I am graduating from there this year and I have been there sincr kindergarden it's truly a great school
Excelent place very relaxing with old trees. It was perfect for the Jazz festival
During events lovely. Other times bums are scary but bums are bums. There is significance to this park and the groups that support it are doing a great job. I'm not sure why police can't remove bums.
I love this park so much. It's really pretty and always have events for the entire family.
It has been such a pleasure to watch the park transform over the past few months! My favorite part is live music at lunch time.
Such a cool park. Gastro feast was cool festival
Some strange people hang out there.
Disc golf course is average.
There is 2abandoned black labs at 6431 Lucente Dr. They were left with no food and water. The people moved and just left them out there to die. I have been trying to get Animal Control to come and get them to no avail. They said it might be month, well they will be dead by then because today is my last day to feed them. I cannot afford to take care of those dogs that people just moved and left them. I am 79 yrs old and have health issues and besides I have 2 dogs of my own to care for.
I am going to go to the News Media with this and calling the Mayor. I am a tax paying law abiding citzen and cannot get help from any of the city's wonderful (NOT) animal care?
After stealing my dog that was used as a bait dig, I ran into a major orobkem. Exoenses...
He's a great dog and is eager to please and learn! Listens very well and in exchange gets spoiled _"kinda" but vets are way too much for the 10 shots the neuter and keeping him fed...
I came here after going to 4 of the 6 places that are listed for us "low income" types, I am getting all the help my dog deserves.
Amen this wasn't the place I was trying to get too, either! God got on my GPS and brought me here and now I can rest.
Thank you Daniel
This organization has no right to call itself animal protection. The measly 12 hours/week for intakes is not a realistic public service and turning people away invites animal neglect and abandonment. They should be shamed! Animal protection is a 24 hr job. They have failed their mission to be a public service to animals AND the community. I've never seen anything like this in other cities.
I called because I found 2 dogs outside the library. After being on hold for over an hour and waiting for 4 hours for them to come. I finally took the dogs with me. I ended up finding the owners on my own. The animal shelter did not call me back until 2 and half months later.
Sadly our city hasn't found a way to profit from animals like our criminal justice system so it is horribly underfunded. The employees over eorked and under paid. They simply built the building. Everyone complaining on this site about its standards or costs...what have you done to help? Nothing of course like everyone else. Also I can explain no kill here for idiots. One animal goes in until it's adopted..if it is unwanted and with limited space...they must turn hundreds of animals away while that animal waits for adoption. Those other animals are now left abandoned to breed , starve, and spread disease on the streets because of one animal that is not adoptable but they cant release or (humanely) be put to sleep.. Brilliant.
Great City to work with. We use them the trail ridge landfill all the time!
Sweet campground that has you nestled in the dense Florida woods full of oaks with Spanish Moss, palmettos, armadillos and racoons. The beach is a short 5 minute walk and you can access two MTB trails right out of the campground.
Sites are pretty varied, they are all dirt and some are odd fits. Some have dense vegetation some have less. Interior roads are very narrow and can be a bit crowded and twisty. We made it in with our car under tow but would recommend unhooking before you enter the CG.
Access in and out of the park is easy with security manning the main gate at night. There is laundry close by and a great brewery, Green Room, within easy driving distance.
Great park for the family. The staff works hard to keep it clean but they can get overwhelmed by the crowds on big holiday weekends. Splash pad is great for little kids.
Fantastic Park...we'll be there next weekend (third time). Traveling in a motor home. Beautiful BEACH...beautiful well kept park. Close enough to the beach area large spaces with enough privacy.
Enjoyed our weekend in the park. Real nice beach and fishing area for the kids. We rented one of the cabins and the kids enjoyed. You have to bring all your camping gear due to cabin is just a shell. The general store was closed due to repairs for new owners. But over all we give it a 4 out of 5 for places to visit.
I will start by saying your experience here will be molded by the intent of your stay. I have read many reviews from different points of view both good and bad. Mine is from the point of view of a large motor coach visitor. I don't need bicycle paths, bathrooms, laundry, showers, WiFi, etc., as I bring all that with me or don't use it. That said, I would like to tell other motor coach visitors about things from my perspective. To begin with, the registration/reservation is unusual and can be difficult to negotiate with emails, call backs etc. Once you do establish contact you will be pleasantly surprised to find a beautiful park with SPACIOUS accommodations, good power up to 50 amps, clean water, and well positioned sanitation tubes. If your coach won't level here, you are probably having levelling challenges in a lot of places. Many of these campsites are huge (the one I am in is at least 100' long and 40 " wide) and there are plenty of palmetto plants and oak trees to keep the campsites private. In motor coach world this is a real rarity as parking lot scenes reign supreme. It is peaceful and quiet. The access roads from the front gate to the campground areas are paved, wide, and free of low hanging branches. I have a taller bus with a 13' 8" clearance. Once you enter the campsite area, things get a little tighter for turning and maneuvering. I have a 40' tag axle Foretravel coach towing a 20' twin axle trailer and was able to negotiate the turns well enough. Exiting the campsite where I am (No. 281) is going to be tight. If it is abnormally unreasonable, I will make an additional comment here, but it looks sufficient to me. Overall this is one of the most natural campgrounds for larger 5th wheels and class A motor coaches. The utilities are located to the center of the space so it is the most convenient for my rig. For the Shoppers there is St. Johns town center. We were two blocks from the beach or a lake. Yes there are alligator feeding cautionary signs at the lake... They look to be serious so... 8-)
My husband and I stumbled across this wonderful neighborhood park while on a bike ride around the surrounding areas. The park has a few fun loop paths that cross over and back a part of Goodby's Creek that extends into the park. The paths are well-shaded and cool, and appropriate for all ages/athletic capabilities. For mountain-biking purposes, trails are well-marked, layered with leaves and mulch, and have lots of challenging tree roots all across the paths to really keep you on your game! Overall, a great family spot, with a pavilion, outdoor grill, and small swingset for the little ones.
Bring bug spray, but lots of fun...... Great walking paths.
It's very nice nice trail good family park
Awesome park lots of friendly people.
I go here every weekday to kick the soccer ball. It's OK but there are ripped nets that allow the balls to go through. The balls either go in the thorn bushes or in the retention pond. Maintenance for the park is nowhere in sight. No information when the lights will be on; I've seen them on once in the past 3 months. And watch out for dog poo when your on the fields while you're not trying to roll your ankle at the same time. I would go to another park but to find another park with soccer fields that are truly public is yet to be seen. Other than that park is good.
Wish they would keep the fields in better condition since now they cause quite a few injuries
Stocked fish pond!
Quiet...never much of a crowd...i watch some good pick up basketball games...too much trash tho
Great trail to ride bikes, run or walk! Open space so it's not over crowded
A very clean, beautiful and well maintained trail. Will be going back soon.
Awesome Trail, highly recommended. Be sure to go into Camp Milton. It's just past the 5 mile marker.
Great trail! Plenty of shaded rest areas with nice clean restrooms! I will be back!
Very nice trail, clean, has Mile Markers, restrooms at beginning and again 5 miles down. Nice area to enjoy with ur family. We rode out bikes, others walked, some dogs walking. Highly recommended! Parking lot has security cameras.
There's lots of different play areas for kids, including toddler sized climber.
Westside Soccer plays here.
Nice nature trail and ponds but despite having the world record amount of trash cans there is far too much litter everywhere to include in the water. Also there is no where you can park or sit to get away from the nasty cigarette smokers.
Awesome place for the kids to explore. It never gets boring. We have even had birthday parties here.
Good little fishing hole.
Off the beaten path.
It's a cool getaway from the big city life.
Really nice trail, but it looks like it is abandoned. The kittens at the house there were super cute :)
Love it and coming back soon .ASAP
Very nice Park but is not very big and NO PETS AT ALL. Clearly marked sign at gate. Good for some and not for others (like me and my Lab). 😂
Tiny park with covered tables, bathrooms and water fountains. The main purpose of the park is as a kayak dock for julington Creek.
I Heard this is called the MINI park by some of the locals......Looks like a great loop for making laps....Please request that no other cars other than MINI's are allowed here. Thank you in advance! 8+)
Very nice park with a great nature trail for hiking.
Very nice!!plenty of room for walking. running. playing soccer. nice pond. nice bathroom. nice playground but way too many kids for me the day we went. multiple b-day parties. covered areas for that too.
A huge park with plenty of room for the whole family!
there is an adaptive swing here!
Have always enjoyed Losco Park. Really enjoying the hiking trails back behind/next to the soccer field.
My place to go. Great for taking photos, meditating, hiking or fishing (I guess). I have not personally fished, but I see alot of people doing it.
Short, but nicely cleared trails. Some would enjoy the "lackluster" fishing. The river is fast here just around a bend, especially when tides go out. Dolphins are an everyday appearance, sometimes you can see them play. Fairly quiet compared to other fishing points, trails are hardly used. There is also a good size lake that seasonal birds love to patrol.
The pier out over the river is so incredibly long, kind of scary maneuvering children that far out, but very scenic
Fishing is great, tons of sand Trout,
Descent size Reds
And huge Catfish
Very pleasant, highly open view all down both sides of the St. John's from the several hundred yards of board walk!
The playground is a lot of fun with swings, three slides, walking down the edge is good exercise, and this is a great place for a picnic.
This is one of my favorite places to be in Jax. It's always quiet and relaxing. Bring bug spray just in case, though.
Great walking trails and loads of zebra longwing butterflies on the firecracker flowers. Also a ton of cedar waxwings seen from the tower. The historic brick trail is also fun to walk.
The trails are great. Just know if it's been raining, the trails are under water and plan on getting muddy. The observation deck is awesome and a great place for a picnic. There are snakes, so just remember we are in their home.
The trails are ok, but you'll need a lot of big spray. Also the wasps are out till mid-fall so be aware of whats flying around you. The dog park is kinda sad with no running water inside the fence area. Its ok to go to if you have just a little bit of time to spend with your pup.
It's always a blast
Fishing for kids 16 and under. Great spot for outside activities. The inside can be rented for parties . Call city of jax parks. Tennis courts, racket ball, soccer fields.
Great hiking trails
I thought it was great fun for the entire family for parties and cook outs. Great play area and the lake to take the kids fishing or walk the nature trail. Or to just bring a comfy chair and book to get away for the afternoon!!!👍👍👍👍 I would rate it 5 stars..
It Is doodoo looking and the locker rooms are stinky
Maybe a great place to practice but a terrible place for a swim meet. It is terribly crowded because there is very little space beside the pool. The only place to sit is outside for the majority of parents. Because of the crowded conditions some parents decided not to even try and watch their kids swim. They would not allow parents to stand where we could see our children swim and they would not allow parents to take video or photos of our kids swimming. Very frustrating! If you have a choice of where to compete chose somewhere other than this place.
Great pool! Especually with hot summer weather
This pool is exceptionally well maintained, There are numerous lanes for lap swimming, swim lessons and exercise classes. The locker are small but hold a standard back pack, towel and shoes outer wear and other shower gear easily.
You can not beat the fees or open hours for an Olympic size pool.
The entire staff is very sweet, informative and accommodating.
The drive depending on your location is serene, lots of calming wooded area allowing reflection during your travel on a less traffic roadway.
I recommend this pool to anyone who needs swimming therapy, who prefer quite uncrowded lanes and quite time to reflect. This pools is by far the best of the city's pools.
one of my favorite parks in this city, very clean and relaxing the benches are clean and on a sunny day is a fantastic spot to sit and relax, it is also very close to many restaurants and local pubs.
This is an Awesome Park, And as first I have tho Admit I was A little Apprehensive about taking my kids to this park because of its "LOCATION" near Downtown Jacksonville!!! However after visiting my fears were Calmed The Atmosphere is A Definite Surprise I'll say ( There's a Catholic School across the street! There's Also a beautiful Camellia garden and beautiful oak tree's they are So Gorgeous and contain so much History !)
Overall I recommend this park to everyone who loves being outside with their kids and love one's!!
Descent little park. The pond is insanely filthy and discolored, but the rest of the park is quite beautiful. Nice little play area and it is always cool for the kids to see and feed the ducks!
the pond smells because people feed the birds bread. the EPA needs to clean up the water and place signs educating people about environmental sustainability.
The playground is okay, occasional homeless people but nothing to be too alarmed about I guess.
There are no bathrooms or water fountains, which I guess is good since that could start a whole other problem with cleanliness.
Excellent park for kids. Park has two playgrounds for various ages. Highly recommend.
This park has changed a bunch since I was a kid. Brought back a lot of memories. Love it.
Lovely park. Remember to bring bread to feed the ducks in the pond.
Friendship Landing , the ideal spot for some city scape photography
My daughter had an absolute blast here, took a relaxing walk from here through the newly renovated south bank river walk, hopefully north gets the same treatment soon!
Nice spot for relaxing in the afternoon, or just for a quick walk (jog) around the city; and snapping pictures of downtown. Ahh... Beautiful Jax!
Beautiful, my kids enjoyed it as well.
Love friendship fountain, it's gorgeous, and I love the view across the water♡
What I didn't like, a friend of mine rented pavilion, #2, they got there late and some other people were in their space, they couldn't show a receipt for their payment, then we went to pavilion #1 and guess what, after we set up, the other person who rented pavilion #1 came. She threatened to call the police we said go ahead. Needless to say, the other people decided to just go to pavilion #3. They're should be a better system at this park, some supervision as to where people are to go to their assigned spaces, instead of telling their clients to just call the cops. This is not business like in any way at all.
Great park. Nice and shady
The playground is a nice size with plenty of shade for those hot day, however it should first be checked for cat POOP before letting the kiddies play. The poop has been found many times on the equipment from the community of cats that keeps getting larger thanks to the one guy who feeds them. If you see him I would stay away, he gets very upset if you walk your dog at the park. The fishing pier is still standing, but boards are in direr need of replacement. The screws stick up a good 1/4" from where the wood has rotten/worn away. The pavilion smells like cat urine, and usually has explicit graffiti. The educational exhibits haven't been updated in the three years I've been going and whatever they used to clean the last round of graffiti off made them unreadable. There is usually litter on the ground, but where in Jacksonville isn't there.
This place has a boat launch, a covered dock, and a playground. It's fun to watch the boats come in and out.
Bathroom door knob broken, had to use mens. Was beyond gross with not TP soap or towels we left.
Very proud to go there beautiful
Lived near park 1963
Peaceful and quiet place to chill
Needs some help, but not in terrible condition. Potential that I hope is explored in the future. They pond is gross though. The birds see to like it though, so that's alright.
Has a nice Lil dog park you don't have to have your dog on a leash
I've been to quite a few different dog parks around Jax just so see which was the best fit for my dog. This was the worst I've been to. We got into the larger dog section and there were around 5 to 8 different dogs there. I noticed none of the males (the majority of dogs there) were neutered. Which didn't surprise me much because it's a free dog park, but I kind of hoped that if you were taking your animals out to play with others you'd care enough to prevent unnecessary and involuntary reproduction, but I digress, because so many males weren't neutered there was constant dog fighting for dominance. My girl is spayed and didn't appreciate multiple dogs coming up trying to mount her (nor did I). None of the other owners seemed to care much even when my dog tried snapping and barking to make it pretty clear she didn't want them to continue. They just ignored it even though fights were breaking out all over. Needless to say I spent maybe 10 minutes there before both my dog and I were backing away to leave. There are a ton of other parks in Jax that have a small fee attached to enter but they all ensure the dogs are up to date on shots and spayed/neutered. Pay the extra or you're stuck dealing with careless dog owners that don't know anything about dog behavior or their well being.
One of my favorite parks in jacksonville. I play Disc Golf there and they have a great course. Good skate park, baseball fields, running path, basketball courts, and plenty of fields. Also, a dog park!
This is the best dog park I've been to in JAX and we are going to move across the street so that my dog can have fun there everyday! The dog park is very big and always has so many dogs around. My dog loves it so much! The only thing I dont like is some irresponsible dog owners dont pick up their dogs waste which really upsets me! All in all, I love this park a lot and cant wait to bring my dog here everyday!
Nice park, for the most part. Has plenty of stuff for the whole family to do, even the dogs. As in some of the other reviews on here if you take your dog to the large dog park keep your eye on them. There does seem to be a group of people out there almost training their dogs too fight. I watched the owner of a rottweiller attempt to sick his dog on mine. He was unsuccessful in the first attempt as my APBT let his dog know he was not the one to mess with but then i actually saw the man point his dog towards mine and sick him on my dog at which point i stepped in between the charging rotty and my Steve and yelled at him to go away. The owners of the rotty found this amusing. I did not. They need to kick this group of dog owners out of the park and sieze their animals. Other than that the family, and Steve, had a blast!
Large park offering several amenities and activities. Popular with disc golfers. I go for walks on long (1.75 mile), outlining, paved trail. Looks like it has a nice, large dog park, as well.
Bonito parque. Pequeño pero bonito para hacer ejercicios al aire libre y practicar deportes
A group of us drift here almost every Sunday.
Great playground for the little ones!! Nice open soccer field, easy parking, decent restrooms and more but didn't pay much attention.
Great park. The open field could use some work as far as upkeep is concerned, but overall and very nice park.
Public clay courts are well maintained.
Took my 2 year old here to play and we really enjoyed it. It had some shaded areas and a little playground for little kids. I really liked how it's pretty much gated in it, so when your toddler goes for a run you don't have to worry about them getting into danger before you get ahold of them. They do have grills and picnic tables if you want to eat there.
Great park for running, riding tennis and nature. Very limited restroom hours
One of the prettiest parks in Jacksonville. Love the little stream that runs through the area. Lots of space for kids and canines to play. Great tree coverage as well.
Very nice large park
Have been here many times before just to go to the beach. It's great that way, BUT, NOT GOOD if you want to camp in an RV. They say no generators between 10 pm and 7 am which is their quiet hours. If you don't provide electric hookup, then have an area for RVS and separate area for tents. Our generator is not very loud and hardly could be heard from behind and to the rear sides of the RV. If other campers in RVs were beside us, then it would not have disturbed anyone, but, we had tent campers next to us. How Stupid!!! I can understand if it was a portable generator because those are loud, but, ours is built in to the RV and is not very loud. They actually have a Barney Fife guard who comes around the camp telling people to turn off generators. Don't come here for RV camping. It is very hot and they complain about generators.
Very cool place and beach experience for the day visitor. But if your camping get one of the spots up front along the access road on the right. This campground has no water, sewer, or electric available and the bathroom/shower facilities a terrible so be warned. Appears that the Showers have not been cleaned in months. Black mold, dirty, etc. This is our second visit and is consistent with past experience. The Navy base is next door but that was not an issues actually cool watching all the ships. Juat clean the shower toilet facilities and it would be much better.
Hugeeee disappointment. We have been coming here for yrs!!!! It was so dirty. Cluttered with garbage! Why did u get rid of the garbage cans!!!!!! Makes me not even want to come there. Bring back the garbage cans!!!!! Clean the beach up plzzzz!!!! I wld have given 5 stars but after the junk I experienced... Heck no... Sorry guys!!! Ur charging me 5 bucks to come to a land fill??? Smh... So disappointed... 😡👎
Huguenot Park or the North Jetties as I knew it growing up. Still an awesome place. No pets allowed on the shoreline ever, so day trippers please leave your furry friends home. Paid campers can bring pets, but they must stay at or near your camp site. Watch out for high tide. You don't want to get stuck .Do you??? 😎 Bring your lunch and your beach towel. Alcohol stays home though .Oh, don't forget your sunscreen. Be prepared to have a great time. Oh, the neatest part: you can drive on the beach!!!
Well put together, very neat and organized! Nice display of photos. Informative