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PARKS

park is an area of natural, semi-natural or planted space set aside for human enjoyment and recreation or for the protection of wildlife or natural habitats. Urban parks are green spaces set aside for recreation inside towns and cities. National parks and country parks are green spaces used for recreation in the countryside. State parks and provincial parks are administered by sub-national government states and agencies. Parks may consist of grassy areas, rocks, soil and trees, but may also contain buildings and other artifacts such as  monuments,  fountains or playground structures. Many parks have fields for playing sports such as baseball and football, and paved areas for games such as basketball. Many parks have trails for walking, biking and other activities. Some parks are built adjacent to bodies of water or watercourses and may comprise a beach or boat dock area. Urban parks often have benches for sitting and may contain picnic tables and barbecue grills.

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services serves diverse populations of all ages and abilities through recreation activities and programs, conservation and marine resources, senior services, social services, disabled services and agricultural education.

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CM Becton Offers Alternative to Hemming Park Renaming Bill 2020-357

CM Becton Offers Alternative to Hemming Park Renaming Bill 2020-357

Jacksonville, FL (August 11, 2020) – City Council Members faced an unforeseen challenge as legislation 2020-357 was nearing the end of the legislation cycle and was up for a vote in committees the week of August 3rd. The purpose of Bill 2020-357 is to propose a name change for the downtown landmark that sits right outside City Hall’s front doors in District 7 – Hemming Park. Council Member Dennis introduced the legislation to rename the...

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CM Becton Announces New Enhancement for Several Area Parks

CM Becton Announces New Enhancement for Several Area Parks

Jacksonville, FL (June 1, 20202) -- District 11 Parks are getting enhancements at three locations: Deerwood Rotary Children’s Park, Julington-Durbin Creek Preserve Park and Fort-Family Regional Park. “Over the course of several years of work and looking at how our parks within District 11 can be improved, it is exciting that I finally have this opportunity to announce the upcoming addition of these enhancements to some of our most popular...

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CM Becton Announces New Addition to Fort-Family Park – Baseball Quadraplex

CM Becton Announces New Addition to Fort-Family Park – Baseball Quadraplex

Jacksonville, FL (April 1, 2020) – Council Member Becton is excited to announce that Fort Family Regional Park off Baymeadows Road East is undergoing another major addition, adding a Baseball Quadraplex to its list of park amenities. “This enhancement is certainly going to be transformational for the regional 52-acre park”, Council Member Becton stated. “Along with recent additions of the past few years, including a new Basketball and Tennis...

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CM Becton Tours New ABOVE Athletic Center in District 11

CM Becton Tours New ABOVE Athletic Center in District 11

Jacksonville, FL (March 11, 2019) – A new athletic facility has opened in District 11, and unlike most athletic businesses, this multi-use property is home to dozens of sports teams and programs. ABOVE Athletic Center opened in August of 2018 with four main tenants, Above Basketball Academy, First Coast Gymnastics, Five Tool Training and MaxFit South. The facility is located on the south end of Phillips Highway, which has been convenient for...

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CM Becton Speaks at Celebration Rally for Julington-Durbin Preserve

CM Becton Speaks at Celebration Rally for Julington-Durbin Preserve

Jacksonville, FL (July 14, 2018) – District 11 Councilman Danny Becton spent Saturday morning outdoors at the Julington-Durbin Preserve off Bartram Park Blvd on July 14th at a Celebration Rally that originally began as a “Save the Park Rally”. A crowd of happy protesters attended and celebrated their victory against the developer, Eastland, who decided not to follow through with original plans to exchange land in Black Hammock Island for 403...

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