Nature Adventures

This page lists nature parks, botanical gardens, environmental centers, and other places where kids can study and enjoy nature in the Jacksonville, Florida area.
Kids Jacksonville: Nature Adventures - Fun 4 First Coast Kids
Adams Park

Adams Park is a grassy space with benches and room for kids to roam, run, and play. Adams Park is lo ...

3419 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL, 32205
Restrooms: No
Amelia Island Nature Center

Join one of our naturalists and explore Amelia Island, Florida’s natural wonders! Stop by the fully ...

39 Beach Lagoon Rd, Amelia Island, FL, 32034
Belmonte Park

Belmonte Park is located in the San Marco section of the City. A serpentine sidewalk now connects Be ...

1440 Belmonte Avenue, Jacksonville, FL, 32207
Bethesda Center and Park

This fully ADA accessible facility offers a lodge, 16-acre stocked lake, 14,000 feet of nature trail ...

10790 Key Haven Blvd., Jacksonville, FL, 32218
Bettes Park

Bettes Park is located in southwest Jacksonville – part of the Ortega neighborhood. Elegant homes al ...

3800 Bettes Circle, Jacksonville, FL, 32210
Betz Tiger Point Preserve

Purchased on January 6, 2003 for $7,975,588 by the City of Jacksonville with Better Jacksonville fun ...

13990 Pumpkin Hill Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32226
Restrooms: Yes
Big Talbot Island State Park

Located on one of Northeast Florida's unique sea islands, Big Talbot Island State Park is primarily ...

State Road A1A North, Jacksonville, FL, 32226
Bird Island Park

Bird Island Park features an entrance gazebo, followed by a winding trail which leads park guests pa ...

101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082
Blue Cypress Park

The city-owned park named Blue Cypress in the Arlington section of Jacksonville. Amenities: Benc ...

4012 University Blvd. North, Jacksonville, FL, 32277
Restrooms: Yes
Brown L. Whatley Memorial Park

Tree-shaded areas, numerous benches, and open spaces combine to provide a pastoral environment at th ...

1507 Alexandria Place South, Jacksonville, FL, 32207
Bulls Bay Preserve

Bulls Bay Preserve consists of 1,222 acres, acquired on December 21, 1999, as part of a conservation ...

3000 Imeson Rd., Jacksonville, FL, 32220
Restrooms: No
Cameron Park

Cameron Park is located in the Murray Hill section of west Jacksonville. This attractive neighborhoo ...

1055 Day Avenue, Jacksonville, FL, 32205
Camp Milton Historic Preserve

History buffs and visitors can become familiar with Civil War history or enjoy scenic nature trails. ...

1225 Halsema Road North, Jacksonville, FL, 32220
Castaway Island Preserve

Castaway is considered one of Jacksonville's premiere preservation properties located along the Intr ...

2921 San Pablo Road South, Jacksonville, FL, 32224
Restrooms: Yes
Cecil Field Conservation Corridor

Cecil Field Conservation Corridor includes the Cecil Field property, which consists of 5,366 acres a ...

32215 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, 32234
Restrooms: No
Cedar Point Preserve

Located on Black Hammock Island, the preserve provides habitat to several bird species. It is also a ...

7116 Cedar Point Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32226
Columbus Park

Columbus Park is located in the Ortega neighborhood of southwest Jacksonville, adjacent to busy Roos ...

2850 Iroquois Avenue, Jacksonville, FL, 32210
Confederate Park

Confederate Park is located near downtown, in the Springfield area of north Jacksonville. Amenit ...

956 Hubbard St., Jacksonville, FL, 32206
Restrooms: No
Cortez Park

Cortez Park resides in the Ortega neighborhood of southwest Jacksonville. In 1909, the Ortega Compan ...

4260 Baltic Avenue, Jacksonville, FL, 32210
Restrooms: No
Cradle Creek Preserve

Cradle Creek Preserve, the newest of Jacksonville Beach’s parks, is 43.3-acres of primarily undistur ...

15th Street South, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250
Desoto Park

Desoto Park resides in the Ortega neighborhood (platted in 1909) of southwest Jacksonville. It was o ...

3970 Baltic St, Jacksonville, FL, 32210
Restrooms: No
Dutton Island Park and Preserve

This preserve offers a pristine salt marsh ecosystem and amazing views of wildlife and the Intracoas ...

793 Dutton Drive, Atlantic Beach, FL, 32233
Restrooms: Yes
Egans Creek Greenway

A protected area of over 300 acres that runs north to south along Egans Creek, the Greenway is open ...

2500 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL, 32034
Elizabeth Park

Small Elizabeth Park rests nestled against the St. Johns River, between two elegant homes in the Avo ...

1886 Elizabeth Place, Jacksonville, FL, 32205
Restrooms: No
FEC Park

FEC Park resides in the San Marco section of South Jacksonville. Amenities: *Trash Barrels

1620 Marco Place, Jacksonville, FL, 32207
Restrooms: No
Fernandina Beach

There are over 40 points of access to the public beach in Fernandina Beach. Some offer parking and ...

Fletcher Park

Fletcher Park is located along Atlantic Boulevard, in the San Marco section of South Jacksonville, w ...

1652 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, 32207
Restrooms: Yes
Fort Clinch State Park

History meets nature at Fort Clinch State Park. Whether you’re a history buff, nature lover or a bit ...

2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, FL, 32034
Fort George Island Cultural State Park

Native Americans feasted here, colonists built a fort, and the Smart Set of the 1920s came for vacat ...

12241 Fort George Rd, Jacksonville, FL, 32226
Gourd Island Conservation Area

The 515 acre Gourd Island Conservation Area features wetland and upland natural communities, includi ...

10182 Russell Sampson Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32259
Greenridge Road Park

Greenridge Road Park is located in the Colonial Manor neighborhood of Jacksonville, on the east and ...

3850 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, 32207
Restrooms: No
Greenscape Celebration Park

Greenscape Celebration Park is at the end of the LaSalle Street facing the water of the St. John`s R ...

801 LaSalle St., Jacksonville, FL, 32207
Restrooms: No
Grove Park

The city purchased the property in March of 2001. With the input of the neighborhood associations a ...

1500 Grove Park Blvd., Jacksonville, FL, 32216
Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

The former Guana River State Park, this research reserve offers excellent educational opportunities, ...

505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082
Historic Kings Road Park

Historic Kings Road Park is located at the intersection of the historic Kings Road (now Kings Ave.) ...

1972 Kings Ave., Jacksonville, FL, 32207
Restrooms: No
Howell Park Atlantic Beach

Howell Park, located between Seminole Road and East Coast Drive, is a passive park that has 2500 ft ...

810 Seminole Road, Atlantic Beach, FL, 32233
Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens

The Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens is a 120-acre urban woodland full of trails to explore and enjo ...

1445 Millcoe Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32225
James and Downing Park

James and Downing Park is located in the Riverside section of west Jacksonville, bounded by Selma, J ...

1061 James St, Jacksonville, FL, 32205
Restrooms: No
Jammes Road Park

This 17 acre passive, undeveloped park is enjoyed by the neighborhood for picnics on the 1.5 acre cl ...

6382 118th Street, Jacksonville, FL, 32244
Restrooms: No
Jasmine Park

Jasmine Park resides in the Murray Hill section of Jacksonville, northwest of the Post Street and Ed ...

4030 College St., Jacksonville, FL, 32205
Restrooms: No
Johansen Park

Johansen Park is a 12-acre passive park off of Seminole Road in the Selva Marina neighborhood. Just ...

1300 Seminole Road, Atlantic Beach, FL, 32233
John M. McPherson Park

John N. McPherson Park is located in the West Springfield area of Jacksonville, at the intersection ...

526 West 8th St., Jacksonville, FL, 32206
Restrooms: No
Julington Durbin Creek Preserve

The area is located on a peninsula formed at the confluence of Julington and Durbin creeks and has a ...

13130 Bartram Park Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, 32223
Restrooms: No
Largo Well Park

Largo Well Park sits one block west of the Square at San Marco on Jacksonville’s Southside. The char ...

1967 Largo Rd, Jacksonville, FL, 32207
Restrooms: No
Lillian S. Davin Park

Lillian S. Davin Park is a 500 x 50 foot median on River Road, in the San Marco section of south Jac ...

2311 River Rd, Jacksonville, FL, 32207
Restrooms: No
Little Talbot Island State Park

With more than five miles of beautiful, white sandy beaches, Little Talbot Island is one of the few ...

12157 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, FL, 32226
Nathan Krestul Park

Nathan Krestul Park, formally known as La Vaca Park, is located adjacent to Christopher Creek in the ...

2001 La Vaca Rd, Jacksonville, FL, 32217
Restrooms: No
Nocatee Landing and Paddle Launch

The Nocatee Landing and Nocatee Landing Paddle Launch are open to the public. Nocatee Landing featur ...

2015 Nocatee Landing Trail, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32081
Peace Memorial Park

Peace Memorial Park is located in the Riverside section of Jacksonville between Mallory and Cherry S ...

1515 Mallory St, Jacksonville, FL, 32205
Restrooms: No
Pope Duval Park

This 411-acre regional park was named for William Pope DuVal, the first territorial governor of Flor ...

13500 West Beaver St, Jacksonville, FL, 32215
Restrooms: Yes