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PARKS

park is an area of natural, semi-natural or planted space set aside for human enjoyment and recreation or for the protection of wildlife or natural habitats. Urban parks are green spaces set aside for recreation inside towns and cities. National parks and country parks are green spaces used for recreation in the countryside. State parks and provincial parks are administered by sub-national government states and agencies. Parks may consist of grassy areas, rocks, soil and trees, but may also contain buildings and other artifacts such as  monuments,  fountains or playground structures. Many parks have fields for playing sports such as baseball and football, and paved areas for games such as basketball. Many parks have trails for walking, biking and other activities. Some parks are built adjacent to bodies of water or watercourses and may comprise a beach or boat dock area. Urban parks often have benches for sitting and may contain picnic tables and barbecue grills.

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services serves diverse populations of all ages and abilities through recreation activities and programs, conservation and marine resources, senior services, social services, disabled services and agricultural education.

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City Council Approves Appropriation of $2.5m for Fort Family Park Synthetic Turf Fields

City Council Approves Appropriation of $2.5m for Fort Family Park Synthetic Turf Fields

Jacksonville, FL (February 8, 2022) – This evening, the City Council voted 18-0 to approve 2022-046, which appropriates $30 million of the $100 Million FY 2021-2022 Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department Capital Improvement Funding towards the construction of several park improvements.  Within the legislation, $2.5 million was allocated to the construction of new synthetic turf fields within Fort Family Regional Park in District...

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City of Jacksonville Closes on Donation for New Park Property on AC Skinner Parkway

City of Jacksonville Closes on Donation for New Park Property on AC Skinner Parkway

​Jacksonville, FL (February 2, 2022) – On September 14th, Ordinance 2021-497, introduced by Council Member Danny Becton, was passed unanimously by the city council which provided for a donation of approximately 15+ acres off AC Skinner Parkway, including a $1 million-dollar private contribution going towards its development.  This was done with the objective to develop a new future “active” city park for the Southside area.  Now, after months...

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CM Becton Negotiates Donation of New Southside Park Property, Additionally Including $1 Million Dollar Donation

CM Becton Negotiates Donation of New Southside Park Property, Additionally Including $1 Million Dollar Donation

Jacksonville, FL (September 14th, 2021) – At the City Council meeting for September 14th, Bill 2021-497, a Development Agreement introduced by CM Danny Becton and unanimously approved by City Council, provided for the donation of approximately 15+ acres of property off AC Skinner Parkway and with an additional $1 million-dollar contribution, in all to become a development for a New Future “Active” City Park for the Southside area.  It was...

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CM Becton Co-Introduces Bill 2021-212 to Provide Park Discounts for Veterans

CM Becton Co-Introduces Bill 2021-212 to Provide Park Discounts for Veterans

​Jacksonville, FL (May 11, 2021) – In an effort to support the Veterans of our City, Council Member Becton along with fellow council members: Bowman, White, Freeman and Diamond, Co-Introduced Bill 2021-212 to create a new pilot program entitled “Military and Veterans Appreciation Program”. This program would provide for reduced park admission by 50% for Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park and Huguenot Memorial Park to all active military service members...

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SJRM Hosts Virtual Meeting for Julington-Durbin Preserve 10-Year Management Plan

SJRM Hosts Virtual Meeting for Julington-Durbin Preserve 10-Year Management Plan

Jacksonville, FL (December 16, 2020) -- The St. Johns River Water Management District hosted a virtual public hearing for the Julington-Durbin Preserve to discuss the District’s 10-Year Land Management plan for the 2,000-acre nature preserve off Bartram Park Blvd with residents. The virtual meeting was held on Wednesday, December 16th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm using GoToWebinar. The St. Johns River Water Management District explained the Julington...

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