Parks

Atlantic Beach Parks

The City of Atlantic Beach has active and passive parks throughout the community for recreational enjoyment. In addition, the City has more than two miles of white sandy beaches with ocean accesses, and paddle trail in the Dutton Island and Tide Views preserves (400 acres of marshland) on the Intracoastal Waterway.

To report a maintenance concern with a City park, please contact the Public Works Department at (904) 247-5834, info@coab.us, or via this online request form.

Click here to reserve amenities at one of our parks for parties and other events and activities; and to reserve beach wheelchairs (this service is free). For other information about recreational permits or special events, contact the Cultural Arts and Recreation Department at (904) 247-5828 or email recreation@coab.us. 

Additional resources:

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1AQUATIC DOG PARK268 AQUATIC DRIVEFACT SHEETMAPHISTORY
2BULL MEMORIAL PARK716 OCEAN BLVD.FACT SHEETMAPHISTORY
3DONNER PARK2072 GEORGE ST.FACT SHEETMAPHISTORY
4DUTTON ISLAND PRESERVE1600 DUTTON ISLAND WAYFACT SHEETMAPHISTORY
5FAIRWAY VILLAS PARK2181 N. FAIRWAY VILLAS LANEFACT SHEETMAPHISTORY
6FRAZIER PARK300 BLOCK OF PLAZA DRIVEFACT SHEETMAPHISTORY
7HOWELL PARK810 SEMINOLE ROADFACT SHEETMAPHISTORY
8JACK RUSSELL PARK800 SEMINOLE ROADFACT SHEETMAPHISTORY
9JOHANSEN PARK1300 SEMINOLE ROADFACT SHEETMAPHISTORY
0JORDAN PARK1671 FRANCIS AVE.FACT SHEETMAPHISTORY
11MARVIN'S GARDEN PARK1609 COQUINA PL.FACT SHEETMAPHISTORY
12RIVER BRANCH PRESERVEINTRACOASTAL WATERWAY

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14ROSE PARK DOG PARK1 ORCHID ST.FACT SHEETMAPHISTORY
15SELVA PRESERVE11TH STREET


16TIDE VIEWS PRESERVE1 BEGONIA ST.FACT SHEETMAPHISTORY
17VETERANS PARK1 W. FIRST ST.FACT SHEETMAPHISTORY
18WATERS PARK1601 SEMINOLE ROADFACT SHEETMAPHISTORY


Here is a spotlight of some of our parks and community centers

Bull Memorial Park

Ocean Boulevard, Seventh Street and East Coast Drive

Named after Richard Bull. Located at 716 Ocean Blvd. A memorial rock honors the memory of Richard Bull, Robert B. David, Jack J. Ahern Jr and Solomon Sturdivant. An active park with the following amenities a tennis court, grill, playground, half basketball court, public restroom, and an open play area. Bull Park is also home to Adele Grage Cultural Center and Gulliford Hall.AcousticNightCrowdShot

Adele Grage Cultural Center and Gulliford Hall

716 Ocean Blvd.

Located in Bull Memorial Park, the Adele Grage Cultural Center and Gulliford Hall consist of 2,500 square feet with a meeting/reception room (open for public reservation), a full-use kitchen, computers, a small theater, and the City of Atlantic Beach Recreation and Special Events offices. 

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Donner Park & Gail Baker Community Center

2072 George St.

Named after E.H. Donner. An active park located at 2072 George St. with the following amenities: baseball/softball field, a flag football program, soccer practice field, pickleball courts, tennis courts, playground, two pavilions, two basketball courts, grills, and public restrooms. Coming soon: A spray park!


Donner Park is home to Gail Baker Community Center, which has a large community room, and a full kitchen -- and is available to reserve for parties and other events. The Center is home to the City's annual Fall Festival, Movies in the Park, and Holiday Toy Party, and has activities that include Homework Assistance/Tutoring, Senior Activities, and more. Gail Baker Center (2).jpg


Dutton Island Preserve

1600 Dutton Island Way

A passive park with the following amenities: 9,000 feet of nature trails, camping area, a fishing and viewing area, a canoe/kayak launch, pavilions, picnic area, and restrooms. A marked canoe trail navigates a paddle to Tide Views Park. Reservations are required for camping.

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Howell Park

810 Seminole Road

Named after former Mayor Billy Howell. Located at 401 Seminole Road. A passive park that has more than 2,000 feet of trails, a picnic area, and ponds. 

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Jordan Park and Jordan Community Center

1671 Francis Ave.

Named after Rev. William Holsey Jordan. An active park with a community center, playground, two basketball courts, two pavilions, grills, and public restrooms.

Jordan Park is also home to the City’s annual Egg Hunt held the Saturday before Easter and The Beaches Habitat for Humanity Educational Assistance Program. 

Coming soon: A musical garden for people of all abilities sponsored by the Beaches Kiwanis Club and Florida League of Mayors!

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Rose Park

1 Orchid St.

An active park with the following amenities: a soccer field, playground, and dog park.

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Jack Russell Park

800 Seminole Road

Named after James L. Russell.  An active park with the following amenities: six tennis courts, two racquetball courts, Oceanside Rotary Skate Park, grills, three baseball/softball fields, a basketball court, a large pavilion, three picnic areas, two playgrounds, and a concession stand. Russell Park is home to the Atlantic Beach Athletic Association, First Coast Soccer, and Atlantic Beach Farmer's Market.  Also at Russell Park, the City hosts an annual Family Fun Day and Camp Out Under the Stars in October for area families.

The Atlantic Beach Athletic Association is home to youth baseball and T-Ball leagues for boys and girls 3 to 12 years old.  For more information on spring or fall sign-ups, call (904) 434-8283, email president@abbaseball.com,  or visit the Atlantic Beach Baseball website.

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Tide Views Preserve

1 Begonia Street

A passive park with the following amenities: a scenic view of the Intracoastal Waterway, 2,500 feet of nature trails, restrooms, canoe/kayak launch, a fishing area, and Sunset Pier.

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Johansen Park

1300 Seminole Road

Named after Preben Johansen.  Located between West Park and East Park Terraces, Johansen Park is a 12-acre passive park in the Selva Marina neighborhood. Just blocks from the ocean, Johansen has a canopy of trees and grassy areas for picnicking.

This park hosts the Spring Arts in the Park with food and music and displays from many local artists; Shakespeare in the Park: Beaches WellFest; and the AB Jazz Festival. It also has an official City Heritage Tree.

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