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Jacksonville is a haven for nature enthusiasts, boasting a diverse array of parks. From the tranquil Friendship Fountain Park to the vibrant Jacksonville Arborteum and Botananical Gardens, each park offers a unique experience. With picturesque landscapes and recreational facilities, Jacksonville's parks provide the perfect backdrop for outdoor activities and relaxation.

Friendship Fountain

Friendship Fountain, a Jacksonville, FL gem, stands as an iconic symbol of unity and tranquility. Nestled along the St. Johns River, its graceful water displays and vibrant lights create a captivating spectacle. A cherished spot for locals and visitors alike, the fountain embodies the city's sense of community and beauty.

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Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve

Covering 46,000 acres, this park is Jacksonville's largest gem. Encompassing wetlands, marshes, wildlife, beaches, historic sites, and pristine sea islands, it's an essential Jacksonville destination. Hiking, biking, swimming, surfing, fishing, kayaking, camping – all await within the Timucuan Preserve, offering an authentic glimpse of old Florida.

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Hanna Park

A paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, Hanna Park offers 1.5 miles of public beach, renowned as one of the city's premier surfing spots. With over 20 miles of diverse hiking and biking trails, camping areas, cabins, and a 60-acre lake perfect for paddleboarding and fishing, Hanna Park promises limitless adventures.

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James Weldon Johnson Park

Originating in 1857, this stands as Jacksonville's inaugural park, steeped in historical significance and a cornerstone of the Civil Rights movement. Presently, it hosts frequent family-friendly events like ArtWalk, music festivals, and lunchtime food trucks at Charlie's Café, along with a bustling kids zone, ensuring a vibrant and engaging experience for all.

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Memorial Park

Nestled in the heart of historic Riverside, this 6-acre World War I memorial park is an idyllic spot for a riverfront picnic. Boasting panoramic St. Johns River vistas, a spacious great lawn welcomes relaxation, sunbathing, soccer matches, and playful dogs. A half-mile shaded loop invites runners and bikers to enjoy the park's active ambiance.

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Tillie K Fowler Regional Park

it provides convenient, well-marked hiking and biking trails for outdoor enthusiasts. The site includes ample free parking, playgrounds, restrooms, an amphitheater, and a meticulously landscaped picnic area with grills and walkways. Catering to all, this park also features a dedicated dog park for furry companions of varying sizes.

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Baldwin Park

This park proudly hosts the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail, a 14.5-mile paved path perfect for those new to biking. Suitable for all ages and sizes, it offers a serene journey through a tranquil part of Northeast Florida, shaded and inviting for both cyclists and pedestrians alike.

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