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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

Those parks primarily used for athletics or specialized recreation activities. Typical facilities include baseball fields, softball fields, football fields, soccer fields, rest rooms, parking, recreation building, basketball courts, tennis courts and play structures.

Passive Parks
Those parks that are primarily used for reflective activities. Typical activities include nature viewing, relaxing, hiking, birding, and fishing.  Rest rooms, parking and picnic areas are available. 

To report a concern with a City park or facility, please use this form -  Requests & Comments

 of Atlantic Beach Parks

  Atlantic Beach Parks

Bull Memorial Park

Located on the corner of 7th Street and East Coast Drive, the park includes the Adele Grage Cultural Center, a tennis court, an amphitheater area, a picnic area with grill, a tetherball court, a small basketball court, a large playground with sand covering, outdoor restroom, and an open green area for various field play.

The Adele Grage Cultural Center
716 Ocean Blvd.

Located in Bull Memorial Park, the Adele Grage Cultural Center consists of 2500 square feet with a meeting/reception room (open for public reservation), a full-use kitchen, computers, a small theater, and the Recreation and Special Events offices. The theater serves as the home to the Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre.  

The Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre (ABET) offers theatre performances from September to May throughout the year.  For tickets and information call (904) 249-7177 or visit the ABET website

Donner Park and Gail Baker Community Center
2072 George Street

Donner Park, located in the Marsh Oaks area at the corner of Church Street and George Street, consists of over 5 acres of parkland. Donner Park has a full basketball court, a softball field, tennis courts, a large sanded playground area, and the Gail Baker Community Center. This park is shaded by oak and pecan trees and is home to many of the City's community activities.

Gail Baker Community Center has a large community room, a full kitchen (available for public reservation). The Center has activities that include a 4-H Club, Basketball Leagues, Cheerleading, Homework Assistance/Tutoring, Senior Activities, GED Assistance, and much more. For more information on activity dates or events contact Dee Davis at 904-247-4038.

Dutton Island Preserve
1600 Dutton Island Way

The City’s largest park is located west of Mayport Road along the Intracoastal Waterway. Dutton Island is a passive park that consists of 9,000 linear feet of nature trails, a fishing and viewing pier, a canoe/kayak launch, picnic areas and pavilions, camping areas, and parking. A marked canoe trail provides a sheltered paddle to Tideviews Park. Wheelchairs are available by calling (904) 247-5834.
Reservations are required for camping.  Contact (904) 247-5828 for reservations.
Current park hours: 7:30 am - 8:30 pm (subject to change based on sunrise/sunset)

Howell Park
810 Seminole Road

Howell Park, located between Seminole Road and East Coast Drive, is a passive park that has 2500 ft of nature trails, fresh water streams and picnicking areas. Weddings, family gatherings and picnics are just a few of the many uses of this park.

Jordan Park
1671 Francis Avenue

Jordan Park, located at the corner of Francis Avenue and Jackson Road, is an active park that consists of 1.5 acres of parkland. Jordan Park consists of a large playground area, covered picnic pavilions, a basketball court and a community center.  Jordan Park Community Center consists of 2000 square foot of office and community space (available for rent).

Jordan Park provides sports programs geared toward Basketball and Flag Football. The center also 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. For more information on activities and programs, call Dee Davis at (904) 247-4038.

Rose Park
1 Orchid Street

Rose Park, located at the end of Orchid Street and West Plaza, is an active park that consists of a small playground area, swings, benches and a soccer field.

Jack Russell Park
800 Seminole Road & Plaza Blvd.

Russell Park, one of Atlantic Beach’s most frequently used parks, rests on 12 acres of parkland and consists of a large picnic pavilion (available by reservation), 6 tennis courts, 2 racquetball courts, 2 playground areas, 2 ballfields and soccer fields. The Oceanside Rotary Skate Park is also located at Russel Park. 

Russell Park is home to the Atlantic Beach Athletic Association, First Coast Soccer, Tennis clinics and lessons, and hosts Fun Day & Camp Out Under the Stars, an annual event in October for area families. The Annual Skateboard Bowl Bash contest is held in May each year. 

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) 249-2989 or visit

Tennis Lessons are offered in Atlantic Beach seasonally. Clinics are offered for youth, adult and senior classes. For more information call Brecht Catalan (904) 241-4625.
Tennis Courts 1 and 2 will be closed for construction from September 21 - November 15, 2014.  For updates or questions, please contact Public Works, 247-5834.

Tideviews Preserve
1 Begonia Street

Tideviews Preserve is located at the end of West 1st Street and Begonia Street, west of Mayport Road. Tideviews Preserve consists of 8 acres of passive parkland. Tideviews offers a scenic view of the Intracoastal Waterway, 2500 feet of trail and boardwalk, restroom facilities, canoe launch, scenic overlook, a fishing area and public parking. This park is the terminus of a kayak/canoe trail between Tideviews and Dutton Island Preserve on the Intracoastal Waterway.    

Johansen_parks.JPGJohansen Park
Off Seminole Road, between West Park & East Park Terraces

Johansen Park is a 12-acre passive park off of Seminole Rd. in the Selva Marina neighborhood. Just blocks from the ocean, Johansen has a canopy of trees and grassy areas for picnicing.  This park is home to the spring Atlantic Beach Arts in the Park festival with 70 fine arts and crafts exhibitors - along with music and food - open to the public.

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800 Seminole Road • Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233 • Ph. (904) 247-5800 • Fx. (904) 247-5805