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Jacksonville: Heart of Parks and Recreation

Jacksonville in North Eastern Florida is known for having one of the largest urban areas of any city in the United States. However, there is much more to this location than just a massive urban sprawl. With access to beaches as well as the St Johns River running right through the center— Jacksonville is a major metropolitan destination of parks and recreation.

North of the River

Image result for st johns riverRight in downtown Jacksonville, one will find the Hemming Plaza fountain and plenty of trees to sit under. This venue is advertised as “a nice cool retreat right in the heart of downtown”. Not far from there is Confederate Park. The park is pet friendly and has an adjacent dog park, perfect for a stroll along the nearby lake. On the north bank of the St Johns River, a bike trail is cemented that gives a spectacular view of both the southern bank and all the bridges as well as a view of the city skyline. Best of all, the park is far enough away from the urban center for a nice relaxing stroll. The nearby Metropolitan Park and Marina allows access to boats as well as a massive area for larger venues. Due to its accessibility from any point in downtown Jacksonville, there are many events here including concerts. Outside of these major events, this park also provides picnic areas, landscaped gardens, and a riverfront walk that connects to the already mentioned trail along the river.

South of the River

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As the St. Johns River cuts right across downtown Jacksonville, there are numerous methods of traveling over and on the water. Besides the many bridges, one can take a sunset water taxi to go from one side of the river to the other. On the south side of the river, one can find Friendship Fountain. Nearby the Friendship Fountain is the Jessie Ball duPont Park. This locale is famous for the Treaty Oak. This tree is 250 years old and is quite large. With a height of 70 feet and a 25 foot wide trunk, this landmark is a must see in Jacksonville.

The Cummer Museum

For a different experience in Jacksonville, one can check out the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. This museum helps out the Jacksonville Community in many ways. Chief among them are the opportunities they provide to the many diverse audiences. From their site: “The Museum is an environment in which joy and discovery infuse all that we do”

Jacksonville Zoo

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Finally, one can check out the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. This venue uses almost all the money from its admission tickets towards saving animals in the world. From their website, They are “committed to protecting their wild counterparts in native habitats”. From Manatees to Land Snakes, and even Cheetahs, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens strives to protect as many different species as possible. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is also the largest public garden in the region. The venue has created conservation areas where Orchids can thrive. This is important since this plant is heavily endangered. Jacksonville has a lot to offer. Do not let the fact that the city is massive deter from discovering the many parks that the region has to offer. Jacksonville is very walkable with parks interconnected to each other. No matter what your specific needs, there is
something for everyone in this sprawling city.

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