Water Access

Jacksonville Parks & Waterways

Jacksonville Parks have a lot to offer and are located throughout the City, near neighborhoods, and along our waterways. Not only do City parks feature amenities like playgrounds, picnic areas, basketball courts, public restrooms, and nature at its finest, several parks also offer easy access to the New River and Wilson Bay. Best of all, Jacksonville Parks are open to Citizens and visitors.

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Jacksonville Landing
Location: Marine Blvd at Buddy Phillips Bridge
Amenities: Boat Launch, Kayak Launch, Fishing Pier, Green Space, Bathroom Facility, Boat & Trailer Parking

Northeast Creek Park
Location: 910 Corbin Road
Amenities: Boat Launch, Kayak Launch, Fishing Area, Green Space, Bathroom Facility, Boat & Trailer Parking, Ball Fields, Disc Golf Course, Splash Pad, Playgrounds, Shelters.

Riverwalk Marina
 Location
: 15 Kerr Street
Amenities: Kayak Launch, (Boat day dock (under construction in 2018) Fishing Pier, Green Space, Gazebo, Parking

The City of Jacksonville purchased the marina in 2015. In August, 2016, the Recreation and Parks Department was awarded a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Grant for renovation of the boat slips with up to 16 slips, as well as the addition of an over the water shelter and fishing pier. Once the project is complete, there will also be an enhanced kayak/canoe launch, boardwalk and pump out station. View the Riverwalk Marina Renovation Plan

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As the marina stands today, the Recreation and Parks Department utilizes a vendor who offers kayaks, including those for fishing, and stand up paddle board rentals, as well as kayak tours on the New River. For more information on these services, please contact Paddle NC at 910 612-3297 or visit PaddleNC.com to book online. Riverwalk Marina is located at 15 Kerr Street

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Adopt - A - Park, Stream, Street or Trail

The City of Jacksonville's Adopt-A-Park, Stream, Street or Trail program is a great way to give back locally and make a difference in your community. Help keep Jacksonville Clean & Green. Learn more.