There are a lot of fun facts about Jacksonville. We are along the First Coast, meaning that our beaches and waterways are some of the oldest to be traversed by Americans and European travelers. We are also the largest city in the entire country by land mass, and come in 13th in the ranking of the most populated cities in the United States. However, one fact that many people do not know about Jacksonville is that we are the leading city in the entire country by park space.
That is right, Jacksonville, Florida has more parks than any other city in all of the United States—and most of these parks are open year round for you to go and enjoy. According to coj.net, the City of Jacksonville operates the largest urban park system in the United States, providing services at more than 337 locations on more than 80,000 acres.
Jacksonville Parks: Something for Everyone
What is your favorite park? Is the Castaway Island Preserve near the Intercostal water way? What about Hanna Park by the beach? There is Memorial Park in Riverside and Hemmingway Plaza downtown. Those are just a few of the most popular parks in Jacksonville. In addition to these, there are many parks that you have likely never heard of. Across the city of Jacksonville there are more than 300 parks total. At many of these parks, you can barbeque, go swimming or play tennis after the new tennis court installation is complete The many parks in Jacksonville make for a great way to spend a day with your family.
Looking for a park with specific amenities? On coj.net, you can do a quick search by amenity:
- Boat Ramp
- Community Center
- Picnic Shelter
- Swimming Pool
When you are looking at property sales in Jacksonville, have a look at the many parks around Jacksonville. Buying a home near a park is a great way to find a home in a family-friendly area.
For help looking for property sales in Jacksonville, contact us online or call Traditions Realty at 904-683-5230.