Recreation & Parks Projects
The City of Jacksonville is working to make the City and cleaner and greener place to live, work and play. Jacksonville Recreation and Parks is 'stepping it up a notch' with their landscaping and horticultural improvements. Parks like North East Creek Park and Riverwalk Crossing Park bloom in many colors to the delight of pedestrians and passersby.
Construction on the amphitheater at Richard Ray All America Park is expected to be complete in fall of 2018. The Amphitheater, located adjacent to the park playground will include a 400-seat amphitheater, stage area, and water feature.
The City's first Splash Pad was opened in 2016 to the public and is located at the Jacksonville Amyette Recreation Center, 1825 South Drive. Construction on a Splash Pad at Northeast Creek Park, 910 Corbin Road is underway and expected to be completed in summer of 2018. Both Splash Pads are free and open to the public Memorial Day to Labor Day during regular parks hours as posted at each location.
North East Creek Boat Ramp
Completed in Fall of 2012, the Northeast Creek Park boat ramp is open for public use! The old ramp was damaged over time due to a series of weather events. The old ramp could accommodate one boat at a time, while the new ramp includes two boat launches and a rebuilt bulkhead to support the structure and surrounding land. North East Creek Park is located at 910 Corbin Road in Jacksonville.
New River & Wilson Bay
An artificial reef like structure was built in 2014 along the shoreline of Wilson Bay by Wilson Bay Park in downtown Jacksonville.
Rubble from the Old Buddy Phillips Bridge was used to build the structure, along with oysters used to infuse oxygen into the water. This structure encourages marine life to 'move in' and work to build and sustain a healthy marine environment. It was built to attract fish for local fishing along the edge of the water at Wilson Bay Park.