Parks

Atlantic Beach Parks

The City of Atlantic Beach has ten active and passive parks for recreational enjoyment. In addition, the City has two miles of white sandy beaches with 14 ocean accesses and a two-mile paddle trail in the Dutton Island, Riverbranch and Tideview Preserves (400 acres of marshlands) on the intracoastal waterway.

Active Parks

These parks are primarily used for athletics or specialized recreation activities. Their facilities include baseball fields, softball fields, football fields, soccer fields, restrooms, parking, recreation buildings, basketball courts, tennis courts and play structures.

Passive Parks

These parks are primarily used for reflective activities. Typical activities include nature viewing, relaxing, hiking, birding, and fishing. Restrooms, parking and picnic areas are available.

To report a maintenance concern with a City park, please  contact the Public Works Department at 904-247-5834 OR use the form for, Requests and Comments.

For information about Recreational Permits or Special Events, please contact the Recreation and Special Events Department at 904-247-5828. View the Map of Atlantic Beach Parks.

Atlantic Beach Parks

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Bull Memorial Park

Named after Richard Bull. Located at 716 Ocean Blvd. A memorial rock honors the memory of Richard Bull, Robert B. David, Jack J. Ahern Jr and Solomon Sturdivant. An active park with the following amenities a tennis court, grill, playground, half basketball court, public restroom and an open play area. Bull Park is also home to Adele Grage Cultural Center.

The Adele Grage Cultural Center

716 Ocean Boulevard

Located in Bull Memorial Park, the Adele Grage Cultural Center consists of 2,500 square feet with a meeting/reception room (open for public reservation), a full-use kitchen, computers, a small theater, and the City of Atlantic Beach Recreation and Special Events offices. Contact 904-247-5828 for more information.


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Donner Park & Gail Baker Community Center

2072 George Street

Named after E.H. Donner. An active park located at 2072 George St. with the following  amenities: a baseball field, tennis/pickleball court, playground,  2 pavilions, 2 basketball courts, grills, and restrooms. Donner Park is also home to the Gail Baker Community Center.

Gail Baker Community Center has a large community room, a full kitchen (available for public reservation). The Center is home to the City's annual Fall Festival, Movies in the Park, Holiday Toy Party and has activities that include Homework Assistance/Tutoring, Senior Activities, flag football and more. For more information on activity dates or events contact LaTrenia Thomas at 904-247-5851.

Dutton Island Preserve

1600 Dutton Island Way

Located at 622 Dutton Island Road W. A passive park with the following amenities: 9,000 feet of nature trails, camping area, a fishing and viewing area, a canoe/kayak launch, pavilions, picnic area, and restrooms.

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 A marked canoe trail provides a sheltered paddle to Tideviews Park. Wheelchairs are available by calling 904-247-5828.

Reservations are required for camping, contact 904-247-5828 for reservations (must be 21 years or older to make reservations). Park hours: dawn to 1 hr. past sunset.

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Howell Park

810 Seminole Road

Named after former Mayor Billy Howell. Located at 401 Seminole Road. A passive park that has more than 2,000 feet of trails, a picnic area, and ponds.

Jordan Park

1671 Francis Avenue

Named after Rev. William Holsey Jordan. Located at 1671 Francis Ave. An active park with the following amenities: a community center, a playground, two basketball courts, two pavilion, grills, and restrooms.

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Jordan Park provides homework assistance and tutoring to all Atlantic Beach children after school.

Jordan Park is also home to the City’s annual Egg Hunt held the Saturday before Easter and The Beaches Habitat for Humanity Educational Assistance Program. For more information on activities and programs, call Dee Davis at 904-247-4038.

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Rose Park

1 Orchid Street (W. Plaza/Rose Street)

Located at 1 Orchid Street, at the intersection of W. Plaza and Rose Street.  An active park with the following amenities: a soccer field, playground, and dog park.

Jack Russell Park

800 Seminole Road and Plaza

Named after James L. Russell. One of the busiest parks, located at 800 Seminole Road. An active park with the following amenities: 6 tennis courts, 2 racquetball courts, a skate park, grills, 3 ball fields, a basketball court, a large pavilion, 3 picnic areas, 2 playgrounds, and a concession stand. The Oceanside Rotary Skate Park is also located at Russell Park.

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Russell Park is home to the Atlantic Beach Athletic Association, First Coast Soccer, and hosts the City's Annual Family Fun Day and Camp Out Under the Stars in October for area families.

The Atlantic Beach Athletic Association is home to the Atlantic Beach Little League Baseball, Softball and T-Ball leagues. Workshops and Clinics are also provided by the league. For more information on Spring or Fall sign-ups, call 904-434-8283, email: President@abbaseball.com  or visit the Atlantic Beach Baseball website.

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Tide Views Preserve

1 Begonia Street

Located at 1 Begonia St. A passive park with the following amenities: a scenic view of the Intracoastal Waterway, 2500 feet of nature trails, restrooms, canoe/kayak launch, a fishing area, and Sunset Pier.

Johansen Park

1300 Seminole Road,
West of Seminole Road, between Park Terrace West and Park Terrace East

Named after Preben Johansen. Located at 1300 Seminole Road. A passive park with a large tree canopy and benches. This park is home to Shakespeare in the Park, Arts in the Park and the Jazz Festival.

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