Family events, kids activities and parenting resources in the Jacksonville area!
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park (Beach & Splash Pad)
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park is a 450-acre oceanfront park with pristine beaches, a freshwater lake, extensive trails and full service campground. One of the park’s biggest attractions is the 1.5 mile white, sandy beach which offers ample opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, fishing, surfing and beachcombing. If you’re looking for a freshwater adventure, try canoeing, kayaking or fishing in the 60-acre lake. Kayaks and paddleboats are available for rent or you may bring your own. The splash park is a great place for children under four feet to cool off in the summer, and the nearby playgrounds are fun for kids of all ages year round. More than 20 miles of scenic trails provide extensive opportunities for hiking and biking for all skill levels. Picnic pavilions located throughout the park are perfect for cookouts and group activities, while Dolphin Plaza offers an oceanfront retreat for more formal events. The park has rustic, air conditioned cabins as well as tent and RV campsites nestled in the shade of the tranquil maritime hammock. This is a City of Jacksonville owned and managed park.