Beer & Music Festival Folio Weekly’s annual Beer &
ANNUAL EVENTS Music Festival is held around second week in June and
features more than 200 domestic, imported and
January-April microbrewed beers, along with cuisine from local restaurants
and live music. 260-9770 ext. 110.
Gator Bowl The 66th annual college football classic is
held every year on Jan. 1 at Jax Municipal Stadium, 1 Gator Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Every May
Bowl Blvd., downtown Jacksonville. Events leading up to the and June, the AICMF presents classical music at venues
game include a 5K run, a parade and fireworks. The game is throughout Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach. 261-1779.
screened live in the courtyard at The Jacksonville Landing. aicmf.com
Soul Food Festival Soul food, and live R&B and soul
26.2 With Donna Marathon The only national music are featured each June at Metropolitan Park in
marathon staged to fight breast cancer, the fourth annual downtown Jacksonville. 1-888-512-SHOW. ilovesoulfood.com
26.2 With Donna is held on Feb. 13, 2011, and includes a
half-marathon and relay. A full 100 percent of the race Community Fest 2010 This community pride event
proceeds and raised funds benefit breast cancer research includes activities for preteens and teens, including health
and care. 355-PINK. screenings, college informational programs and live music.
The fest is held on July 17 at Metropolitan Park, 1410 Gator
Photos by Walter Coker Gate River Run The 33rd annual 15K River Run is held Bowl Blvd., downtown Jacksonville. communityfest.com
on March 12, 2011, on Gator Bowl Boulevard between
You’ve just arrived. You’ve lived here forever. You’re building your dream home. You live in Jacksonville Municipal Stadium and Metropolitan Park. Live Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament The
bands play along the race route and a post-race celebration 30th annual tournament is the largest one in the nation, held
your parents’ basement. Whatever your circumstance, Folio Weekly’s Field Guide is the only is held at the Fairgrounds. 731-1900. gate-riverrun.com this year July 19-24 at Sisters Creek Park, 8203 Heckscher
Drive, Jacksonville. Activities include the junior angler
guide you need to make your way in Northeast Florida. Along with contact info for elected Jax Suns Baseball The Jacksonville Suns take on teams tournament, Liars’ Tent, boat shows, awards ceremonies and
officials, a four-county guide to parks and a complete guide to historic and cultural in the Double-A Southern League from April through the live music. 251-3011. kingfishtournament.com
second week in September at the Baseball Grounds of
resources, our 2010 Field Guide offers a snapshot of the region’s signature events, festivals Jacksonville, 301 Randolph Blvd., downtown Jacksonville. River City Pride Festival After a year’s hiatus,
358-2846. Jacksonville’s annual gay pride festival has been
and attractions, along with a slew of insider secrets that everyone should know. So whether
renamed and rescheduled for Oct. 17, 2010 at the
you’re looking to rediscover your own hometown or just want send an annoying houseguest Margarita Fest More than 40 margaritas and food are Riverside Arts Market, downtown Jacksonville. Check out
sampled at Folio Weekly’s Margarita Festival every April. the River City Pride of Jacksonville page on Facebook.
out to explore, Folio Weekly’s Field Guide is the only resource you need. 260-9770 ext. 110. email@example.com
Springing the Blues This free outdoor blues festival
features renowned performers and regional up-and-comers, September-December
and is held oceanfront at Sea Walk Pavilion in Jacksonville
Beach. The 21st annual Blues festival is held April 8, 9 and Filipino Pride Day Music, food and culture of the
10, 2011. springingtheblues.com Philippines is celebrated on Sept. 25, 2010 at The
Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Jacksonville.
Opening of the Beaches This ceremonial opening occurs fpdjax.com
each April. Activities include a parade, a sandcastle-building
contest, a 5K run and a surfing competition at the Sea Walk Jacksonville Jaguars The Jaguars’ regular season runs
Pavilion, First Street in Jacksonville Beach. 247-6100. from Sept. 12-Jan. 2, with eight home games held at
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, downtown Jacksonville.
Amelia Island Jazz Festival The annual festival is held
Gamble Rogers Folk Festival Honoring the late 1960s Oct. 3-10 at various locations around Amelia Island and
folksinger and storyteller James Gamble Rogers IV, this Fernandina Beach. Scheduled to appear this year are
annual festival is held April 29 and 30 and May 1, 2011, at Ramsey Lewis Trio and Steve Marche Tormé. 504-4772.
venues throughout the Oldest City’s historic district. Past ameliaislandjazzfestival.com
performers include Loudon Wainwright III, Ralph Stanley, and
Missy Raines and the New Hip. 794-4163. OktoberFest Celebrate all things autumnal at Folio
gamblerogersfest.com Weekly’s 2nd annual OktoberFest, on Oct. 23. The event
features live music, food and recognition of 2010’s Best of
Fernandina Beach Shrimp Festival The 48th annual Jax winners. 260-9770 ext. 110.
Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival in Fernandina Beach is
held April 29 and 30 and May 1 and features a pirate parade Florida-Georgia Weekend Also known as the World’s
on April 28, fireworks, a 5K run/walk and lots of shrimp. 1- Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. The 88th annual match-up of
866) 4-AMELIA. shrimpfestival.com the University of Florida Gators and the University of Georgia
Bulldogs is held on Oct. 30 at 3:30 p.m. at Jacksonville
World of Nations Celebration Multiethnic cuisine and Municipal Stadium. Weekend events include live music, pep
international entertainment are featured as part of the 19th rallies and tailgate parties galore. 630-3690, 1-800-985-FLGA.
annual event, held on the first weekend in May at Metropolitan
Park, 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd., Jacksonville. 630-3690. The Great Chowder Debate More than 30 St.
Augustine area restaurants duke it out for top honors in
Mug Race The longest river race in the world – from November at the Conch House Marina, 57 Comares Ave., St.
Palatka to Orange Park — has been held annually (usually in Augustine. 829-8646.
May) for nearly 60 years on the St. Johns River. Sailboats
only. rudderclub.com Lincolnville Festival The 30th annual Lincolnville
Festival is held on Nov. 5, 6 and 7 in St. Augustine St.
The Players Championship Top golfers from around Francis Field. Ethnic foods, drinks and live jazz and blues are
the world vie for the title at the PGA Tour’s annual golf featured. 333-0539.
tournament at Sawgrass, held May 9-15, 2011, in Ponte
Vedra Beach. pgatour.com Martini Fest Sample more than 40 kinds of martinis at
Folio Weekly’s annual event, held in November, along with
The Jacksonville Jazz Festival Held annually since live music, food from local restaurants and a bartending
1981, the event is scheduled for late May 2011, at venues contest. 260-9770 ext. 110.
and parks throughout Jacksonville’s urban core. Past
performers include Buddy Guy, Harry Connick Jr. and the Holiday Boat Parade The annual boat parade and
Brubeck Quartet. 630-3690. jaxjazzfest.com tree-lighting ceremony are held during the last week in
STUFF WE LOVE
The Homer Donut
Pink-frosted, sprinkle-laden and at least a half-size larger than your average donut, Edgewood
Bakery’s tribute to “The Simpsons” signature confection is a glorious indulgence. And at 95
cents, worth every penny. edgewoodbakery.com
November (Nov. 27 this year) in The Jacksonville Landing
Courtyard, 2 Independent Drive, and on the St. Johns STUFF WE LOVE
River, Jacksonville. Fireworks are featured. 630-3690.
makeascenedowntown.com Best Street Sign
On I-95 southbound in northern St. Johns
County, the green distance sign reads
ART WALKS & FESTIVALS “Daytona 69.”
Amelia Island Artrageous Art Walk Thirteen Amelia
Island galleries are open late, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on the
second Sat. of each month. 1-800-266-3542. Fernandina Beach This city’s charming historic district is
centered, appropriately enough, along Centre Street, and
First Wednesday Art Walk Various downtown includes restaurants, boutiques and enough charm to sink a
Jacksonville art galleries are open late with live music, DJs pirate ship. Don’t miss the side streets, for well-preserved
and performance 5-9 p.m. on the first Wed. of each month. Victorian architecture. fbfl.us
Five Points Long known as Jacksonville’s artsy hang, Five
First Friday Art Walk Twenty St. Augustine galleries stay Points offers an ever-expanding array of indie shops, bars
open late, from 5-9 p.m., for this monthly self-guided tour, and restaurants. The newly remodeled 5 Points Theatre
beginning at Rembrandtz on King Street. 829-0065. offers first-run flicks and midnight movies. Riverside Park, at
the north end of Park Street, offers a playground, fountain
North Beaches Art Walk Galleries of Atlantic and and plenty of space for medieval sword-fighting.
Neptune Beaches are open late, from 5-9 p.m., on the third
Thur. of each month at various venues from Sailfish Drive in Friendship Fountain, Southbank Riverwalk
Atlantic Beach to Neptune Beach and Town Center. 249-2222. Located near the Museum of Science and History, the
fountain was designed by architect Taylor Hardwick and
Riverside Arts Market Local and regional artists, opened in 1965. Plus, the latest Dinosaur Jr. vid was shot
farmers and artisans sell wares every Sat. from 10 a.m.-4 there. The 1-mile wood-plank Southbank Riverwalk offers an
p.m. through Dec. 18 beneath the Fuller Warren Bridge on unhindered view of the St. Johns River.
Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville. Live music, free parking,
children’s activities and food vendors are also featured. 554- Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens Located off
6865. riversideartsmarket.com Monument Road near Regency, the arboretum comprises
120 acres of Floridian plant life. Educational programs
Uptown Saturday Night Galleries and merchants along centered around conservation, horticulture and natural
San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine stay open late, from 5-9 history are offered. Open daily, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
p.m., on the last Sat. of each month. 824-3152. jacksonvillearboretum.org
The Jacksonville Landing/Northbank Riverwalk
AREA ATTRACTIONS & Located on the St. Johns River in the heart of downtown, The
Landing features restaurants and shops, plus a courtyard
WORTHY DESTINATIONS that hosts everything from local bands to political rallies. The
adjacent Riverwalk runs two miles, from Berkman Plaza
Adventure Landing 1944 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, condos to I-95 in Riverside.
246-4386. 4825 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, 771-2803
2780 S.R. 16, St. Augustine, 827-9400. These parks offer go- Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex 3605 Philips Highway,
kart, miniature golf, gaming arcades and batting cages. The Southside, 399-3223
Beaches location offers a full waterpark and massive game Public skating, live music and DJs, youth hockey and other
room; St. Augustine’s location has an inflatable water slide. icy events are offered at the rink. A full concession stand and
skate rental are available.
Anheuser-Busch Brewery 111 Busch Drive,
Jacksonville, 696-8373, budweisertours.com Jacksonville Main Library 303 N. Laura St.,
Complimentary tours are offered at this massive brewery Jacksonville, 630-2665
located near Dunn Avenue on Jacksonville’s Northside. Ask The largest public library in the state, this Hemming Plaza
for a sample — or two. landmark features children’s activities, art exhibits, concerts,
a film series and a whole lotta books, DVDs and CDs.
Beaches Town Center Located where Atlantic Boulevard
meets the Atlantic Ocean, Town Center offers boutiques, Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens 370 Zoo Parkway,
restaurants and oceanfront hotels. The annual Dancin’ in the Jacksonville, 757-4463, jacksonvillezoo.org. With more than
Streets Festival is held in May, and Pete’s Bar hosts a massive 1,400 animals, the Zoo also features a komodo dragon, the
Thanksgiving Day bash every year. beachestowncenter.com Giraffe Overlook, a kids Play Park with a carousel, garden
Nestled between a gas
station and a barbershop,
Tappin Book Mine
(705 Atlantic Blvd.) is
something of an Atlantic
Beach landmark. Tappin’s
musty charms have
withstood the rise and fall
of franchise booksellers
for nearly 40 years.
Recent finds include a
vintage hardback copy of
“Cockfighter” and a
multi-volume set of the
Jewish mystical teachings,
The Beaches Museum & History Center in Jacksonville Beach is home to the Beaches Area Historical
Society, a 28-ton steam locomotive and (through Aug. 28) the skateboard exhibit “Dropping In.”
tours, Stingray Bay — with sharks! — and the Range of the Fernandina Farmers Market Centre Street and
Jaguar. Open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, till 6 p.m. on Seventh Street North, Fernandina Beach, 491-4872,
summer weekends. fernandinafarmersmarket.com. Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. A
growers’ market, with farm-direct organic fruits and vegetables,
St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park goat and cow cheeses and natural lamb and goat meat.
999 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 824-3337,
alligatorfarm.com. This historic wooded zoo features komodo Hemming Plaza Market Hemming Plaza, 117 W. Duval
dragons, crocodiles — including 15-foot-3-inch, 1,250- St., Jacksonville, 634-0303 ext. 225,
pound Maximo — in addition to having huge pits of downtownjacksonville.org. Fridays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
alligators. The rookery features spoonbills and other wading Produce, flowers, jewelry and live entertainment.
birds. Kids’ zone, snack bar and daily ‘gator feedings are
featured. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m., till 6 p.m. in the summer. Jacksonville Farmers Market 1810 W. Beaver St.,
Jacksonville, 354-2821, jaxfarmersmarket.com. Daily from
St. Augustine Amphitheatre 1340-C A1A S., 5 a.m.-7 p.m. Florida’s oldest farmers market is also the
St. Augustine, 471-1965, 209-3758, 1-800-653-2489, biggest in town. A good source for hard-to-find Asian and
staugamphitheatre.com Caribbean produce. Not primarily organic, but great deals.
This newly renovated outdoor concert venue is set in a
maritime oak hammock on Anastasia Island and seats up to Mandarin Farmers Market 10601 San Jose Blvd.,
4,500. Events include a seasonal Winter Wonderland, a free Jacksonville (Whole Foods parking lot.). Sundays from noon-
movie series and big-name musical acts. Upcoming shows 4 p.m. Local growers and local artists. 236-9966
include Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum and The Flaming Lips.
Old City Farmers Market St. Augustine Amphitheatre
San Marco Square The upscale shopping district at the 1304 A1A S., St. Augustine, 471-3733,
intersection of Atlantic Boulevard and Hendricks Avenue taugamphitheatre.com/farmers.php. This booming farmers
features a central statue of lions, San Marco Theatre, Theatre market runs Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and
Jacksonville and many local merchants and restaurants. features freshly picked vegetables and fruits, home baked
breads, flowers, crafts, live music and eats.
World Golf Hall of Fame, IMAX Theater
World Golf Village, One World Golf Place, Exit 323 off I-95, Riverside Arts Market Riverside Avenue beneath the
St. Augustine, 940-4123 and 940-IMAX. Six hundred years Fuller Warren Bridge/I-95 overpass, 554-6865,
of golf history are featured in interactive displays, riversideartsmarket.com. The market features everything from
memorabilia and artifacts at the World Golf Hall of Fame vegan funnel cakes to naturally flavored shaved ices, plus lots
Museum. The village also houses a full-screen IMAX Theater. of organic produce, local art and roving entertainers.
Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., April to December.
The Sunday Market Vilano Beach Pier 206 Vilano Road,
FARMERS MARKETS Vilano Beach Pier and Town Center, 540-8797,
Fresh produce, organic cheeses and homemade crafts are thesundaymarket.com. Sundays from noon-4 p.m. Features
the bread and butter of most local farmers markets — and more than 50 vendors, selling local honey, organic and
Northeast Florida’s crop of spots to shop local is blooming. conventionally grown produce, coffee and arts and crafts —
and often there’s live entertainment.
Beaches Green Market Jarboe Park, at the intersection
of A1A and Florida Boulevard, Neptune Beach, 270-0273, The Wednesday Market Pier Parking Lot, 350 A1A
beacheslocalfoodnetwork.org. Saturdays from 2-5 p.m. Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach, 347-8007,
Fresh-picked organic produce, grass-fed beef and goat and thewednesdaymarket.com. Wednesdays from 8 a.m.-12:30
cow cheeses. p.m. This weekly market features dozens of vendors selling
organic and conventionally grown produce, crafts and snacks.
STUFF WE LOVE COMMUNITY GROUPS
Secret Parking in downtown & NEIGHBORHOOD
Avoid the new meter fees and check out ORGANIZATIONS
the National Park rangers’ lot, located just
across from the Fort and next to Acapulco Brooklyn Neighborhood Association
restaurant. The slots are only off-limits 202 Spruce St., Jacksonville, 354-9266
during the daytime — after 6 p.m., they’re E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
wide open, free — and conveniently
located adjacent to Charlotte Street. Citizens Planning Advisory Committee (CPACs)
These city sponsored groups are designed to serve as a link
STUFF WE LOVE
The Westside is the best side — at least when it comes to watching downtown fireworks.
Just park in the Winn-Dixie lot on Roosevelt Boulevard near NAS Jax for a sky view, or walk
or bike to the center of Roosevelt Boulevard bridge and hang out in the pedestrian lane. It’s
protected by a concrete wall, and the view is spectacular — skyline and all.
between residents and local government, and are split into West Beaches Community Association
six planning districts — the Urban Core, Greater 4390 Richmond Park, Jacksonville, 343-8325
Arlington/Beaches, Southeast, Southwest, Northwest and E-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
North. 255-8200 coj.net
Murray Hill Preservation Association
Myrtle Avenue Neighborhood Improvement 212-1250, murrayhillneighbors.com
Association, Inc. 1440 N. Myrtle Ave., Jacksonville, E-mail email@example.com
354-8627. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Heckscher Drive Community Club, Inc.
Greater Arlington Civic Council, Inc. 1924 Holly 9759 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, 251-3392
Oaks Lake Road W., Jacksonville, 730-9360 E-mail email@example.com
North Jacksonville Civic Association
Coalition of Kernan Boulevard Communities 341 Baisden Road, Jacksonville, 757-4749
3925 Maple View Drive, Jacksonville, 568-7325
JAXPRIDE 220 E. Forsyth St., Ste. C, Jacksonville, ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS
356-2846, Jaxpride.orgA community-wide beautification
organization. Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch Focused on the
conservation of Amelia Island’s nesting sea turtle population.
Greater Englewood Neighborhood Association 583-1913
4614 Clinton Ave., Jacksonville, 636-0851
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Duval Audubon Society This nonprofit focuses on
habitat conservation for birds and wildlife in Clay, Duval and
Mayport Village Civic Association 1331 Broad St., Nassau Counties. 566-1695, duvalaudubon.org
Mayport, 655-1526. E-mail email@example.com
First Coast Surfrider Foundation This nonprofit
Olde Mandarin Neighborhood Association grassroots organization focuses on protecting the world’s
13200 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville, 880-1231 oceans and beaches. Locally, Surfrider sponsors fundraisers
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org including beach clean-ups and surfing contests. surfrider.org
Spring Park Neighborhood Association Greenscape 1468 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville,
2905 Spring Park Road, Jacksonville, 398-6539 398-5757, greenscapeofjacksonville.com
E-mail email@example.com This tree-planting nonprofit group focuses on improving and
preserving Jacksonville’s tree canopy.
North Florida Land Trust 2029 N. Third St.,
STUFF WE LOVE Jacksonville Beach, 827-9870, northfloridalandtrust.org
This environmental group helps landowners place
If you’re traveling to the Oldest City — parcels of land — large or small — into permanent
especially if you plan to hit St. Augustine conservation easements.
Beach — it’s best to know the drawbridge
schedule. Unlike most bridges in Florida, Public Trust Environmental Legal Institute
the Bridge of Lions opens on the half-hour of Florida
— not on (boater) demand. The only 2029 N. Third St., Jacksonville Beach,
exceptions are at 8 a.m., noon and 5 p.m., 247-1972 ext. 418, publictrustlaw.org. This advocacy
when the bridge doesn’t open at all, in organization uses “all legal means” to protect public lands
order to accommodate roadway traffic. and waters.
(The bridge does open on demand before 7
a.m. and after 6 p.m., however.) St. Johns Audubon Society
This group promotes the protection, preservation and
restoration of birds, other wildlife and their habitats through
science-based advocacy. 461-2025
St. Johns Riverkeeper
2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville, 256-7691,
This nonprofit organization is a full-time advocate and
watchdog for the St. Johns River, its watershed and the
public to whom it belongs.
Sierra Club Northeast Florida Group
A national organization dedicated to exploring, enjoying and
protecting the planet. The local group organizes outdoor
adventures and lobbies local and state government.
POLITICS & ACTIVISM
American Civil Union Liberties of Northeast
Florida Like the national ACLU, the local branch is focuses
on free speech, religious liberty and the right to privacy.
Americans United for Separation of Church
and State This nonpartisan organization works to
preserve church/state separation to ensure religious
freedom for everyone. au.org
Concerned Taxpayers of Duval County This
watchdog group works to fight fraud, waste, corruption,
inefficiency and tomfoolery at Jacksonville’s City Hall.
Duval County Democratic Party The local organization
promotes the Democratic party with a focus on citizen
involvement in advancing candidates. duvaldemocrats.org
First Coast Tea Party This tax-conscious, limited
government grassroots group meets for rallies and to discuss
national and local trends. firstcoastteaparty.org
JASMYN JASMYN offers a safe place for young gay,
lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. AIDS
awareness, counseling and support groups are offered. The
Gay Youth Information Hotline is 389-0089. 923 Peninsular
Place, Jacksonville, jasmyn.org
MADDADS Men Against Destruction — Defending Against
Drugs and Social Disorder aims to recruit members to “save
children, communities, and ourselves from the social ills that
presently plague neighborhoods.” maddads.com
Republican Party of Duval County duvalgop.org
The local organization promotes the Republican party and
Republican principles, including strong national defense and
strict immigration policies.
Beaches Organic Community Garden Jarboe Park,
located at A1A and Florida Boulevard, Neptune Beach,
For a $10 fee and three hours of volunteer time per month,
the garden provides gardeners with a plot, water, soil,
STUFF WE LOVE
During nesting season, there is no vantage
point as revealing as the Alligator Farm’s
rookery. A stroll on the park’s swamp
boardwalk puts you within inches of baby
birds in the nest and their watchful but
tolerant mothers. A close birdwatching
second is Tiger Island, a state-owned oak
hammock preserve on the Amelia River,
where bird lovers catch glimpses of rare
species like the piping plover, painted
bunting and least tern, in addition to more
common wood storks, swallow-tailed kites
and yellow-crowned night herons.
TECO PEOPLES GAS
739-1211 or 1-877-832-6747
Provides natural gas to Orange Park, Duval County and parts
of St. Johns County. If there was prior service at the house,
new accounts may be opened by phone. There is a $25-$30
Alpine Groves Park, on activation fee per meter, and a deposit is due with the first
S.R. 13 in St. Johns gas bill.
County, is a 54-acre
former homestead and FLORIDA PUBLIC UTILITIES 911 S. Eighth St.,
citrus grove on a bluff Fernandina Beach, 432-4001, 277-1977. Supplies propane
overlooking the St. for Nassau and Duval counties. Also supplies electricity and in
Johns River. some areas water for Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach.
AT&T RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER SERVICE
1-888-757-6500; Business, 1-866-620-6000
Applying for service can be done by phone or online by
supplying the company with name, Social Security number,
any other existing phone service and the physical address
where service is requested. Other independent phone service
providers are available.
liability insurance and a basic introduction to organic parts of Clay County.
GREEN COVE SPRINGS UTILITIES Garbage Collection
City Sprout/Lincolnville Community Garden Electric, 1289 Harbor Road, 529-2249
Eddie Vickers Park, 399 Riberia St., St. Augustine, Water, 1277 Harbor Road, 529-2226 & Recycling
537-5263, citysprout.org City Hall, 321 Walnut St., 529-2200
Community memberships are offered in either shared plots Provides electricity, water, sewer and garbage collection for CLAY COUNTY
(free) or individual plots ($25 for 6 months). Meetings are Green Cove Springs. Environmental Services, 3545 Rosemary Hill Road, Green
held from 4-5 p.m. every Sun. to plant, harvest and enjoy Cove Springs, 284-6374
the garden. TOWN OF ORANGE PARK Town Hall, 2042 Park Ave., Environmental Services serves Clay County (excluding
278-3016. Provides water, sewer and sanitation within the Orange Park, Green Cove Springs, Penney Farms and
Eastside Community Garden town limits of Orange Park. Keystone Heights) for garbage, yard waste and recycling.
960 Spearing St., Jacksonville, 354-4673
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ST. JOHNS COUNTY UTILITIES GREEN COVE SPRINGS SOLID WASTE DEPT.
This project of Operation New Hope plans to grow edible 1205 S.R. 16, St. Augustine, 209-2700. Provides water for 900 W. Gum St., Green Cove Springs, 529-2246
flowers, fruit and, vegetables, and needs donations of funds, parts of St. Johns County and Anastasia Island, excluding the Provides garbage, yard waste and recycling collection for
time and supplies. city of St. Augustine. residential and commercial accounts within the city limits of
Green Cove Springs.
Springfield Community Garden 1101 N. Main St., CITY OF ST. AUGUSTINE PUBLIC WORKS DEPT.,
Jacksonville, 657-1177. E-mail email@example.com UTILITIES DEPT. City Hall, 75 King St., 825-1037, TOWN OF ORANGE PARK Town Hall, 2042 Park Ave.,
Folks work in the garden each Saturday at noon, and Food 825-1040. Provides water, sewer and garbage service in St. Orange Park.
Not Bombs hosts a potluck meal at 2 p.m. every Sun. Augustine city limits and parts of St. Johns County. Utility Billing, 278-3016 or Public Works Dept., 264-7411
Provides water, sewer and sanitation within the town limits of
FLORIDA PUBLIC UTILITIES 911 S. Eighth St., Orange Park. For other Clay County areas, call the Clay
THE BARE NECESSITIES Fernandina Beach, 261-3663. Supplies electricity and in County Environmental Services Department, 284-6374 or
some areas water for Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach. 269-6341, for the name and phone number of the collection
Electric & Water Services Also supplies propane for Nassau and Duval counties. company in your area.
You’ll need to provide your physical address or meter
number, Social Security number, driver’s license, phone
number and place of employment. Before applying in person,
it’s best to call for information. In some cases, a phone call is STUFF WE LOVE
all that’s necessary.
JEA 21 W. Church St., Jacksonville, 665-6000, Luther Stewart still runs the produce stand his father started some 30 years ago (311
1-800-683-5542. JEA provides electricity and water to most Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine). In addition to grocery staples, he sells local shrimp, local
of Duval County, including Atlantic Beach, and parts of Clay produce and local oysters by the bushel.
and St. Johns counties. Payments may be made by mail to
JEA, P.O. Box 45047, Jacksonville, FL 32232, online at
jea.com or at several full-service and payment only locations.
FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT (FPL) 1-800-226-3545
residential; 1-800-375-2434 business. Provides electricity
to portions of St. Johns and Nassau counties. Apply over
the phone, since there are no local offices.
BEACHES ENERGY SERVICES City Hall, 11 N. Third St.,
Jacksonville Beach, 247-6241. Provides electricity for
Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach.
Provides water, sewer and garbage collection for all of
CLAY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE 734 Blanding Blvd.,
Orange Park, 272-2456.
Provides electricity to all of Clay County, including Orange
Park, Green Cove Springs and Middleburg.
CLAY COUNTY UTILITY AUTHORITY 3176 Old
Jennings Road, Middleburg, 272-5999, 1-877-476-CCUA
Provides water, reclaimed water and wastewater services for
COMCAST PALATKA 200 N. Third St., Palatka,
STUFF WE LOVE (386) 328-4205
Riverside Arts Market 2471 U.S. 1 S., St. Augustine, 824-2813
This hardly qualifies as a secret. But if you Serving most of St. Johns County.
haven’t been to RAM, you’re missing out
on one of the city’s best community
gatherings. There’s art, live music, strolling Driver’s Licenses
jugglers, fire-eaters, plenty of food,
beautiful produce and, best of all, it’s A Florida driver’s license is required of all motorists within
located in the glorious, merciful shade, 30 days of becoming a Florida resident, registering a child
under the Fuller Warren Bridge on in a Florida public school or gaining employment in the
Riverside Avenue. state. A certified birth certificate is required to obtain a
license, along with proof of a Social Security number, and
two address verifications. Drivers with valid out-of-state
licenses are required to pass only a visual exam, while
DUVAL COUNTY new drivers must pass the eye test, a rules-and-
Garbage collection is provided by the city’s Sanitation regulations test, a road signs test and a driving test.
Division for the downtown area and by private collection Gathergoget.com
companies for other areas. For the company that provides
service in your area, call the Sanitation Division. CLAY COUNTY 1518 Park Ave., Orange Park,
Duval County/City of Jacksonville Environmental Resource 269-1400
Management Solid 868 Blanding Blvd., Ste. 112, Orange Park, 413-3061
Waste Division, 1031 Superior St., Jacksonville, 387-8922 (closing on July 27)
or 630-CITY 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs, 284-6320
Advanced Disposal Services (ADS), 9798 Normandy Blvd.,
Jacksonville, 421-7373 DUVAL COUNTY
7915 Baymeadows Way, Ste. 300, Jacksonville, 737-7900 7439 Wilson Blvd., Jacksonville, 777-2122
Southland Waste Systems of Jacksonville (SWS), 218 4320 Deerwood Lake Parkway, Ste. 109, Southside, online
Morgan Ave., Jacksonville, 384-2567 appointments only, flhsmv.gov/offices/duval.html
Recycling Services, 2120 N. Market St., Jacksonville, 231 E. Forsyth St., Downtown, 630-1916
354-8107 7120 Hogan Road, Ste. 15, Jacksonville, 630-1916
Waste Management/Jacksonville Waste Control (JWC), 6672 Commonwealth Blvd., Jacksonville, 630-1916
6501 Greenland Road, Jacksonville, 260-1592 3428 Beach Blvd., Southside, 858-6941
Atlantic Beach Public Works, 1200 Sandpiper Lane, 7439 Wilson Blvd., Westside, 777-2122
Atlantic Beach, 247-5833 10131 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 24, Mandarin, 630-1916
Residents living north of Church Road and west of Mayport 12220 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 102, Arlington, 630-1916
Road call city of Jacksonville, 387-8999. 3520 Blanding Blvd., Ste. 1, Hyde Park, 630-1916
Jacksonville Beach Public Works, 247-6219 12961 N. Main St., Ste. 210, Downtown, 630-1916
Jacksonville Beach has an automated wheeled-cart program, 910 W. 44th St., Northside, 630-1916
which supplies customers with receptacles. 1505 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, 630-1916
Neptune Beach Public Works, 270-2423
86130 License Road, Fernandina Beach, 548-4965
NASSAU COUNTY SOLID 416 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, 491-7415
46026 Landfill Road, Callahan, 321-5770, 879-6321 ST. JOHNS COUNTY
Fernandina Beach Sanitation/Recycle Department 4030 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine, 209-2250
1017 S. Fifth St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7186 6658 U.S. 1 S., St. Augustine, 209-2250
Provides service within the city. In other parts of the county, 725 Flora Branch Blvd., Julington Creek, 287-2478
you can drop off your own garbage, Mon.-Sat., at the 5430 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra, 285-5092
Callahan location, or you can hire a private company. The 6195 S. Main St., Ste. E, Hastings, 692-2483
Nassau County Sanitation Division, or the local phone
listings, can provide names and phone numbers of private
companies operating in your area. Vehicle Registration
Within 30 days of establishing residence in Florida,
ST. JOHNS COUNTY you are required to register all motor vehicles with
3005 Allen Nease Road, Elkton, 827-6980 the state and obtain a Florida license plate. Be prepared
250 N. Stratton Road, St. Johns, 827-6980 to provide personal identification, title or proof of out-of-
Within the St. Augustine city limits, call 825-1049 (or the state financing, out-of-state vehicle registration, proof
administrative office at 825-1040). St. Augustine Beach of personal injury protection and property damage
residents call 471-2122. In other parts of St. Johns County, liability insurance.
contact the Solid Waste Department at 824-9720.
CLAY COUNTY 3245 Bear Run Blvd. (off Blanding
SEABOARD WASTE SYSTEMS Boulevard), Orange Park, 272-5700
445-A International Golf Parkway, St. Augustine, 825-0991 1518 Park Ave., Orange Park, 269-1400
477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs, 284-6320
Cable TV Service DUVAL COUNTY coj.net/tc
Tax Collector’s offices
COMCAST 3520 Blanding Blvd., Ste. 1, Hyde Park, 630-1916
6805 Southpoint Parkway, Jacksonville, 1-800-266-2278 12961 N. Main St., Ste. 210, Downtown, 630-1916
Payment Centers 10131 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 24, Mandarin, 630-1916
5050 Sunbeam Road, Ste. 6, Jacksonville, 374-8000 1505 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, 630-1916
3031 Monument Road, Ste. 3, Jacksonville, 374-8000 910 W. 44th St., Northside, 630-1916
384 15th Ave. S., Ste. B, Jacksonville Beach, 374-8000 6672 Commonwealth Ave., Northside, 630-1916
2550 Mayport Road, Ste. 4, Atlantic Beach, 374-8000 7120 Hogan Road, Ste. 15, Jacksonville, 630-1916
6011 103rd St., Ste. 4, Jacksonville, 374-8000 12220 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 102, Regency, 630-1916
403 W. 48th St., Ste. 3, Jacksonville, 374-8000 231 E. Forsyth St., Room 108, Downtown, 630-1916
357 College Drive, Orange Park, 1-800-266-2278
900 Dunn Ave., Ste. 4, Jacksonville, 374-8000 NASSAU COUNTY
1600 S. 14th St., Fernandina Beach, 1-800-266-2278 15885 C.R. 108, Hilliard, 845-3930
1948 S. Kings Road, Callahan, 1-800-266-2278 96135 Nassau Place, Ste. 3, Yulee, 491-7400
Serving Duval County and parts of Clay, Nassau and St. 45401 Mickler Road, Callahan, 879-1930
Johns counties. 416 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, 491-7415
Absolute Animal Control, mobile service throughout Northeast
STUFF WE LOVE Florida, 838-1150
Free Museum Days
MOCA Jax is free to families on Sundays, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
from noon — 4 p.m. The Cummer
Museum of Art & Gardens is free every JACKSONVILLE TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
Tuesday night from 4-9 p.m. And Karpeles 100 N. Myrtle Ave. Customer Service 630-3100, 743-3582
Manuscript Library Museum at 101 W. Hearing Impaired (Voice/TDD) 630-3191, jtafla.com
First St. is always free.
JTA services Mayport and the Beaches, Arlington, Orange
ST. JOHNS COUNTY Park, Mandarin, Westside (including Green Cove Springs,
6195 S. Main St., Ste. E, Hastings, 692-2483 Middleburg, Palatka, Cecil and St. Augustine outlet malls),
725 Flora Branch Blvd., Julington, 287-2478 Northside, Southside and downtown Jacksonville areas.
5430 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra, 285-5092 Fares vary according to the length of the ride (ages 60 and
4030 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine, 823-2270 older ride free). Weekly, monthly and student bus passes can
be purchased at JTA’s Transit Information center at FCCJ
Station, Tax Collector Offices and most Winn-Dixie stores.
Voter Registration Route schedules are available at all Jacksonville libraries,
major employment centers and through JTA’s website.
Voter registration applications are available at all public
libraries, driver’s license offices and Supervisor of Elections THE TROLLEY The Beaches Summer Trolly offers
offices. In most counties, they’re also at tax collector’s weekend service from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. every Fri., noon-2 a.m.
offices, banks, public assistance agencies, city halls or every Sat. and noon-6 p.m. every Sun. through Labor Day,
chambers of commerce. To register, you must be a U.S. running from South Beach Regional Shopping Center on
citizen, 18 years old and a legal resident of the county. A1A/Third Street, Jacksonville Beach to Atlantic Village
Shopping Center on Atlantic Boulevard, Atlantic Beach. Pick
CLAY COUNTY up a Trolley map at any beaches City Hall or sponsor
Chris Chambless, Supervisor of Elections location. The fare is $1 each way. The trolley runs from
clayelections.com noon-6 p.m. on Memorial Day and Labor Day (Sept. 6), and
1417 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 1, Green Cove Springs, 269-6350 from noon-2 a.m. on July 4, passing a stop about every 15
minutes. Riders are required to wear shoes and shirts and no
DUVAL COUNTY surfboards are allowed. 630-3100. jtafla.com
Jerry Holland, Supervisor of Elections Downtown workers and visitors can hop aboard the Bay
duvalelections.com Street or Beaver Street Trolley Lines at no charge at stops on
105 E. Monroe St., Jacksonville, 630-1414 the three downtown routes. And a ride on the Riverside
5200 Norwood Ave., Ste. 2, Warehouse, Jacksonville, Trolley costs 50 cents. 630-1399.
Chamber of Commerce locations: SKYWAY Carrying folks across the St. Johns River, The
3 Independent Drive, Jacksonville, 366-6600 Skyway is an automated transit system stopping at Central
325 Jacksonville Drive, Jacksonville Beach, 249-3868 Station, Bay Street Station, Convention Center, San Marco
Station, Kings Avenue Station, Jefferson Street Station,
NASSAU COUNTY Hemming Plaza Station, FCCJ Downtown and Riverplace
Vicki Peterson Cannon, Supervisor of Elections Station. Skyway service hours are Mon.- Fri., 6 a.m.-9
votenassau.com p.m.. Special events can be scheduled for Sat. and Sun.
416 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, 491-7500 The cost is 50 cents per ride, 10 cents for seniors and the
96135 Nassau Place, Ste. 3, Yulee, 491-7500 disabled (use handicapped gate).
Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach & Yulee Chamber of
Commerce PARK-N-RIDE FOR BUS, TROLLEY & SKYWAY
961687 Gateway Blvd., Ste. 101G, Amelia Island, 261-3248 Approximately 3,500 spaces are available for monthly
parking throughout Duval County, from Mayport to Normandy,
ST. JOHNS COUNTY from Regency to the Southside. The Kings Avenue Station
Penny Halyburton, Supervisor of Elections offers 1,700 parking spaces and another 300 surface spots.
sjcvotes.us. 4455 Ave. A, Ste. 101, St. Augustine, 823-2238
JTA CONNEXION, COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION
SYSTEM This paratransit service provides daily door-to-
Animal Control door transportation for disabled, elderly and disadvantaged
residents in Duval County. For eligibility requirements, call
& Adoption/ 265-6999, Voice/TDD 633-7404.
Dead-Animal Removal BIKES ON BUSES Exterior bike racks are available on all
JTA bus lines. The two-bike rack is available on a first-come,
Atlantic Beach, 247-5866 first-served basis. Anyone with a JTA permit may use the
Clay County, 269-6342 racks. 630-3160.
Duval County, 387-8924
Fernandina Beach Animal Control, 261-0223 or 491-0122 RIDE REQUEST JTA offers van service for areas not served
Florida East Coast Humane Society, 829-2737 by buses, including some Clay and Putnam county locations.
Jacksonville Animal Care and Control, 387-8963 Call Ride Request service at 630-3100, Voice/TDD: 630-3191.
Jacksonville Beach Animal Control, 247-6167
Jacksonville Humane Society, 725-8766 JTA STADIUM SHUTTLE JTA offers shuttle service
Mandarin Adoption Center, 886-4375 throughout Duval County for sporting events at Jacksonville
Nassau County Animal Care and Control, 491-7440 Municipal Stadium for $7 to $12 for a single game,
Nassau Humane Society, 321-1647 depending on the location. The shuttle service starts two
Neptune Beach Animal Control, 270-2411 hours before Jaguars games kickoff and ends approximately
Jacksonville Animal Control & Wildlife Removal, 724-1115 one hour after the game. Discounted season and game-day
St. Johns County Animal Control, 209-0746 or 829-2226 passes are available. 630-3100.
STUFF WE LOVE
(Make Your Own) Mercimek Corbasi
That’s lentil soup, Turkish style. The Amity Turkish Cultural Center in Jacksonville (4540
Southside Blvd., Ste. 202) gives free monthly cooking lessons, including a DIY baklava class.
Register and read the recipes at atccenter.org.
STUFF WE LOVE
Nease Beachfront Park
This brand new park, approximately one mile north of St. Augustine inlet on A1A, has a
winding boardwalk through twisted oaks and scrub that ends at a small, tin-roofed gazebo
overlooking the salt marsh, with a distant view of the Intracoastal. To the east, another
boardwalk leads to a narrow but nice coquina-shell beach.
RIDE TO READ JTA has partnered with Jacksonville Public Colleges
Public Library to give kids a chance to improve reading skills
and learn how to use public transportation. 630-3100 or FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE
630-2665. College-wide information center, 646-2300, fscj.edu
FSCJ offers credit and continuing education courses,
SUNSHINE BUS COMPANY St. Augustine’s expanding telecourses, seminars and community outreach programs at
bus service, now with seven routes, is operated by the local campuses throughout Northeast Florida. Degrees offered
St. Johns County Council on Aging, and is available to include associate in arts, associate in science, as well as
anyone for $1 per one-way trip. The bus stops and picks up technical certificates. Post-secondary job training programs
anywhere on the route — along the beach, outlet malls and are available.
as far north as the Avenues Mall in Jacksonville. Visit
sunshinebus.net for a schedule or call 209-3716. ST. JOHNS RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Orange Park Campus, 276-6800, sjrcc.edu
VANPOOL/CARPOOL First Coast Commuter Services Palatka Campus, (386) 312-4200
helps commuters hook up for rides, and may even provide Ponte Vedra Center, 280-1322
the vehicle. Call 306-7500 or visit firstcoastmpo.com for St. Augustine Campus, 808-7400
more info. SJRCC is a two-year college of general studies with academic
programs for an Associate in Arts degree or Associate in
Science degree. Telecourses, continuing education courses
EDUCATION and one-year certificate programs are offered.
Public Schools UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA 620-1000, unf.edu
With more than 15,000 students, UNF offers 49
Call your county school board to find out where your child undergraduate programs and 25 master’s programs in five
should be going to school. To register, you will need to show colleges. A doctoral program in Education is also offered.
a birth certificate, Florida certification of immunization along UNF’s Division of Continuing Education offers a wide variety
with a physical form, a Social Security number, proof of of noncredit programs.
address and your child’s last report card.
CLAY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 900 Walnut St., Private Colleges
Green Cove Springs, 284-6500, clay.k12.fl.us
THE ART INSTITUTE OF JACKSONVILLE 8775
DUVAL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 1701 Prudential Baypine Road, Jacksonville, 486-3000,.
Drive, Jacksonville, 390-2000, duvalschools.org rtinstitutes.edu/jacksonville. A branch of Miami International
For information regarding Duval County’s Magnet School University of Art & Design, AIJax offers bachelor of fine arts
Program, with schools focusing on specific interests, needs or associate of arts degrees in media arts and animation,
and talents, call 390-2082. digital photography, fashion and retail management, graphic
design, web design and interactive media, interior design,
NASSAU COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS digital filmmaking and video production, and culinary arts,
1201 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, 491-9900, management and skills.
CHARIS BIBLE COLLEGE 1-800-280-1039
ST. JOHNS COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 40 Orange Balancing aspects of spiritual, academic and practical
St., St. Augustine, 547-7500, stjohns.k12.fl.us education, Charis offers Bible study classes every Monday
through Thursday from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
FLORIDA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND
207 N. San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, 827-2200, COLUMBIA COLLEGE 338-9150, ccis.edu
fsdb.k12.fl.us. A public residential school for sensory- Columbia College offers associate and baccalaureate
impaired students in grades pre-K through 12. degrees for military and civilian personnel with base access.
WEBSTER UNIVERSITY 268-3037, 779-7124
Evening and weekend graduate courses are offered with STUFF WE LOVE
programs that include human resources development,
management, marketing, business administration and How much catfish can you eat? Find out.
computer information management. Whitey’s Fish Camp on C.R. 220 in
Fleming Island is prepared to serve you till
ZOE UNIVERSITY you beg for mercy — all you can eat for just
743-6166 $15.95. And when you’re done, you can sit
Programs include a two-year degrees in divinity, back, take in the view of Doctors Inlet and
undergraduate and graduate degrees in theology and Christian try not to think about catfish ever again.
counseling along with professional doctorate degrees.
VIRGINIA COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE 5600 New Kings Road, Ste. 5, Jacksonville, 924-1646
5940 Beach Blvd., 520-7400, vc.edu firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate degrees, diploma courses, and baccalaureate John Thrasher (R, District 8)
degrees in business-related, administrative, management, 9485 Regency Square Blvd., Ste. 108, Jacksonville,
technical and professional programs designed to prepare 727-3600
the student for direct entry into the job market. email@example.com
Evelyn J. Lynn (R, District 7)
536 N. Halifax Ave., Ste. 101, Daytona Beach,
GOVERNMENT (386) 238-3180
U.S. Senators (senate.gov) Stephen R. Wise (R, District 5)
1460 Cassat Ave., Ste. B, Jacksonville, 381-6000
GEORGE LEMIEUX (R) firstname.lastname@example.org
STUFF WE LOVE 1650 Prudential Drive, Ste. 220, Jacksonville, 398-8586
BILL NELSON (D) STATE REPRESENTATIVES’ DISTRICT OFFICES
The Best Oak Trees 1301 Riverplace Blvd., Ste. 2218, Jacksonville, Janet Adkins (R, District 12)
Treaty Oak (Pictured, 250 years old, Prudential Drive & Flagler Avenue, downtown) 346-4500 905 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, 491-3664
Cummer Oak (200 years old, 829 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville) Jennifer Carroll (R, District 13)
HoJo Oak (purported to be 600 years old, located in the center courtyard of the Howard 8970 103rd St., Ste. 10, Jacksonville, 573-4994
Johnson Inn, 137 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine) U.S. Representatives Mia Jones (D, District 14)
Kate’s Oak (200+ years old, at Ash & Eighth streets, Fernandina Beach) 3890 Dunn Ave., Ste. 901, Jacksonville, 924-1615
(house.gov) Audrey Gibson (D, District 15)
101 E. Union St., Ste. 402, Jacksonville, 353-2180
Programs of study include computer information systems, and allied health management, as well as bachelor degrees CORRINE BROWN (D, DISTRICT 3) Charles McBurney (R, District 16)
business administration and criminal justice. in elementary education and interdisciplinary studies. 101 E. Union St., Ste. 202, Jacksonville, 354-1652 76 S. Laura St., Ste. 200, Jacksonville, 359-6090
ANDER CRENSHAW (R, DISTRICT 4) Lake Ray (R, District 17)
EMBRY RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY KEISER UNIVERSITY 1061 Riverside Ave., Ste. 100, Jacksonville, 598-0481 9485 Regency Square Blvd., Ste. 109, Jacksonville,
645-0333, 779-0246, 249-6700 296-3440. Keiser offers bachelor’s degrees in accounting, JOHN MICA (R, DISTRICT 7) 723-5300
This Daytona-based school offers programs at several area business administration, criminal justice and elementary 3000 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., Ste. 1, St. Augustine, Ronald “Doc” Renuart (R, District 18)
teaching centers. Open to military and civilians. education. Associate degrees include computer graphics and 810-5048 50 A1A N., Ste. 105, Ponte Vedra, 270-2550
design and culinary arts. CLIFF STEARNS (R, DISTRICT 6) Mike Weinstein (R, District 19)
EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE 470-8000, ewc.edu 1726 Kingsley Ave., Ste. 8, Orange Park, 269-3203 155 Blanding Blvd., Ste. 10, Orange Park, 213-3005
This four-year historically black college offers courses in NORTH FLORIDA FLIGHT TRAINING 642-3912 William L. Proctor (R, District 20)
business administration, education and human services and Herlong Airport, 9300 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, 783-1571 FLORIDA HOUSE AND SENATE 900 S.R. 16, Ste. 2, St. Augustine, 823-2550
continuing education. This Cessna Pilot Center trains private, instrument, flsenate.gov; myfloridahouse.gov Charles Van Zant (R, District 21)
commercial, and instructor pilots in a fleet of 12 glass- 3841 Reid St., Ste. 5, Palatka, (386) 312-2272
EVEREST UNIVERSITY 731-4949, 264-9952, cockpit Cessna 172s and 182s. GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST
everest.edu. The former Florida Metropolitan University has 400 S. Monroe St., The Capitol
partnered with Everest University, offering programs in NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001 Clay County
accounting, business, criminal justice, massage therapy, 245-8910, nova.edu. Programs include bachelor’s, specialist, (850) 488-4441 Fax (850) 487-0801
medical programs, paralegal, pharmacy tech, and Master’s master’s, doctoral and executive education programs, email@example.com CLAY COUNTY COURTHOUSE
programs in business administration and criminal justice. including business, psychology, nursing, pharmacy, education, 825 N. Orange Ave., Green Cove Springs, 284-6300,
social work therapies and school guidance counseling. CAPITOL BUILDING 269-6300
FLAGLER COLLEGE 829-6481, flagler.edu 404 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
Located, in part, in the historic Ponce de Leon hotel in UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX 636-6645, 1-866-766-0766 leg.state.fl.us BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
downtown St. Augustine, Flagler College is a four-year, This adult-education institution offers bachelor’s, master’s Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove
residential liberal arts college offering 20 majors, 16 minors and doctoral degree programs, certificate, non-degree and STATE SENATORS’ DISTRICT OFFICES Springs, 284-6376, 269-6376
and two pre-professional programs. military programs. Anthony C. Hill (D, District 1) Wendell Davis, (District 1), 269-6394
Doug Conkey, (District 2), 657-7364
FLORIDA COASTAL SCHOOL OF LAW Travis Cummings, (District 3), 269-6393
8787 Baypine Road, Jacksonville, 680-7700, fcsl.edu. Chereese Stewart, (District 4), 482-7738
This private, for-profit law school is accredited by the Ronnie Robertson, (District 5), 284-6385
American Bar Association, and offers degrees in
international law, sports, poverty, information technology, COUNTY MANAGER
among other fields. The school’s Moot Court Honor Board Fritz Behring, 269-6347, 284-6347
is ranked forth nationally among all ABA-Accredited Law
Schools and an average 80 percent of graduates pass SCHOOL BOARD
The Florida Bar. 900 Walnut St., Green Cove Springs, 284-6500, 272-8100,
ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE 573-9100 or 1-800-318- Ben Wortham, Superintendent, 284-6510
1264, itt-tech.edu. Offering Bachelor of Science degrees in Crafts, multi-
computer technology, drafting, electronics, business and ethnic cuisine BOARD MEMBERS
criminal justice. and international Carol Vallencourt, (District 1), 264-1589
entertainment are Carol Studdard, (District 2), 264-9649
JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY 256-8000, ju.edu all part of the Charlie Van Zant Jr., (District 3), (352) 473-9609
Located on the banks of the St. Johns River, JU is known 19th annual Frank Farrell, Vice Chairman (District 4), 375-0654
for its comprehensive liberal arts curriculum and small World of Nations Lisa Graham, Chairman (District 5), 282-3043
classes. JU offers 40 majors and seven bachelor’s degrees. Celebration, held
Three graduate level degrees are offered in business on the first SHERIFF’S OFFICE
administration, nursing and teaching, along with an weekend in May Sheriff Rick Beseler, 901 N. Orange Ave., Green Cove
executive master in business administration. at Metropolitan Springs, 264-6512
JONES COLLEGE 731-1122, 743-1122, jones.edu Park, in
Offers two- or four-year degrees in business administration, downtown CODE ENFORCEMENT
computer information systems, paralegal, medical assistant Jacksonville. Cheryl Miller, director, 284-6310, 269-6310
DUVAL COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
CITY OF GREEN COVE SPRINGS 1701 Prudential Drive, Ste. 8182, Jacksonville, FL 32207
321 Walnut St., 529-2200. greencovesprings.com Administrative Offices 390-2000
CITY COUNCIL 229 Walnut St., Green Cove Springs Ed Pratt-Dannals, Superintendent, 390-2115
COUNCILMEMBERS BOARD MEMBERS
Felecia Hampshire, 529-2200 Martha Barrett, (District 1), 390-2371
Debbie Ricks, Vice Mayor, 529-2200 Nancy S. Broner, (District 2), 390-2386
John Buchanan, 529-2200 W.C. Gentry, (District 3), 390-2239
Mike Kelter, 529-2200 Brenda A. Priestly Jackson, (District 4), 390-2374
Bob Page, Mayor, 529-2200 Betty Burney, (District 5), 390-2375
Vicki Drake, (District 6), 390-2373
CITY MANAGER Don Bowles, 529-2200 ext. 307 Tommy Hazouri, (District 7), 390-2372
POLICE DEPARTMENT JACKSONVILLE SHERIFF’S OFFICE
205 Spring St., 529-2220 ext. 2251 Sheriff John Rutherford
Robert Musco, Chief of Police Police Memorial Bldg., Administration Office, 501 E. Bay St.,
Ste. 304, Jacksonville, 630-0500, coj.net/jso
Sam Weaver, 529-2220, ext. 2220
CITY OF ATLANTIC BEACH
TOWN OF ORANGE PARK 800 Seminole Road, Atlantic Beach, 247-5800, coab.us
TOWN HALL 2042 Park Ave., Orange Park, 264-9565,
townoforangepark.com TOWN COMMISSION
Mike Borno, Mayor (Seat 1), 246-9383
TOWN MANAGER John W. Bowles, 278-3018 John Fletcher, Mayor Pro Tem (Seat 2), 694-0315
Paul Parsons, (Seat 3), 358-1206
TOWN CLERK Sarah Campbell, 278-3018 Carolyn Woods, (Seat 4), 241-8973
Jonathan Daugherty, (Seat 5), firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Renninger, Mayor, 278-3018 CITY MANAGER
Bob Standifer, Vice Mayor, 278-3018 Jim Hanson, 247-5808
Pete Morgan, 278-3018
Steve Jones, 278-3018 CITY CLERK
Steve Howard, 278-3018 Donna Bartle, 247-5809
POLICE CHIEF, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY POLICE CHIEF/DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY
James H. Boivin, 2025 Smith St., Orange Park, 264-5555 Michael Classey.
850 Seminole Road, Atlantic Beach, 247-5859 ext. 12
CODE ENFORCEMENT Gloria Neely, 264-2635
CODE ENFORCEMENT Eddie Lopez, 247-5855
Duval County CITY OF
CITY OF JACKSONVILLE JACKSONVILLE BEACH
CITY HALL CITY HALL 11 N. Third St., Jacksonville Beach, 247-6100,
117 W. Duval St., Jacksonville 630-2489, coj.net jacksonvillebeach.org
MAYOR JOHN PEYTON City Hall, Ste. 400, 630-1776 MAYOR Fland Sharp, 247-6268
CITY COUNCIL COUNCILMEMBERS
City Hall, Ste. 425, 630-1377, jacksonvillecitycouncil.coj.net Penny Christian, At-Large (Seat 1), 285-6787
Rick Knight, At-Large (Seat 2), 249-4015
COUNCILMEMBERS Lee Buck, At-Large (Seat 3), 249-3967
Clay Yarborough, (District 1), 630-1389 Steve Hartkemeyer, District 1 (Seat 4), 247-6268
William Bishop, (District 2), 630-1392 Dick Matthews, District 2 (Seat 5), 247-6268
Richard Clark, (District 3), 630-1386 Tom Taylor, District 3 (Seat 6), 247-6268
Don Redman, (District 4), 630-1394
Art Shad, (District 5), 630-1382 CITY MANAGER George Forbes, 247-6268
Jack Webb, (District 6), 630-1388
Johnny Gaffney, (District 7), 630-1384 CITY CLERK Judy Bullock (interim), 247-6299
E. Denise Lee, (District 8), 630-1385
Warren A. Jones, (District 9), 630-1395 POLICE CHIEF Bruce Thomason
Reginald Brown, (District 10), 630-1684 101 S. Penman Road, Jacksonville Beach, 270-1661
Ray Holt, (District 11), 630-1383
Daniel Davis, (District 12), 630-1380 CODE ENFORCEMENT Crystal Broughan, 247-6232
Art Graham, (District 13), 630-1397
Michael Corrigan, (District 14), 630-1390
CITY OF NEPTUNE BEACH
AT-LARGE COUNCILMEMBERS CITY HALL 116 First St., Neptune Beach, 270-2400,
Ronnie Fussell, (Group 1), 630-1393 ci.neptune-beach.fl.us
John Crescimbeni, (Group 2), 630-1381
Stephen Joost, (Group 3), 630-1396 COUNCILMEMBERS
Kevin Hyde, (Group 4), 630-1398 Harriet Pruette, Mayor (Seat 1), 571-1755
Glorious Johnson, (Group 5), 630-1387 Eric Pardee, (Seat 2), 241-6113
STUFF WE LOVE
Downtown and out of quarters? The strip of parking spaces on Duval Street between Julia and
Pearl is rarely patrolled by parking-enforcement officials.
Kara Tucker, (Seat 3), 502-3446 Wolfson Children’s Hospital, 800 Prudential Drive,
Fred Lee, Vice Mayor (Seat 4),613-2223 Jacksonville, 202-8000
John Weldon, (Seat 5), 241-2601
CITY MANAGER Jim Jarboe, 270-2400 400 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, 819-5155
CITY CLERK Lisa Volpe, 270-2400 MAYO CLINIC
4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, 953-2000
POLICE CHIEF/DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY
David W. Sembach. 200 Lemon St., Neptune Beach, 270-2413 MEMORIAL HOSPITAL JACKSONVILLE
3625 University Blvd. S., Jacksonville, 399-6111
Nassau County ORANGE PARK MEDICAL CENTER
2001 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, 276-8500
NASSAU COUNTY COURTHOUSE
416 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, 491-6430 ST. VINCENT’S HEALTHCARE
Judicial Annex 1 Shircliff Way, Jacksonville, 308-7300
76327 Veterans Way, Yulee, 548-4600 Medical Center, 1800 Barrs St., Jacksonville, 308-7300
96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, 321-5700 or 1-800-958-3496 St. Luke’s Hospital, 4201 Belfort Road, Jacksonville, 296-3700
Orange Park Health Center, 2300 Park Ave., Ste. 101-D,
CLERK OF COURTS John Crawford, 491-6430 Orange Park, 308-2006
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Music, art, and a vibrant street scene are all part of First Wednesday Art Walk, held at various SHANDS JACKSONVILLE MEDICAL CENTER
96160 Nassau Place, Yulee downtown Jacksonville art galleries from 5-9 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. 655 W. Eighth St., Jacksonville, 244-0411
Daniel Leeper, (District 1), 430-3868
Michael Boyle, Chairman (District 2), 753-1409
Stacy Johnson, (District 3), 583-2746 CITY CLERK Mary Mercer, 277-7305
Barry Holloway, (District 4), 753-1072 CITY OF ST. AUGUSTINE ART & CULTURE
Walter Boatright, Vice Chairman (District 5), 753-0141 POLICE CHIEF
James Hurley, 1525 Lime St., 277-7344 CITY HALL Museums
COUNTY MANAGER Ted Selby, 491-7380 75 King St., St. Augustine, 825-1005, ci.st-augustine.fl.us
CODE ENFORCEMENT ALEXANDER BREST MUSEUM AND GALLERY
SHERIFF’S OFFICE Sheriff Tommy Seagraves Brian Duncum, 277-7325 ext. 233 CITY COMMISSION Phillips Fine Arts Building, Jacksonville University, 2800
76001 Bobby Moore Circle, Yulee, 548-4000 Errol D. Jones, Vice Mayor (Seat 1), 825-1006 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville, 256-7371.Permanent pre-
Yulee 225-0331; Callahan 879-1563 Leanna Freeman, (Seat 2), 825-1960 Columbian and ivory collections, decorative ceramics, Tiffany
St. Johns County Nancy Sikes-Kline, (Seat 3), 825-1006 glassware, Chinese porcelains. The changing educational
CODE ENFORCEMENT Don Crichlow, (Seat 4), 824-5785 exhibit showcases the works of faculty, students and national
96161 Nassau Place, Yulee, 491-3615 ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 4020 Lewis Speedway, Joseph Boles, Mayor (Seat 5), 824-4278 artists. Admission is free. Open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri.,
St. Augustine, 823-2509, co.st-johns.fl.us noon-5 p.m. on Sat.
SCHOOL BOARD 1201 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, CITY MANAGER William B. Harriss, 825-1006
491-9900, nassau.k12.fl.us COUNTY COMMISSIONERS CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS
Cyndi Stevenson, (District 1), 209-0301 CITY CLERK Karen Rogers, 825-1007 829 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, 356-6857, cummer.org
BOARD MEMBERS Ronald Sanchez, Chairman (District 2), 209-0302 The Cummer features more than 5,500 objects in its
Dr. John L. Ruis, Superintendent, 879-1142 Ray Quinn, (District 3), 209-0303 POLICE CHIEF Loran Lueders permanent collection, including ancient artifacts, paintings,
Donna Martin (District 1), 261-9015 Phillip Mays, (District 4), 209-0304 151 King St., 825-1074 and acres of formal gardens. Currently on exhibit: “Collectors’
Gail Cook (District 2), 261-9127 Ken Bryan, Vice Chairman (District 5), 209-0305 Choice: Works of Art from Jacksonville Collections” through
Muriel Creamer, Chairman (District 3), 491-8050 CODE ENFORCEMENT 825-1065 Sept. 12, “Go Figure: 20th-Century Works on Paper from The
Jim Adams (District 4), 879-4673 COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR Cummer Collection” through Aug. 8, and “Jazz ABZ: An A to Z
Kathy Burns, Vice Chairman (District 5), 879-4781 Michael Wanchick Collection of Jazz Portraits by Paul Rogers with poems by
4020 Lewis Speedway, 209-0530 CITY OF Wynton Marsalis” through Aug. 8. Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tue.,
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sat. and noon-5
CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH SCHOOL BOARD ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH p.m. on Sun. Admission is free for children 5 and younger and
40 Orange St., St. Augustine, 547-7500, stjohns.k12.fl.us free for all on Tue. from 4-9 p.m.
CITY HALL 204 Ash St., 32034, 277-7305, fbfl.us Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner, 547-7502 CITY HALL
2200 A1A S., St. Augustine Beach, 471-2122, staugbch.com MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
CITY COMMISSION SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS JACKSONVILLE 333 N. Laura St., 366-6911,
Susan Steger, Mayor, 261-4372 Beverly Slough, (District 1), 210-7289 CITY COMMISSION mocajacksonville.org. Located on Hemming Plaza, MOCAJax
Tim Poynter, Vice Mayor, 491-7772 Thomas Allen Jr., (District 2), 547-7510 Frank Charles, 814-2291 showcases a permanent collection of 20th-century art,
Jeffrey Bunch, 415-4902 Bill Mignon, Chairman (District 3), 547-7510 Brud Helhoski, Mayor, 460-8100 traveling exhibits and extensive educational facilities. There is
Arlene Filkoff, 583-8629 Bill Fehling, Vice Chairman (District 4), 547-7510 Edward George, 826-1431 also a museum shop and Café Nola. Currently on exhibit:
Eric Childers, 261-0116 Carla W. Wright, (District 5), 547-7510 Rich O’Brien, 814-2080 “Traditions Redefined: The Larry & Brenda Thompson
Andrea Samuels, Vice Mayor, 471-1686 Collection of African-American Art” through Aug. 29.
CITY MANAGER Michael Czymbor SHERIFF’S OFFICE Sheriff David B. Shoar Admission is free for children 2 and younger and free for all
204 Ash St., 277-7305 4015 Lewis Speedway, 824-8304 CITY MANAGER from 5-9 p.m. on Wed. Open Tue.-Sun.
Max Royle, 471-2122
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY
DEPUTY CITY CLERK 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, 396-6674, themosh.org
STUFF WE LOVE Sharon Widdifield, 471-2122 Located on the Southbank of the St. Johns River, MOSH
includes educational exhibits and interactive displays. The
Green Cove Springs POLICE CHIEF Richard L. Hedges Bryan Gooding Planetarium (396-7062) offers laser shows.
City Pool 2300 A1A S., 471-3600
This spring-fed swimming pool is
always 78 degrees, contains no CODE ENFORCEMENT Terry Magargle, 471-8758
chlorine, costs just $2 to use and is STUFF WE LOVE
always refreshed with water, which
pauses in the pool before flowing HOSPITALS Breaking Bad
out into the St. Johns River, at a Jumping off Fishweir Creek bridge on St.
rate of 3,000 gallons per minute. BAPTIST HEALTH OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA Johns Avenue in Avondale is a right of
The only downside is the smell of Medical Center Downtown, 8000 Prudential Drive, passage in some circles. But if you jump,
the water, which originates in one Jacksonville, 202-2000 beware: Local youths have been known to
of a dozen of the state’s sulfur Medical Center Beaches, 1350 13th Ave. S., Jacksonville break bones after jumping too close to
water springs. But look at it this Beach, 247-2900 shore and landing on submerged debris. If
way: Folks used to travel hundreds Medical Center Nassau, 1250 S. 18th St., Fernandina Beach, you must jump, jump at the middle. And
of miles for what they believed 321-3500 don’t forget to wash afterwards. There’s
were the spring’s medicinal effects. Medical Center South, 14550 Old St. Augustine Road, more in Fishweir Creek than just debris.
Currently on exhibit: “Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition” THE JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
through Sept. 12. Open daily. Admission is free for children CHORUS Jacoby Symphony Hall, T-U Center, 300 W. Water
2 and younger. St., Ste. 200, Jacksonville, 354-5479. jaxsymphonychorus.org
For 26 years, JSOC has been performing with the JSO in
productions both classical and pop. Membership is made up
Dance Companies of volunteers, including professional and amateur musicians.
JACKSONVILLE BALLET THEATRE THE ORANGE PARK CHORALE 2108 Park Ave., Orange
10131 Atlantic Blvd. (in the Boleros building), Jacksonville, Park, orangeparkchorale.com. This 30-member community
727-7515 chorale performs four to 14 concerts annually. Membership
Dulce Anaya is artistic director of this semi-professional, by audition. Contact |Dr. Carole Clifford for audition
community-based company and school. information at info@ orangeparkchorale.com.
THE FLORIDA BALLET RITZ CHAMBER PLAYERS Jacoby Symphony Hall, T-U
300 E. State St., Jacksonville, 353-7518, floridaballet.org Center, 300 W. Water St., Ste. 200, Jacksonville, 472-4270,
Jacksonville’s first and only professional dance company ritzchamberplayers.org. This African-American chamber music
performs at The Florida Theatre, and features special ensemble performs several local and national concerts a year.
performances for young audiences.
ST. JOHNS RIVER CITY BAND 841 Prudential Drive,
Ste. 150, Jacksonville, 390-1999. Celebrating 25 years, the ART GALLERIES OF ST. AUGUSTINE, AGOSA
“official band of Jacksonville” performs free concerts of jazz 131 King St., St. Augustine, 829-0065, 824-2310, staaa.org
and other American music around the city, as well as A diverse group of more than 20 galleries, AGOSA hosts First
sponsors the High School All Star Jazz Band. Fridays art walk. Complementary Red Train transportation is
available at participating galleries.
FIRST COAST CHORUS P.O. Box 37583, Jacksonville, FL
32236, 778-1592, firstcoastchorus.org. A diverse group of BEACHES FINE ARTS SERIES 416 12th Ave. N.,
members sings for the community. Rehearsals are held at 7 Jacksonville Beach, 270-1771, beachesfinearts.org
p.m. every Mon. night in the fellowship hall at Riverside The organization brings international music and dance to the
Baptist Church, 2650 Park St., Jacksonville. area in eight free performances annually, held in St. Paul’s by
The Sea Episcopal Church. After each performance, a local
JACKSONVILLE COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND artist’s work is exhibited during a reception. Fundraisers
388-1192. Members of this band include high school and include three sprint triathlons.
college students, and adults performing Broadway, pop,
marches and spirituals. CULTURAL CENTER AT PONTE VEDRA BEACH
50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, 280-0614, ccpvb.org
JACKSONVILLE MASTERWORKS CHORALE The Cultural Center offers workshops, lectures, films,
jmcsings.org. This adult community chorus, directed by Dr. performances, exhibits and theatrical presentations.
Mark Stallings, performs classical and other choral literature
with and without an orchestra. CULTURAL COUNCIL OF GREATER JACKSONVILLE
300 W. Water St., Ste. 201, Jacksonville, 358-3600
JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA culturalcouncil.org. The Cultural Council promotes
300 W. Water St., Ste. 200, Jacksonville, 354-5547, 354- awareness of cultural activities and provides funding and
9238, jaxsymphony.org. The Jacksonville Symphony technical assistance to its affiliates, and administers the
Orchestra’s season opens with “Barber and Bolero” on Sept. city’s “Art in Public Places” program.
23, 24 and 25, followed by “The Pirates of Penzance” on
Oct. 1, 2 and 3. Most JSO performances are held in Jacoby ISLAND ART ASSOCIATION 18 N. Second St.,
Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Fernandina Beach, 261-7020, islandart.org
Arts. The Youth Orchestra enrolls more than 200 students, The Island Art Association sponsors the arts-and-crafts
from elementary school through early college, in six portion of the annual Shrimp Festival, offers scholarships and
ensemble levels. hosts monthly meetings with demonstrations.
JACKSONVILLE GAY CHORUS 24 Market St., JACKSONVILLE JEWISH CENTER 3662 Crown Point
Jacksonville, 356-2347, email@example.com. A nonprofit Road, Jacksonville, 292-1000, jaxjewishcenter.com. The
organization, GALA (Gay and Lesbian Association of choruses) Jacksonville Jewish Center is a conservative synagogue
mixed-voice chorus has been performing for more than 16 offering youth education and full synagogue activities:
years in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities and is religious, educational and social.
available to promote diversity and education through music.
JACKSONVILLE WATERCOLOR SOCIETY
JACKSONVILLE HARMONY SHOW CHORUS jacksonvillewatercolorsociety.org. A group of 200 artists from
P.O. Box 24464, Jacksonville FL 32217, 350-1609, the Jacksonville metro area meets monthly for the promotion
jaxharmony.com. A chapter of Sweet Adelines of transparent watercolor. Open to the public. There are at
International, this women’s chorus rehearses at 7 p.m. least two juried shows per year and workshops are available.
every Tue. at San Jose Church of Christ, 6233 San Jose
Blvd., Jacksonville. The chorus performs four-part a JEWISH COMMUNITY ALLIANCE 8505 San Jose
cappella barbershop pieces. Blvd., Jacksonville, 730-2100, jcajax.org. JCA provides
STUFF WE LOVE
J’ville’s Signature Drink
The Redneck Fizz, at Dos Gatos
on East Forsyth Street
downtown, also known as
“sangria for the country boy in
you.” This concoction is a
perfect admixture of Jim Beam
bourbon, fresh lemon, orange
bitters and red wine. Sez Dos
Gatos, “That’ll put a little mud
on yer tires.”
STUFF WE LOVE
Grogging through History
If you’re looking to dazzle — or scare the hell out of — out-of-town guests, take ’em for a mug
of grog at the Taberna de Gallo in St. Augustine. Located in the Colonial Spanish Quarter
(with an entrance on St. George Street), this authentic lantern-lit bar is filled with re-enactors
in full period garb singing sea shanties — and getting really hammered. (Look for the table
groove where the song’s leader bangs his mallet.) Open Thursday through Sunday evenings,
with bilge songs performed Friday or Saturday.
physical, recreational, educational, social and cultural THE LIMELIGHT THEATRE 11 Old Mission Ave., St.
opportunities in one location. Augustine, 825-1164 or 1-866-682-6400, limelight-
theatre.org. St. Augustine’s only live, professional, year-round
RIVERSIDE FINE ARTS ASSOCIATION 1100 Stockton theater. Upcoming shows include “The Crucible,” “Gypsy” and
St., Riverside, 389-6222, riversidefinearts.org “Dead Man’s Cell Phone.”
The Riverside Fine Arts Association presents a series of
concerts featuring international chamber and vocal MURRAY HILL THEATRE 932 S. Edgewood Ave.,
ensembles in the historic Church of the Good Shepherd. Jacksonville, 388-7807, 388-3179, murrayhilltheatre.com
An old movie theater transformed into a live concert venue
ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION 22 Marine St., features faith-based punk and pop bands. Upcoming acts
St. Augustine, 824-2310, staaa.org. include Rejoice the Awakening and Convalesce. Round One
Founded in 1924 to support the arts in St. Johns County, the of the King of the Hill Battle of the Bands continues on July
association exhibits work by local artists in the 5,000 square 24, Aug. 21 and Sept. 18.
foot gallery featuring monthly shows. Workshops, lectures
and children’s art camps are offered. ORANGE PARK COMMUNITY THEATRE
2900 Moody Ave., Orange Park, 276-2599, opct.org
The only live theater in Clay County, OPCT provides comedy,
COMMUNITY THEATERS drama and musical entertainment. The 41st anniversary
season features “Heartbeats” and “Willy Wonka.”
ALHAMBRA THEATRE & DINING 12000 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville, 641-1212 or 1-800-688-7469, PLAYERS BY-THE-SEA
alhambrajax.com. Newly renovated and featuring a new 106 N. Sixth St., Jacksonville Beach, 249-0289,
menu by Chef Michael Medure’s, this 43-year-old venue playersbythesea.org. Founded in 1966, PBTS is a volunteer
offers buffet dining and Broadway shows in a 394-seat community theater that includes a black box where local
theater. Upcoming productions include “Amorous Crossing” original plays are staged. The season’s upcoming productions
and “The Wedding Singer.” Matinees for schoolchildren include “Parade” and “The Full Monty.”
include “Cinderella” and “The King and I.”
RIVER CITY PLAYHOUSE 2642 Rosselle St., Ste. 2,
AMELIA COMMUNITY THEATRE 209 Cedar St., Jacksonville, 388-8830. Now in its 31st year, this not-for-profit
Fernandina Beach, 261-6749, ameliacommunitytheatre.org professional theater company specializes in arts education.
An all-volunteer community theater, ACT presents a handful
of mainstage plays per year, including upcoming shows “The THEATRE JACKSONVILLE 2032 San Marco Blvd.,
Odd Couple” and “The Pirates of Penzance.” Jacksonville, 396-4425, theatrejax.com
A volunteer-based theater for children and adults founded in
ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE 1919, Theatre Jax is the oldest continually producing
716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 249-7177, community theater in Florida. Upcoming productions for TJ’s
abettheatre.com. ABET performs classics and pieces by new 91st season includes “Romeo and Juliet,” “A Vampire
playwrights. Upcoming productions, held in Adele Grage Reflects” and “Inherit the Wind.”
Cultural Center in Atlantic Beach, include “The 25th Annual
Putnam County Spelling Bee,” “Little Women” and “Tale of THEATREWORKS INC. 630 May St., Jacksonville,
the Allergist’s Wife.” 353-3500 or 1-877-986-2700, theatreworksjax.com
A nonprofit organization, TheatreWorks offers live educational
A CLASSIC THEATRE, INC. 67 Lighthouse Ave., St. theater at area theater facilities for young audiences and
Augustine, 829-5807. A nonprofit company dedicated to their families. Upcoming shows include “The Ugly Duckling”
producing classic, historic and new plays performs in The and “The Hundred Dresses.”
Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. The
new season starts in September.
FERNANDINA LITTLE THEATRE 1014 Beech St.,
Fernandina Beach. Reservations 277-2202, office 321- Clay County
1595, ameliaflt.org. Celebrating its 19th season, Fernandina
Little Theatre offers three to five productions a year in an BLACK HERITAGE MUSEUM 4427 Longmire Ave.,
intimate, black-box style community setting. Middleburg, 282-4168. Housed in a one-room schoolhouse
dating from the late 1800s, the assembled collection
offers a glimpse of black culture before the turn of the STUFF WE LOVE
century. Tours by appointment only.
Great Sunset Spot
CAMP BLANDING MUSEUM & MEMORIAL PARK No need to head to the Gulf Coast for a
5629 S.R. 16 W., at Kingsley Lake, Starke, 533-3100 ext. classic sundown. In Jacksonville Beach,
3196, campblanding-museum.org bike west from Penman Road down
Designated a World War II Commemorative Community, the Second Avenue North until you run into
museum is housed in refurbished barracks, with exhibits the Intracoastal. Nearing sunset, the
detailing the story of Camp Blanding and the infantry marina employees have left, and a grassy
divisions who trained there. Open noon-4 p.m. Tue.-Sun. knoll and spectacular vista await.
CLAY COUNTY HISTORICAL & RAILROAD
MUSEUM 915 Walnut St., Green Cove Springs, 284-9644
Located in historic Green Cove Springs, the museum JACKSONVILLE HISTORICAL CENTER 1015 Museum
highlights railroad history in Clay County. The collection Circle, Unit 1, Jacksonville, 398-4301, jaxhistory.com
includes a hand-car house, baggage room and This museum features films and exhibits on local history
agent’s office. from Native- American culture to the influence and impact of
the U.S. Navy on the area.
Duval County JACKSONVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY 317 A. Philip
Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, 665-0064, jaxhistory.com
BEACHES MUSEUM & HISTORY CENTER 312 Founded in 1929 and headquartered in the 1888 Old St.
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, 241-5657, bm-hc.com Andrews Episcopal Church, the Jacksonville Historical Society
Home to Beaches Area Historical Society, the center preserves the heritage of Northeast Florida by maintaining
chronicles Northeast Florida history from pre-Columbian times archives, operating the Jacksonville Historical Center and
to present day. A 28-ton steam locomotive is also featured. promoting the restoration of historic buildings. Meetings are
The skateboard exhibit “Dropping In” runs through Aug. 28. held quarterly.
Museum hours are from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tue.-Sat.
JACKSONVILLE MARITIME MUSEUM
BRYAN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN HISTORY 1015 Museum Circle, Unit 2, Jacksonville,
4304 Herschel St., Jacksonville, 388-3574, 398-9011 jaxmaritimemuseum.org
museumofsouthernhistory.com Scale-model ships, paintings and photographs that relate to
Artifacts relating to the history and culture of the Antebellum the maritime history of the St. Johns River and the port of
South are displayed. A research library with 3,000 volumes Jacksonville, including a 16-foot model of the aircraft carrier
offers genealogical research assistance. Open from 10 a.m.- USS Saratoga. Hours are 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 1-
4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun.
BLACK HERITAGE TRAIL, JACKSONVILLE 550 Water KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY MUSEUM
St., Ste. 10000, Jacksonville, 798-9100, jaxcvb.com 101 W. First St., Jacksonville, 356-2992
The trail includes nine sites in Nassau, Duval and St. Johns The museum exhibits one of the world’s largest private
counties: American Beach, Catherine Street Fire Station, holdings of original documents relating to history, literature,
Kingsley Plantation, Masonic Temple, Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, music and science. Current exhibit, The Slave Trade, includes
Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, Edward Waters College, wrist shackles and a page from Alex Haley’s “Roots”
Olustee Battlefield and Edwin Stanton School. Advance notice manuscript. Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tue.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-4
is required for group tours. p.m. on Sat.
FORT CAROLINE NATIONAL MEMORIAL 12713 Ft. KINGSLEY PLANTATION
Caroline Road, Jacksonville, 641-7155, nps.gov/foca Off A1A, half-mile north of Mayport Ferry Landing, Ft. George
Settled by the French Huguenots in 1564, Fort Caroline is Island, 251-3537, nps.gov/timu/historyculture/kp.htm
the site of the first Protestant colony in America. Along with A national park located within the Timucuan Ecological and
exhibits and artifacts on the area’s first inhabitants, the Historic Preserve, Kingsley Plantation is the oldest remaining
Timucuan Native Americans, there is a replica of the original plantation house in Florida, complete with ruins of slave
fort. Hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. quarters. Open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
JACKSONVILLE FIRE MUSEUM 1406 Gator Bowl MANDARIN MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Blvd., Jacksonville, 630-0618, jacksonvillefiremuseum.com 11964 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville, 268-0784,
Housed in an original fire station built in 1902, this museum mandarinmuseum.net
displays more than 500 items regarding Jacksonville’s Located on the St. Johns River in historic Walter Jones
firefighting history. Open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Memorial Park, the museum displays articles regarding
Fernandina Beach’s charming historic district is centered, appropriately enough, along Centre Street,
a walkable stretch of restaurants, boutiques and enough charm to sink a pirate ship.
Harriet Beecher Stowe’s life in Mandarin. Tours by BLACK CREEK RAVINES 5645 Green Road,
appointment. Open 1 p.m.-3 p.m. every first and third Sun. Located near the Museum of Science and History, Friendship (386) 329-4404, sjrwmd.com
each month. Free admission. Fountain was designed by architect Taylor Hardwick and opened This 973-acre regional park along the south bank of Black
in 1965. The adjacent 1-mile wood-plank Southbank Riverwalk Creek is a resource-based park for horseback riding, hiking,
RHODA L. MARTIN CULTURAL HERITAGE CENTER offers an unhindered view of the St. Johns River. fishing, boating and canoeing on Black Creek.
376 Fourth Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach, 241-6923,
rhodalmartin.org. Rhoda Martin founded the first school for CARL PUGH PARK 317 S. West St., Green Cove Springs,
African Americans in Jacksonville Beach in 1924, and this 529-7800, claycountygov.com. This county-owned facility,
center is located in the 1939 building at that school. Hours located along Idlewild Avenue (behind the Health
are 12:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., and 1 a.m.-3 p.m. Department), features Little League fields and tennis courts.
on Sat. The center is closed the first week of every month.
DOCTORS LAKE PARK Corner of White Owl Lane and
RIBAULT MONUMENT Fort Caroline Road (half-mile east Lakeshore Drive N., Fleming Island. Provides a picnic area
of Ft. Caroline National Memorial), 641-7155, nps.gov/foca with a covered pavilion and a 320-foot fishing pier. This one-
Jean Ribault placed this replica of a stone column at the acre passive park provides access to Doctors Lake for
mouth of the St. Johns River in 1562 to commemorate the fishing, small boats and canoes.
first landing of Protestants and Huguenots on American soil.
EAGLE HARBOR SOCCER COMPLEX 4387 Lakeshore
RITZ THEATRE & LAVILLA MUSEUM 829 N. Davis Drive, Fleming Island, 278-1182, claycountygov.com
St., Jacksonville, 632-5555, ritzlavilla.org This 28-plus-acre park offers 12 soccer fields, a pavilion
The Ritz is a cultural arts theater and museum that with a picnic area and a playground.
houses a permanent history exhibit of the LaVilla African-
American community of Jacksonville featuring a traveling FOUR SILO PARK 1657 Farm Way, off C.R. 220
exhibit area, a 400-seat theater and regular Amateur Volleyball courts, two tennis courts, a basketball court,
Night performances. softball field, playground and pavilions with picnic tables
RIVERSIDE AVONDALE PRESERVATION (RAP)
2623 Herschel St., Jacksonville, 389-2449, riverside- AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY features decorative arts and large collections of everything FOXMEADOW RECREATIONAL PARK 1155
avondale.com 233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7378, from china to seashells. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Foxmeadow Trail. Off Old Jennings Road in the northern
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the ameliamuseum.org section of the county, this 19-plus-acre park offers a
neighborhoods of Riverside and Avondale offer a rich Housed in the old Nassau County jail, the museum offers OLDEST HOUSE 14 St. Francis St., St. Augustine, large covered pavilion, a basketball court, an all-purpose
architectural history from the late 1800s through the 1920s. guided tours highlighting Amelia Island’s Eight Flags history. 824-2872. One of Northeast Florida’s oldest colonial ball field, two tennis courts, horse-riding trails and an
Information for self-guided tours is available at RAP office. Museum hours are Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 1- structures and a National Historic Landmark, the equipped playground.
4 p.m. on Sun. Tours include walking and ghost tours of the González-Alvarez House offers a record of life in St.
MAYPORT FERRY 4610 Ocean St., S.R. A1A, 241-9969, historic district and a holiday luminary tour. Augustine. Open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with guided MIKE ROESS GOLD HEAD BRANCH STATE PARK
stjohnsriverferry.com. For more than 60 years, the Mayport tours every half-hour. 6239 S.R. 21, Keystone Heights, (352) 473-4701
Ferry has connected the village of Mayport to Ft. George Island, HISTORIC DOWNTOWN FERNANDINA/ A 2,000-plus-acre park with camping, picnicking, swimming,
northern Duval County and points beyond. The daily ferry AMELIA ISLAND Listed on the National Register of ST. AUGUSTINE HISTORIC DISTRICT fishing, nature trails, canoeing and lakefront cabins.
service provides an eight-minute cruise across the river. The fee Historic Places, this 50-block historical area surrounds the St. Augustine boasts 144 blocks of historic structures, many
is $1 for bicycles/pedestrians, $3 for motorcycles, $5 per car. main thoroughfare of Centre Street, an area rich in Victorian listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This CAMP BLANDING WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA
architecture with tree-lined streets, boutiques, galleries includes 11 pedestrian-only blocks centered around St. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, (386)
and restaurants. George Street, which are filled with shops, restaurants and 758-0525, floridaconservation.org. This 56,197-acre
historic landmarks. resource based park, located across from Gold Head Branch
STUFF WE LOVE FORT CLINCH STATE PARK State Park, offers hunting, fishing, swimming and picnicking.
2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, 277-7274, ST. AUGUSTINE LIGHTHOUSE AND MUSEUM
Straight-razor shaves and $8 haircuts aren’t floridastateparks.org/fortclinch 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine, 829-0745, GREENWOOD PARK 245 Evergreen Ave. off Knight Boxx
history. You just have to go to a historical This Florida State Park includes a restored Civil War fort, staugustinelighthouse.com Road, Doctors Inlet/Ridgewood. Greenwood has a basketball
area to find them. Both are on the menu of rangers in period dress and a visitor’s center. Tours take visitors 219 steps to the top of the lighthouse. An court, playground equipment, covered pavilions and picnic
services at Jim Newman’s Family Style 18th-century British cannon is also on display. The museum areas with grills.
Barber Shop on Edgewood Avenue in is located inside the lightkeeper’s house.
historic Murray Hill. St. Johns County VERA FRANCIS HALL PARK West end of ML King Jr.
COLONIAL SPANISH QUARTER MUSEUM Blvd., Green Cove Springs, greencovesprings.com
BRIDGE OF LIONS thebridgeoflions.org 29 St. George St., St. Augustine, 825-6830, Features basketball courts, a volleyball area, a fitness center,
With reconstruction finally finished, this 1920s bridge across historicstaugustine.com/csq/history.html nature trails, toddler playground equipment, restrooms and
SAN MARCO PRESERVATION SOCIETY 1652 the Matanzas is back in service, and draws on the half-hour A living-history museum depicting life in colonial St. picnic facilities, a nature interpretive center, canoe landing,
Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, 396-4734, smpsjax.com for boat traffic. Augustine. Self-guided tours are available. an amphitheatre and horseshoe courts.
Located in a 19th-century church, the society’s interest is in
restoration, maintenance and improvement in the San Marco CASTILLO DE SAN MARCOS 1 S. Castillo Drive, St. HUNTER-DOUGLAS PARK 4427 Longmire Road,
area. Hosted events include the Dog Days of Summer and Augustine, 829-6506, nps.gov/casa. A national monument PARKS Middleburg. This 10-acre park serves Middleburg, Penney
the Remote Control Boat Regatta. overlooking the bayfront, this coquina fort was completed by Farms and Clay Hill and includes a pavilion with picnic areas,
the Spanish in 1695 and was used to protect the settlement Clay County a softball field, basketball court, tennis court, playground and
SPRINGFIELD PRESERVATION AND of St. Augustine. large meeting room.
REVITALIZATION COUNCIL 1321 N. Main St., AUGUSTA SAVAGE FRIENDSHIP PARK Corner of
Jacksonville, 353-7727, sparcouncil.org. The council was FLAGLER COLLEGE Walburg Avenue and Pine Avenue, Green Cove Springs, JENNINGS STATE FOREST 1337 Longhorn Road,
founded in 1975 to help preserve the largest historic district in 74 King Street, St. Augustine, 829-6481, flagler.edu 529-2200, claycountygov.com. A park designed for use by Division of Forestry, 291-5530, floridaconservation.org
Florida, with 2,800 structures within its boundaries. Meetings This private college was once a hotel built by railroad preschool children. Located in both Clay and Duval counties, Jennings features
are held on the third Thur. each month at the Klutho building. magnate Henry Flagler in the late 1800s. Guided tours of this 23,995 acres and is open during daylight hours for
example of Spanish Renaissance architecture are available. BLACK CREEK PARK AND TRAIL This site offers 15 swimming, hiking, bicycling, canoeing and horseback riding.
TIMUCUAN NATIONAL PRESERVE 12713 Fort acres serving Green Cove Springs and Fleming Island. It’s the Closed to recreational activities during hunting season.
Caroline Road, Jacksonville, 641-7155, nps.gov/timu FORT MATANZAS NATIONAL MONUMENT staging area for the bicycle/pedestrian trail that runs along
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve is a 46,000-acre 8635 A1A S., St. Augustine, 471-0116, nps.gov/foma U.S. 17 between Green Cove and Orange Park. LITTLE RAIN LAKE PARK Little Rain Lake Road off S.R.
ecological and historic preserve that includes Fort Caroline, This coquina watchtower was built by the Spanish in the 21, Keystone Heights, 473-4400, claycountygov.com
Cedar Point and Kingsley Plantation. Miles of nature trails, a 1740s. Located on Matanzas Inlet, the monument is BAYARD POINT CONSERVATION AREA This 34-acre park offers 2 football fields, baseball fields, a
boat dock and picnic areas are featured, as well as local reachable only by boat. Free tours are available from 9 a.m.- (386) 329-4404, sjrwmd.com. Located off S.R. 16 on the St. basketball court, tennis courts and an equipped playground.
Florida history. Presentations are at 1 and 3 p.m. on Sat. 5:30 p.m. daily. Johns River, this resource-based park has 9,615 acres for The site includes restrooms, covered pavilions with picnic
hiking, fishing, picnicking and horseback riding. areas and a paved parking area.
GOVERNMENT HOUSE MUSEUM 48 King St.,
Nassau County St. Augustine, 825-5079.
AMELIA ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Parks and Recreation St. Augustine’s history is presented from early settlements STUFF WE LOVE
Department, 277-7305. Still in use, and now open for tours, through the European era into Flagler’s Golden Age. Hours
the Lighthouse was first lit in 1820 on Cumberland Island, are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. A Bridge with a Passing Lane
and moved to its present location in 1838, marking the Sure, it sounds insane and kinda dangerous and definitely anachronistic, but you can still fly
entrance to the St. Marys River. Tours are at 10 a.m. on the LIGHTNER MUSEUM 75 King St., St. Augustine, 824- past pokey motorists at speeds approaching 50 mph on the Crescent Beach Bridge (C.R. 206)
first and third Wed. of each month. Meet at the Parks & 2874, lightnermuseum.org. Located in the historic Alcazar — assuming the drawbridge isn’t raised, that is.
Recreation building, 2500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. Hotel, an 1888 National Register building, the museum
MAIN STREET PARK 3788 Main Street Boat Ramp,
Middleburg. A five-acre park with boardwalk and fishing AVONDALE
piers, pavilions and playground equipment, located on the
North Fork of Black Creek. FISHWEIR PARK Yukon Street off Park Street
Fishweir features a massive playground, a baseball diamond,
OMEGA PARK 4317 C.R. 218, one mile west of S.R. 21, basketball courts, all-purpose fields, a water feature and a
Middleburg/Clay Hill, 282-9847 claycountygov.com wetlands preservation project.
This 16-acre park offers baseball fields, a large concession
facility and allows for league and tournament competition. WILLOWBRANCH PARK Park Street next to the Willow
Omega serves the Doctors Inlet, Penney Farms and Branch Library
Middleburg areas. The spacious park features playground equipment, a walking
trail a pine and oak canopy, and an open, all-purpose field.
O.P. SKATE PARK1006 Fromhart St., Orange Park,
625-6260. A free skate park for skaters of all ages and
abilities. Helmet and notarized waiver required. Open daily. BEACHES
Skateboards and in-line skates are permitted.
BULL MEMORIAL PARK 716 Ocean Blvd.,
RONNIE VAN ZANT PARK & PLAYGROUND Atlantic Beach
C.R. 739B, 2760 Sandridge Road, Penney Farms/Lake Across from of the Adele Grage Cultural Center, Bull Park
Asbury, 269-6378. This 85-acre park offers an equipped offers tennis court, full playground, picnic area, amphitheater
playground, covered pavilions with picnic areas, softball and area and restrooms.
soccer fields, tennis courts, a fishing pond with four fishing
piers and nature trails. CRADLE CREEK PRESERVE South 15th Street and
Fairway Lane, Jacksonville Beach
This new 42-acre park along the Intracoastal Waterway plans
Duval County to have a system of nature trails and elevated boardwalks
With more than 375 parks, developed and undeveloped, with observation platforms.
Duval County has something for everyone. Parks are located
in Jacksonville unless otherwise noted. DAVID WAYNE PACK PARK
4871 Ocean St., Mayport Village
This community park offers basketball courts, grills, picnic
ARLINGTON shelters and playground equipment.
ARLINGTON LIONS CLUB PARK 4322-1 Richard DONNER PARK 2072 George St., Atlantic Beach
Gatlin Road. The 31-acre park offers a boat ramp and dock, More than five acres of parkland include a community center,
fishing areas, nature trails and boardwalk, picnic shelters, two lighted basketball courts, picnic grills and shelters, youth
playground equipment, grills and restrooms. baseball/softball field and playground.
BLUE CYPRESS PARK 4012 University Blvd. N. DUTTON ISLAND PARK AND PRESERVE
A nine-hole golf course, tennis courts, soccer fields, 2001 Dutton Drive, Atlantic Beach
community center, picnic shelters, restrooms, docks, The largest Atlantic Beach park, Dutton Island offers canoe
swimming, hiking and fishing are available. and kayak launches, fishing areas, picnic shelters,
playground equipment, nature trails and wildlife observation.
BRUCE PARK 6549 Arlington Road.
Lighted softball/baseball fields, tennis and basketball courts, HUGUENOT TENNIS FACILITY AND PARK
volleyball courts, playground equipment, picnic areas, 218 16th Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach
shelters and restrooms are available. Located on A1A, this park includes a three-acre stocked lake
with fishing pier and boardwalk, basketball courts, Huguenot
ED AUSTIN REGIONAL PARK 11751 McCormick Road Tennis Facility and playground equipment.
Covering 140 acres, Austin Park has basketball courts,
baseball, softball and soccer fields, a community center, JACK RUSSELL PARK
grills, restrooms and hiking, as well as an 18-hole flying-disc 800 Seminole Road, Atlantic Beach
golf course. Jack Russell features a picnic pavilion with grills, baseball
and soccer fields, tennis courts and racquetball courts,
LEONARD ABESS PARK 12743 Leonard Abess Blvd. basketball and volleyball courts, playground and restrooms.
Softball, football and soccer fields, basketball and tennis
courts, playground equipment, grills, hiking trails and JARBOE PARK
restroom facilities are available. Third Street and Florida Boulevard, Neptune Beach
Tennis courts, baseball field, volleyball court, jogging trail,
LONNIE WURN BOAT RAMP 4131 Ferber Road playground equipment and picnic areas.
Boating docks and ramp, fishing areas, picnic shelters,
playground equipment and restrooms are available. KATHRYN ABBEY HANNA PARK
500 Wonderwood Road, Mayport, 249-4700
TREE HILL NATURE CENTER 7152 Lone Star Road. The The 447-acre oceanfront park offers a 1.5-mile beach and
50-acre facility offers a visitor’s center, picnic tables, woods with nature and off-road biking trails, 293 campsites,
freshwater streams, gardens, nature trails, an amphitheatre laundry and shower facilities, picnic areas with grills, 60
and exhibits. acres of fresh-water lakes and a children’s water park.
STUFF WE LOVE First Street South between Fifth and Sixth Avenues South
Picnic shelters, sand volleyball court, playground, educational
Atkinson Shoe Repair kiosk system and dune walkovers.
This family-owned business (1245 S. Third
St., Jacksonville Beach) has served the PAWS DOG PARK Penman Road, across from
Beaches since 1969, and offers four Wingate Park. This off-leash park is for dogs and their owners.
generations of experience in shoe repair.
The smell of cigarette smoke and leather at TIDEVIEWS PRESERVE One Begonia St., Atlantic Beach
times is so overpowering that one may The preserve consists of eight acres of passive parkland,
wonder if they had accidentally stumbled with a scenic view of the Intracoastal Waterway, hiking trails
into an Amy Winehouse Home Crafts and and boardwalks, canoe launch, fishing area and restrooms.
Bondage Workshop, but the wares are
perfectly safe, including a selection of WINGATE PARK
wallets, orthopedic products and various South Penman Road, Jacksonville Beach
leather items. Best of all, most of the staff is In addition to Paws Park dog facility, Wingate has 16 acres
in the Skynyrd cover band, Kymystry. with a softball field, football field, Tee-ball fields, baseball
fields and a picnic area.
DOWNTOWN The Beaches Organic Community Nassau County
Garden at Jarboe Park in Neptune
BUSTER FORD CHECKERBOARD PARK Beach offers everyone a chance to AMELIA ISLAND STATE PARK 12157 Heckscher Drive,
804 A. Philip Randolph Blvd. cultivate their green thumbs. For a 251-2320. More than 200 acres of undeveloped sea island
Picnic tables and benches and security lighting. $10 fee and three hours of volunteer with beaches, salt marshes and coastal maritime forests.
time each month, the garden provides Fish, hike, sunbathe, birdwatch and horseback ride.
CATHERINE HESTER MCNAIR PARK gardeners with a plot, water and a
551 W. 25th St. basic organic gardening education. CENTRAL PARK 2500 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach
The 16-acre park offers basketball and tennis courts, Central Park contains a tennis court, restroom, playground,
baseball fields, shuffleboard, picnic tables, playground basketball court and the Buccaneer field baseball/
equipment, a community center and restrooms. softball complex.
FLOSSIE BRUNSON EASTSIDE PARK 1050 Franklin St. EGAN’S CREEK PARK Amelia Island, near the Atlantic
Lighted baseball fields and basketball courts, tennis courts, Avenue Recreational Center. Playground equipment, hiking
picnic shelters, playground equipment, water features, and biking trails, baseball diamond.
restrooms and a community building.
FERNANDINA BEACH SKATE PARK 25 Tarpon St.,
EMMETT REED PARK 1093 W. Sixth St. Fernandina Beach. This park offers a variety of ramps and
Baseball fields, basketball and tennis courts, swimming obstacles for skateboarders, inline skaters and bicyclists.
pools, picnic tables, a community center, playground Open 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. unattended and 2:30 p.m. to dusk
equipment and restrooms are featured. attended, Mon.-Fri. Open 8 a.m.- noon unattended and noon
till dusk attended Sat. and Sun. Go to fbfl.us or to the Atlantic
JEFFERSON STREET PARK 1359 Jefferson St. Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach,
Jefferson offers basketball courts, baseball fields, grills, for required health waiver.
playground equipment and restrooms.
FORT CLINCH STATE PARK Northern end of Amelia Island
METROPOLITAN PARK 2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, 277-7274
4110 Gator Bowl Blvd., 630-0837 fields, swimming pool, playground equipment and a Lighted baseball, T-ball and youth ball fields, basketball Site of a restored Civil War fort. Park amenities include a
Located along the St. Johns River and home to many of community center are featured. courts, playground equipment and restrooms. visitor’s center, beaches, bathhouse buildings, guided nature
Jacksonville’s outdoor events, Metro Park is slated for major walks, campsites, mountain bike trails, ocean fishing pier,
redesign and improvements. The 23-acre park currently has CLANZEL T. BROWN PARK picnic areas, restrooms, concessions and a gift shop.
shelters, playground equipment, restrooms and docking 4575 Moncrief Road SOUTHSIDE
facilities. Softball field, lighted basketball and tennis courts, public MAIN BEACH PARK Corner of Atlantic and South Fletcher
pool, playground equipment, restrooms and a community ADOLPH WURN PARK 2115 Dean Road Two sand volleyball courts, a cabana, restrooms and
PANAMA PARK 6912 Buffalo Ave. building are found at this park. A basketball court, public pool, playground equipment and changing rooms, picnic tables, gazebos, a playground, a
Lighted baseball and softball fields, lighted basketball and restrooms are featured. skate park, a game room and concession stands are
tennis courts, playground equipment, picnic area and GEORGE CRADY BRIDGE FISHING PIER STATE available at Main Beach Park.
restrooms. PARK 12157 Heckscher Drive, 251-2320 BEACH & PEACH URBAN PARK 10013 Anders Blvd.
This mile-long, pedestrian-only fishing bridge spans Nassau This park has nearly 69 acres of undeveloped land, with a PECK RECREATION CENTER & PARK Elm Street,
ROBERT F. KENNEDY PARK 1133 Ionia St. Sound and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Primary pond for fishing and 1.25 miles of trails. corner of 10th and 11th streets, Fernandina Beach, 277-7350
Softball fields, lighted basketball courts and tennis court, access is on the north end through Amelia Island State Park. This 104-year-old former schoolhouse offers a gymnasium,
gymnasium, swimming, playground equipment, grills and CUBA HUNTER PARK 3620 Bedford Road weight room, outdoor field, volleyball and basketball courts
picnic tables, a community building and restrooms. HUGUENOT MEMORIAL PARK A skate park, football fields, hiking trails, playground and aerobics room. The center houses a computer lab, a
10980 Heckscher Drive, 251-3335 equipment, grills and picnic shelters. library, an auditorium and a reception room.
Nearly 295 acres of beachfront for surfing, sailboarding,
MANDARIN swimming, fishing, picnicking, volleyball, wildlife observation, 9A/BAYMEADOWS REGIONAL PARK PETER’S POINT Off South Fletcher Avenue
playgrounds, tent and RV camping. 8000 Baymeadows Road E. A county beach park with covered picnic areas, fishing,
ALBERTS FIELD 12073 Brady Road Situated between Baymeadows Road East and S.R. 9A , this restrooms and outdoor showers.
The park’s 16.3 acres include lighted softball and baseball JOHNNIE W. WALKER PARK 2500 W. 20th St. park has grills, a playground and soccer fields.
fields, lighted tennis courts, T-ball fields, picnic shelters, Baseball fields, basketball and tennis courts, swimming and YULEE BALL PARK 686 Goodbread Drive, Callahan,
grills, playground equipment and restrooms. water features, a community center and restrooms. SOUTHSIDE PARK 1541 Hendricks Ave. 225-9611. Playground, baseball, softball and football fields,
Youth ball, basketball and lighted tennis courts, playground tennis courts, picnic shelter, restrooms and a gymnasium
MANDARIN PARK 14780 Mandarin Road LITTLE TALBOT ISLAND STATE PARK equipment, picnic area and shelters. are featured.
Visitor’s center, tennis courts, hiking trails, fishing area, boat 12157 Heckscher Drive
ramps, shelters, playground equipment, picnic shelters, This beachfront park offers surfing, swimming, canoeing,
shuffleboard and restrooms. kayaking, camping, picnicking, hiking and fishing. WESTSIDE St. Johns County
WALTER JONES HISTORICAL PARK 11964 Mandarin ARGYLE FOREST PARK 8533 Acanthus Drive ALPINE GROVES PARK 2060 S.R. 13, St. Johns,
Road. A visitor’s center, picnic shelters, hiking trails, wildlife RIVERSIDE A lighted baseball field, two softball fields and four tennis between the St. Johns River and William Bartram Scenic &
observation, grills and restrooms are featured. courts, grills, playground equipment and restrooms. Historic Highway. Majestic canopy oaks, wildlife and birds are
BOONE PARK 3700 Park St. featured in the 54.5 acre park, also home to a historic farm-
Lighted tennis courts — including 14 clay — a walking trail, CRYSTAL SPRINGS ROAD PARK house and a shed, circa 1900, and a two-story structure that
NORTHSIDE picnic shelters, playground equipment and grills are featured. 9800 Crystal Springs Road housed curios collected by the former owner. Hiking trails, a
This 37-acre park offers baseball fields, tennis courts, river boardwalk, fishing and visitors’ center are also onsite.
BETHESDA PARK 10790 Key Haven Blvd., 764-5531 CRISWELL PARK 5372 Park St. handball courts, soccer fields, playground equipment,
A 20-acre lake stocked for fishing, canoeing, nature trail Lighted baseball, softball, T-ball and youth ball fields, exercise area and community center. ANASTASIA STATE RECREATION AREA
boardwalk, docks, a lodge, picnic facilities and fully equipped basketball courts, picnic tables and shelters, playground St. Augustine Beach, 1340 A1A S. at S.R. 3, 461-9322,
cabins for camping. equipment and restrooms. TILLY K. FOWLER REGIONAL PARK 7000 Roosevelt floridastateparks.org/anastasia. A bird sanctuary and natural
Boulevard, 573-2498. A 509-acre park features nature and preserve with coastal camping, swimming, sunbathing, surfing,
BIG TALBOT ISLAND STATE PARK 12157 Heckscher JOHN STOCKTON ELEMENTARY PARK hiking trails, off-road biking, wildlife watchtower, outdoor hiking, biking, sailboarding, canoeing, fishing and boating.
Drive, Ft. George, north of Little Talbot Island. Canoe launch 4827 Carlisle Road classroom and nature center, nature resource library,
spots and routes, fishing, boat ramps, beach area and hiking Lighted tennis and basketball courts, a softball field, soccer archery range, playground equipment, pavilions with grills FAVER-DYKES STATE PARK 100 Faver-Dykes Road, at
trails are found at this 1,709-acre oceanfront park. field, trails, picnic area and playground equipment. and restrooms. I-95 & U.S. 1, 794-0997. An aquatic preserve featuring a
BLACK HAMMOCK ISLAND PARK 15770 Sawpit Road MURRAY HILL PLAYGROUND
This 24.5-acre park has a community center, volleyball court, 4208 Kingsbury St.
baseball field, basketball court, grills, picnic tables, Lighted baseball fields and basketball courts, playground STUFF WE LOVE
playground and two tennis courts. equipment, water features, trails, grills, picnic tables and
restrooms. Waterfront Escapes
CARVILL PARK 1302 Carvill Ave. Softball and baseball The best of Old Florida in your own backyard: Outback Crab Shack on Six Mile Creek in St.
field, lighted basketball and tennis courts, a public pool, Johns County. A sprawling deck and 1,500-foot-long dock are complemented by buckets of
playground equipment and picnic shelters. SAN MARCO & SAN JOSE beer, live music and platters of food, piled high and served either fried or low-country boil
style. (For a somewhat more upscale alternative, head to Cap’s on the Water, in Vilano Beach,
CHARLES BOOBIE CLARK PARK 8793 Sibbald Road BEAUCLERC ELEMENTARY PARK which has a large, oak-shaded deck, a small beach and sunset views over the Intracoastal.)
Basketball and tennis courts, lighted baseball and football 4555 Craven Road
STUFF WE LOVE
The north end of Fort Clinch on Amelia Island features towering sand dunes and expansive
views of the Atlantic Ocean and Cumberland Island. Bonus: Not many people use it, so you
can pretty much have the place to yourself.
state canoe trail. More than 1,000 acres along Pellicer Creek THEODORE ROOSEVELT AREA 13165 Mt. Pleasant
for camping, fishing, picnics, birding, hiking and nature walks. Road, Jacksonville, 641-7155. Part of the Timucuan
Open 8 a.m.-sunset. Ecological and Historic Preserve, the area has four miles of
hiking trails over sand dunes and through maritime
FORT MOSE HISTORIC STATE PARK Fort Mose Trail, forests, as well as an observation tower overlooking a
off U.S. 1, St. Augustine, 823-2232. Birdwatching, a picnic pristine saltmarsh.
pavilion, a boardwalk and history tours. Open from 8 a.m. till
sundown daily. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA
4567 St. Johns Bluff Road S., Jacksonville, 620-1810. UNF
GUANA TOLOMATO MATANZAS NATIONAL features 5 miles of nature trails and boardwalks through a
ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE natural preserve. Some are wheelchair accessible. Trails are
505 Guana River Road, South Ponte Vedra Beach, 823- open daily, sunrise to sunset.
Located off A1A, Guana offers 73,352 acres of freshwater TILLY K. FOWLER REGIONAL PARK Timuquana &
and saltwater fishing, boating on the Guana and Tolomato Roosevelt Boulevard, Jacksonville. This 509-acre park offers
rivers, nature study, ocean swimming and surfing, birding, three miles of mixed hiking trails and two miles of off-road
picnicking, hiking and mountain biking. The Environmental biking trails. Trails run through sand hills, forest and swamp.
Education Center is open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Open 5 a.m.-9 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time.
SOLOMON CALHOUN COMMUNITY CENTER &
SWIMMING POOL 1300 Duval St., St. Augustine, CANOE & KAYAK SPOTS
209-0395. This new 24,000-square-foot community center No motorboat can recreate the intimacy between a kayaker
is located in the heart of West Augustine and includes a full- and the water. Here are a few perfect spots to enjoy the
size gymnasium, swimming pool and splash park. benefits of shallow-water exploring, with zero risk of
1595 Wildwood Drive, St. Augustine, 829-8807 Cumberland Island, launch from St. Marys Inlet.
This large regional park offers a picnic shelter, trails, tennis Fort George Inlet, launch from behind the Alimacani fish
and racquetball courts, volleyball court, skate park, dog camp or Huguenot Park.
park, lighted baseball and softball fields, multipurpose field Simpson’s Creek, launch from Fort George Inlet and paddling
and playground. to Nassau Sound.
Huguenot Park, launch from almost anywhere along the 450
acres of beachfront.
HIKING TRAILS Julington or Durbin creeks, launch from Mandarin Park.
Doctors Inlet/Lake, launch from Whitey’s Fish Camp and
BIG TALBOT ISLAND STATE PARK paddling Fish Eating Creek north or launch from one of the
S.R. A1A (Heckscher Drive), Ft. George Island, 251-2320 marinas along U.S. 17.
Located 20 miles east of downtown Jacksonville, this park Black Creek, launch from Jennings Forest or the city dock
offers five separate hiking trails on a sea island with diverse in Baldwin.
habitats, ideal for photography and birdwatching. St. Marys River, launch from Hidden River Ranch in St.
George, Ga., Stokes Bridge on S.R. 121.
BLACK CREEK PARK & TRAIL Green Cove Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research
Springs/Fleming Island, (386) 329-4404 Reserve, launch from the boat ramp or the dam.
This park is the staging area for a seven-mile Pellicer Creek near Marineland, launch from Faver-Dykes
pedestrian/bicycle trail that runs along U.S. 17 between State Park.
Green Cove Springs and Orange Park. Paved parking area, The Intracoastal Waterway is full of hidden water trails
covered pavilion and restrooms. through marsh flats, launch further south near Matanzas Inlet.
Experience the somewhat awkward exhilaration of kayak-
EGAN’S CREEK GREENWAY surfing, launch anywhere along the Atlantic Ocean.
2500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, 277-7350. Grass-
covered, mosquito-controlled roads along Egan’s Creek can
be used for walking or bicycling. The park is a favorite spot
for birdwatchers, is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and leashed dogs STUFF WE LOVE
FAVER-DYKES STATE PARK 15 miles south of St. The 1975 beachfront duplex known as The
Augustine at I-95 & U.S. 1, 794-0997. There are two . Dune House (1900 block of Beach Avenue,
5-mile hiking trails, several miles of land available for Atlantic Beach), was built by Jacksonville
hiking, and a dock for launching canoes and kayaks. architect William Morgan, who wanted his
buildings to appear to grow out of the
FLORIDA NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL 1-877-445-3352 Earth (he also built the Police
or 1-800-343-1882, floridatrail.org. More than 1,400 miles Administration Building in downtown
of continuous trail run from the Gulf Island National Seashore Jacksonville). This duplex, built into a
near Pensacola to the Big Cyprus National Preserve near dune, was photographed for Playboy as the
Miami and Naples. A portion of the Florida Trail can be found swingingest thing in bachelor pads.
in the southwestern quadrant of Clay County.
GUANA TOLOMATO MATANZAS RESERVE South
Ponte Vedra Beach on A1A, 823-4500. Hiking and biking is
available along more than nine miles of nature trails and old
service roads that wind through the interior of the reserve.
LITTLE TALBOT ISLAND STATE PARK
S.R. A1A (Heckscher Drive), Ft. George Island, 251-2320
Boasts a complete cross section of a barrier island. A four-
mile nature trail on a sea island with maritime forests, dunes
and salt marshes, located just south of Big Talbot Island.