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Best Parks in Jacksonville Beach for an Outdoor Adventure

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Rejuvenate with nature at some of the best parks in Jacksonville Beach! We’ve collected a list of parks offering stunning scenery, plenty of amenities, and so much more to enjoy! So, gather up your outdoor essentials, and let’s get our daily dose of fresh air!  

Kick back and take in the views of where the sky meets the sea – Moana-style – at Oceanfront Park! Relax and appreciate a stunning view. Get active with a friendly outdoor sport. Let your kids explore a playground. Traverse sand dunes, picnic with loved ones, and do so much more at Oceanfront Park. From waterfront views to sand volleyball courts, this park offers so much to love!  

Mon – Sun: 6am -10pm

📍429 1st St S, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Venture under large, sturdy trees among the shadows of dancing leaves while exploring Cradle Creek Preserve! Across 43.3-acres of primarily undisturbed land lives a beautiful network of nature trails! Provided raised boardwalks create an ideal observation platform to witness and learn about Florida’s natural wildlife! On your exploration, you can discover various birds, numerous plants, endangered species, and more. To top it all off, Cradle Creek also has a kayak and canoe landing pier! So you can tour the preserve out on the water!  

Mon – Fri: 8am – 5pm, Sat: 6am – 6pm, Sun: Closed 

📍S 15th St & Fairway Ln, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

For a fun family day, head on out to Gonzales Park! This family-friendly Jacksonville Beach park offers adventurous playground equipment – suitable for any child’s imaginary world – sheltered picnic areas, grills, and outdoor recreation spaces! We love a good family gathering and bbq, and Gonzales Parks makes for a perfect outdoor location! This park also provides an ideal spot for outdoor sports with its two ball fields and basketball court.  

Mon – Sun: 6am – 7pm 

📍1001 2nd Ave N, Jacksonville, FL 32250

Speaking of family-friendly parks, we can’t forget the most adorable family member… our PUPPIES! Of course, we couldn’t have a list of the best parks in Jacksonville Beach without including a park for our dogs! Paws Dog Park provides a membership playground for dogs and their owners. They’ve got designated areas for large and small dogs, so your pup can find a similar-sized pal for their playdate! Each zone comes fitted with water bowls, benches, and other necessary amenities, providing comfort for both puppies and their owners.

Mon – Sun: 5am – 10pm 

📍468 Penman Rd S, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Another family-fun park day idea includes fish and Rotary Park! This park provides a small and quant outdoor space fit for fishing, picnics, and children! Hunt for fish out on the park’s fishing pier that overlooks a breathtaking intercoastal way, or use the boat ramp to set sail. On land, you can enjoy playground equipment and plenty of picnic tables situated under beautiful trees! Rotary Park gives the Jacksonville Beach community a cozy waterside space for those relaxed and easy days!  

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📍2246-2298 2nd Ave N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Take advantage of Florida’s sunny weather by enjoying a day at Huguenot Park! With a 3-acre lake filled with stocked fish and numerous recreational amenities, Huguenot Park provides plenty of outdoor entertainment! Its got a playground, a tennis facility, fishing piers, beach boardwalks, and basketball courts. There’s something for everyone at this park, making it one of the best parks in Jacksonville Beach!

Mon – Sun: 8am – 7:30pm

📍218 16th Ave S, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Skate, splash, and score! South Beach Park & Sunshine Playground provides a bunch of outdoor spaces for all kinds of activities, ranging from skateparks to trails! If you love to stay active, this park is definitely for you! South Beach Park has a tennis court, an all-purpose field, basketball courts, running trails, and volleyball courts. For younger children, they’ve got an adventure-packed playground and a seasonal splash zone!

Mon – Sun: 7am – 8pm 

📍2514 S Beach Pkwy, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Shady lawns of green alongside a romantic picnic pavilion make Tall Pines Park one of the coziest parks on our list! Swing on the swingset, picnic under the pine trees or on the pavilion, and shoot some hoops on the basketball court! Tall Pines Park has got you covered for a relaxed outdoor adventure!

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📍9th Ave N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Best Parks in Jacksonville Beach & More!

Whether you are looking for an exciting outdoor adventure or a chilled day in nature, these parks can fulfill your ideal park experience! The next time you plan on getting some fresh air and quality nature time, we hope that you’ll stop by some of the best parks in Jacksonville Beach!

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Serafina Besecker

Serafina Besecker

Serafina is a blogger and author for the Stuff to Do in Tampa Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampa on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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