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  • Freedom FountainDowntown Jacksonville - A rebirth is underway in downtown Jacksonville. The downtown Organic Market, Bicycle Shop, Paint Your Own Pottery, Coffee Bistro, and the Court House Cafe' are just a few of the places to visit while downtown. Newly built homes in a traditional southern style invite a social atmosphere and are surrounded by mature trees providing shade for those hot summer days. Three downtown parks including Wilson Bay, Riverwalk and Willingham Parks are located along the New River which flow through City. Riverwalk Park is the home to several seasonal festivals including Oktoberfest, National Night Out, Winterfest and the Riverwalk Palooza. Jacksonville Landing is where the locals go to launch a boat, kayak or canoe to enjoy the scenery on the water or fish it's healthy waters. The health of the New River is monitored regularly by the City's Stormwater division as well as the New River Foundation. City Events
  • The Freedom Fountain is a must see on your way to downtown Jacksonville. Located at New Bridge Street and Johnson Blvd, next to City Hall, this impressive fountain was erected to honor those who served or have served our Country while in Onslow County. Freedom Fountain
  • Jacksonville Parks - The City has 17+ parks for Citizens and visitors to enjoy. Three are located downtown along the New River including Riverwalk which is the home to many annuals festivals. Northeast Creek Park located on the eastern side of the City and near the main gate to USMC Camp Lejeune has a regulation Frisbee Golf Course with annual tournaments and a newly refurbished boat ramp where two boats may launch at the same time. This park and others in the City includes one of the award winning ball fields where area teams play year round. The Jacksonville Commons Complex, the largest of the outdoor facilities includes a Skate Park, Challenge Bike Trail, soccer, baseball and softball fields as well as tennis courts, indoor basketball courts, exercise and senior facility. Jacksonville Recreation & Parks
  • Lejeune Memorial Gardens - Located near the gate to Camp Geiger, Lejeune Memorial Gardens is the home to the Beirut Memorial, the Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Memorial for the 9/11 Beam from the World Trade Center. As part of the Lejeune Memorial Gardens Master Plan, this site includes areas for future memorials including the Montford Point Marine Memorial, Corpsmen Memorial and the Museum of the Marine. 
  • Jacksonville Landing & Welcome Center - The Jacksonville Landing is located across the New River from the downtown area, between the "two bridges", including the newly rebuilt Buddy Phillips Bridge on Marine Blvd. The landing is the largest access tot he New River in the City with the capacity of three boats to launch at the same time. There is also a fishing area and waterside walkway, as well as a kayak launch. This facility will also include a welcome center to be built in the near future.  Jacksonville Landing
  • Pelletier House - The Pelletier House is the oldest home in Jacksonville and is the location of Wantland Ferry, where the City finds it's origin. The house is open to the public by reservation and is located along the river next to the County Courthouse in the downtown area. History of the City of Jacksonville
  • Trails and Greenways - The City has 17+ miles of tails and greenways for walking, jogging and bicycling. The trail connects to Camp Lejeune, neighborhoods and parks throughout the City.  Jacksonville Trails & Greenways
  • USO Jacksonville - The United Service Organizations of North Carolina (USO-NC), founded in 1941, is the lead
    organization charged with supporting military servicemen and women in the state of North Carolina. The USO in downtown Jacksonville on Tallman Street is the longest operating USO in the world. Eleven percent of U.S. military active duty forces call North Carolina home. With seven major military installations, North Carolina has the fourth largest demographic of active and reserve duty components in the country. NC USO 

Jacksonville N.C. - a Caring Community - Home of Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River
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