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Rejuvenate Your Soul with these Parks in San Marco

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Take a breath of fresh air and enjoy the great outdoors for some soul rejuvenation at these parks inย San Marco!

Whether you want a new nature trail to run on or a place to relax in the sun, ย these parks in and near San Marco make for great outdoor locations fit for any occasion.

In between exploring the various shopping boutiques and local businesses that make up San Marco’s most popular commercial district, catch a breath of fresh air at Balis Park! This park offers a well-kept outdoor space adorned with mesmerizing statues and fountains.

In the center lives a breathtaking fountain of bronze lions. The lions guard the local businesses and pay tribute to the neighborhoods association with Venice, Italyโ€™s business district.

Balis Park stands as both a centerpiece and an outdoor environment housing various art pieces worth exploring!

๐Ÿ“1999 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

If you love getting active outdoors, check out Southside Park! From tennis courts to multipurpose fields, Southside Park offers a bunch of amenities fit for outdoor sports. Other perks provided at this park include sheltered picnic areas, playgrounds, and restrooms.

For those that prefer individual sports activities, the park offers paved paths throughout the park. Perfect for jogging, rollerblading, and skateboarding.

Get active and take in the beauty of nature at Southside Park, one of the biggest parks in San Marco!

๐Ÿ“1541 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Treat yourself to a peaceful escape into nature to rejuvenate your soul and relax your mind with the help of Alexandria Oaks Park! The natural beauty and wide-open space make this park a popular spot for a diverse range of people.

From picnickers savoring the open sky to tag football teams making use of the fields of green, this park provides space suitable for any occasion!

In Spring, you can scout out the various natural wonders that spring to life with the new season, including flowers, blooming trees, and fresh four-leaf clovers hidden among a sea of sprouts.

๐Ÿ“1600 Marco Pl, Jacksonville, FL 32207

For a classic neighborhood park, head on over to Belmonte Park! This park offers basic amenities like multiple park benches to rest on and trash barrels to keep the grounds green and clean. Belmonte Park offers lots of open space shaded under oak trees and free from man-made installments.

Throw a ball, bask in the sun, and stretch out on the grass at this San Marco park that was once at risk of becoming a parking garage.

The many parks in and near San Marco provide an abode of nature, breaking apart the busy streets and reminding us of the wonders a breath of fresh air has on our bodies!

๐Ÿ“1440 Belmonte Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207

From being a piece of land part of a 450-acre plantation to a community square with local traditions, Colonial Manor Park stands as a San Marco staple thatโ€™s lasted the test of time! The center of the park overflows with a stunning 5-acre lake, housing adorable ducks and entrancing aerators. ย 

Feeding the ducks that swim across the peaceful waters has become a Southside tradition and a favorite local activity for many. Plus, the lake has been an annual location for remote control boat regattas and a centerpiece of attraction during community picnic events.

Like most parks in San Marco, Colonial Manor Park provides a space that brings the community together and strengthens one’s love for the neighborhood!

๐Ÿ“3625 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Parks in and Near San Marco!

Explore the various parks in San Marco that provide vast amounts of open space, outdoor activities to enjoy, and a peaceful environment to rejuvenate in! Whether you want to plan an outdoor picnic brunch with your pals or find an outdoor space to meditate in, these parks offer a place fit for any desired activity.

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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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