drinking Fountain Equestrian Trail Fishing Available Football Golf Grills Hiking Trail Nonmotorized Launch Kayak Rental Lighting Manatee Education Multipurpose Field On the water Paddle Board Rental Parking Pickleball PWC Rental Picnic Shelters Picnic Tables Playground Restaurant Restrooms RiverWalk Sailboard Rental Sailboat Rental Scenic Overlook Skate Park Soccer Splash Pad Surfing Swimming Pool Tennis Trash Barrels Wheelchair Accessible

About Native Parks 1 and 2

Native Parks 1 & 2 were set aside as parks on the 1921 plat of the Avondale neighborhood in west Jacksonville. The Avondale Garden Circle began planting the park with native species in 1923 to increase public awareness of plants indigenous to north Florida. Native Park was formally dedicated in 1932 and demonstrated that while exotic species often died during adversity, the park’s native plants prospered with little care through drought, freeze, and hurricane. After some years of decline, the parks were rejuvenated by the work of Dr. Robert Ragland, who devoted many years after his retirement in the early 1980’s to planting native species and helping with maintenance. Since 2010, this park has been maintained by the Ixia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant society. Additional features:
Amenity Count
Benches 3