Jacksonville, Florida is known for the massive amount of natural area found throughout. The city is home to a number of parks, which make for a great place to spend the day, enjoy an activity or just get out in the sunshine. Here are some of the top parks found in Jacksonville.
Fort Clinch State Park - 2601 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach
History buffs will love this park because of the true-to-life depiction of the Civil War Union Soldiers and how they lived. It's found near the ocean and contains more than 1,000 acres of picnic areas, campsites, hiking trails, beaches and a fishing pier.
Metropolitan Park - 1410 Gator Bowl Boulevard, Jacksonville
Metropolitan Park is home to the Jacksonville Jazz Festival every year and provides riverfront area perfect for fun. Many other concerts are held here throughout the year and visitors can use the public docking station. The park also includes landscaped gardens, playgrounds, picnic areas and a riverfront walk.
Huguenot Memorial Park - 10980 Hecksher Drive, Jacksonville
When you need to escape from the world, Huguenot Memorial Park provides the perfect place to relax. This park also provides areas for fishing, sailing and surfing. RV and tent camping is also available.
Fort Caroline National Memorial - 12713 Fort Caroline Road, Jacksonville
This historic park will teach you all about the French Huguenots. It contains a museum with plenty of interesting artifacts and a number of incredible structures. Visitors can also enjoy the picnic areas.
Friendship Park Fountain - 1015 Museum Drive, Jacksonville
This is one of the best parks in the entire city. It contains one of the highest-spraying fountains in the world and is found in downtown Jacksonville. Enjoy the view as you take advantage of the picnic areas here.
All of these parks are worth a visit and they all provide something a little different. Whether you need a little time alone or you want to enjoy the day with family, head to one of Jacksonville's beautiful parks.