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Parks In Jacksonville
Recreation and Parks has a lot to offer! Jacksonville parks are located throughout the City, near neighborhoods, and along our waterways. City parks feature many different amenities including playgrounds, picnic areas, grills, basketball courts, public restrooms, lit shelter areas, and, above all else, nature at its finest. Best of all Jacksonville Parks are open toCitizens and visitors.  Hours of operation are listed below. Please be mindful of park hours as anyone found on park grounds after hours may be subject to citation by Jacksonville Police.

Downtown Parks
Riverwalk Crossing ParkIn downtown Jacksonville there are five parks located along Wilson Bay and the New River. Visitors will find public access to the water, places to walk, ride a bike, shelters for picnics and outdoor gatherings, trails, greenways, and festivals events.

Riverwalk Crossing Park & LP Willngham Park located in Jacksonville's historic district sits on the New River, and is the home to several annual events and festivals including the New River Festival & Palooza, Oktoberfest, Winterfest and National Night Out. There is a stage for live music and extensive landscaping. Walkways lead to the water and a gazebo along the water's edge for visitor's to sit and enjoy the view. 

Sturgeon City ParkSturgeon City Park and Wilson Bay Park hug the shore of Wilson Bay. The New River flows by the Wilson Bay and overlooks the Rte 17 Bridge that accesses New River Air Station, Camp Geiger and Camp Lejeune Military Installations.

Kerr Street Park, 36 Kerr Street
Hours 7AM-11PM
LP Willingham Park, Kerr Street
Hours 7AM-11PM
Riverwalk Crossing Park, 421 Court Street, Hours 7AM-11PM
Sturgeon City Park, 4 Court Street
Hours 7AM-Dusk
Wilson Bay Park, 5 West Bayshore Drive
Hours 7AM-9PM

Jacksonville Commons & Richard Ray All American Park
Award winning ball fields, a skate and BMX park, tennis courts, multiple play areas and indoor basketball court are some of the amenities you will find at the Jacksonville Commons located at 100 Recreation Lane, Jacksonville. This area is the home to the annual Running with the Law 5K, a variety of Sports Events and the Jacksonville Jamboree, a spring festival with sports competitions, demonstrations, exhibits, music and loads of family fun.

Jacksonville Recreation & Parks Administrative Offices, the City's Senior Center, and newly floored gymnasium is located at the Jacksonville Commons Recreation Center. Some of the shelters in the Commons outdoor areas, as well as rooms and the gymnasium at the Commons Recreation Center are available for rental. 

Jacksonville Commons, 100 Recreation Lane
Hours 7AM-11PM
Richard Ray All American Park, 1200 Commons Drive North
Hours 7AM-9PM

Northeast Creek Park, Frisbee GolfAccess to Waterways
Need to get on the water? Get your boat, kayak, canoe or paddle board and head for the Jacksonville Landing, Northeast Creek Park, or the Riverwalk Marina at Kerr Street Park.

Jacksonville Landing is a public launch on the New River, located at the Buddy Phillips Bridge along Marine Blvd. A green space and walkway is along water, as well as a Welcome Center for visitors. A kayak launch and boat slips that service up to three boats at a time is included at this location.

Jacksonville Landing, Marine Blvd at Buddy Phillips Bridge

Northeast Creek Park has beautifully maintained ball fields, a regulation Frisbee Golf Course and a boat launch that can serve two boats at a time.

Northeast Creek Park, 910 Corbin Road

Riverwalk Marina at Kerr Street Park is another great place to launch kayaks and canoes. The Marina is located in downtown Jacksonville on the shore of the New River at 15 Kerr Street.

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, 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 available for public use.

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 to book online.

Riverwalk Marina, 15 Kerr Street

Phillips Park, shelterNeighborhood Parks
Jacksonville has several neighborhood parks that have varying facilities and views. These parks, although smaller in size compared to others, have a charm of their own and serve the City's Citizens in unique ways. Visitors will find play areas for their children, shelters for public use, sports fields, well maintained landscaping, water views and quiet places to walk and relax. 

Branchwood Park, 305 Audubon Drive
Hours 7AM-Dusk
Brook Valley Park, 350 Estate Drive
Hours 7AM-9PM
Georgetown Park, 250 Georgetown Road
Hours 7AM-9PM
Phillips Park, 150 Philips Road
Hours 7AM-11PM
Rev EW Wooten Park, 411 Wooten Park Dr
Hours 7AM-9PM
Sherwood Forrest, 212 A Nottingham Way
Hours 7AM-Dusk
Woodlands Park, 300 Morgan Road
Hours Dawn-Dusk

Jacksonville Recreation Centers
Jacksonville Commons, Jacks Amyette, Kerr Street and Northwoods Recreation Centers are the place to be for many family fun oriented activities both indoors and outdoors. After School programs, Summer Camps, Seasonal events, programs, classes and more are available to the public. Tap into the Jacksonville Recreation web pages for the latest activities available to you and your family. Recreation

Jacksonville Commons Recreation Complex, 100 Recreation Lane
Hours 7AM-11PM

Jack Amyette Recreation Center, 1825 South Drive
Kerr Street Recreation Center, 36 Kerr Street
Northwoods Recreation Center, 621 Henderson Drive

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Adopt - A - Park or Trail
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Contact Us
Recreation & Parks
100 Recreation Lane
P.O. Box 128
Jacksonville, NC 28541

Ph: 910 938-5312

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