Friday, September 30, 2016

Jacksonville welcomes Snowbirds, Visitors and Locals to enjoy FL

Have you ever heard people say, “There’s nothing to do in Jacksonville, Florida?”  Well, here is a guide to planning your time while you’re living here, or just visiting the area.  In Jacksonville, we’re fortunate to live in a beautiful corner of the nation. There are beaches, forests, wetlands and marshes throughout the city.  With more than 400 parks and recreational spaces, JAX also have the nation’s largest urban parks system.  Now, there’s an easy way for residents and visitors to explore everything the wonderful park-system has to offer.

The city’s first-ever 2016-2017 JaxParks Directory and Activities Guide highlights the many unique park offerings that you and your family can enjoy, including year-round programs and initiatives.  This comprehensive, interactive guide is a great way to discover, or rediscover everything that JaxParks offers throughout the community. From recreation, to education, to wellness, to youth development, JaxParks has something for everyone.

Share Your Input!
With the Atlantic Ocean, the St. Johns River and numerous tributaries in this region, water plays an integral role in the lives of Jacksonville citizens.  In an effort to maximize this great resource, the City of Jacksonville, with funding support from the Florida Inland Navigation District, is developing a Maritime Management Plan for Duval County.  Your input will be an important part of that plan!

Here’s how you can get involved in improving access to Jacksonville’s waterways:
1) Take the online survey at
2) Attend an open house meeting:
 Oct. 4, 6-8 p.m. – UNF University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224
 Nov. 1, 6-8 p.m. – Jacksonville University Marine Science Research Institute, 2800 University Blvd. North, Jacksonville, FL 32211
 Dec. 6, 6-8 p.m. – South Beach Park Community Center, 2508 South Beach Parkway, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

A team from the Northeast Florida Regional Council, University of North Florida and Jacksonville University will be working to gather information about the area’s waterway facilities and the needs and desires of the community.  Enjoy Jacksonville, Florida and improve the land.

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