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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 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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CM Becton Appears on First Coast Living Discussing the Fort Partnership

CM Becton Appears on First Coast Living Discussing the Fort Partnership

Jacksonville, FL (June 21, 2018) - District 11 Council Member Danny Becton made an appearance on First Coast Living on NBC 12 with Fort Family Investments’, Abe Fort to discuss their unique partnership between the City of Jacksonville and their private company. City Council passed legislation 2018-089 back in March stating the 9A/Baymeadows Regional Park will be renamed to Fort Family Regional Park at Baymeadows in exchange for annual payments...

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District 11 Hosts Movie Night at 9A Regional Park – Nut JOB 2!

District 11 Hosts Movie Night at 9A Regional Park – Nut JOB 2!

Jacksonville, FL (March 16, 2018) The City of Jacksonville’s Parks & Recreation department hosted its second annual  movie night at the 9A Baymeadows Regional Park on Friday, March 16, 2018 beginning at Sunset. CM Becton was in attendance to welcome everyone to the event along with Parks and Recreation, Director Daryl Joseph and his staff. It was a picture perfect evening as the weather cooperated quite nicely as a beautiful sunset was...

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Council Passes 2018-089 for 9A/Baymeadows Regional Park for $1 Million Title Sponsor

Council Passes 2018-089 for 9A/Baymeadows Regional Park for $1 Million Title Sponsor

Jacksonville, FL (March 13, 2018) - Legislation 2018-089 was passed by City Council on March 13, 2018 that was introduced by District 11 Council Member Danny Becton whereby the 9A/Baymeadows Regional Park will get a new name in exchange for annual payments to provide for capital improvements to enhance the park in coming years. In a deal brokered by CM Becton and leadership of Perimeter Reality which is the subsidiary of Fort Family...

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