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Accessing Our Waterways
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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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. 

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 is located on Marine Blvd at the 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 is located at 910 Corbin Road.

2015-Riverwalk Marina, Kerr St, JacksonvilleRiverwalk Marina at 15 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 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

2017-Riverwalk Marina plan, Kerr St, JacksonvilleAs 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 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.

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