Atlantic Beach Parks
The City of Atlantic Beach has ten active and passive parks for recreational enjoyment. In addition, the City has two miles of white sandy beaches with 14 ocean accesses and a two-mile paddle trail in the Dutton Island, Riverbranch and Tideview Preserves (400 acres of marshlands) on the intracoastal waterway.
These parks are primarily used for athletics or specialized recreation activities. Their facilities include baseball fields, softball fields, football fields, soccer fields, restrooms, parking, recreation buildings, basketball courts, tennis courts and play structures.
These parks are primarily used for reflective activities. Typical activities include nature viewing, relaxing, hiking, birding, and fishing. Restrooms, parking and picnic areas are available.
To report a maintenance concern with a City park, please contact the Public Works Department at 904-247-5834 OR use the form for, Requests and Comments.
For information about Recreational Permits or Special Events, please contact the Recreation and Special Events Department at 904-247-5828. View the Map of Atlantic Beach Parks.
Atlantic Beach Parks
Bull Memorial Park
Located on the corner of 7th Street and East Coast Drive, the park includes the Adele Grage Cultural Center, a tennis court, an amphitheater area, a picnic area with grill, a tetherball court, a small basketball court, a large playground with sand covering, outdoor restroom, and an open green area for various field play.
The Adele Grage Cultural Center
716 Ocean Boulevard
Located in Bull Memorial Park, the Adele Grage Cultural Center consists 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. Contact 904-247-5828 for more information.
The theater serves as the home to the Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre and First Act children drama classes. The Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre (ABET) offers theatre performances from September to May. For tickets and information call 904-249-7177 or visit the ABET website. For information for First Act drama classes, taught by Aine Healy Richardson, contact 904-509-1472.
Donner Park & Gail Baker Community Center
2072 George Street
Donner Park, located in the Marsh Oaks area at the corner of Church Street and George Street, consists of over 5 acres of park land. Donner Park has a full basketball court, a softball field, tennis courts, a large sanded playground area, and the Gail Baker Community Center. This park is shaded by oak and pecan trees and is home to many of the City's community activities.
Gail Baker Community Center has a large community room, a full kitchen (available for public reservation). The Center is home to the City's annual Fall Festival, Movies in the Park, Holiday Toy Party and has activities that include Homework Assistance/Tutoring, Senior Activities, flag football and more. For more information on activity dates or events contact LaTrenia Thomas at 904-247-5851.
Dutton Island Preserve
1600 Dutton Island Way
The City’s largest park is located west of Mayport Road along the Intracoastal Waterway. Dutton Island is a passive park that consists of 9,000 linear feet of nature trails, a fishing and viewing pier, a canoe/kayak launch, picnic areas and pavilions, five camping areas, and parking.
A marked canoe trail provides a sheltered paddle to Tideviews Park. Wheelchairs are available by calling 904-247-5828.
Reservations are required for camping, contact 904-247-5828 for reservations (must be 21 years or older to make reservations). Park hours: dawn to 1 hr. past sunset.
810 Seminole Road
Howell Park, located between Seminole Road and East Coast Drive, is a passive park that has 2,500 feet of nature trails, fresh water streams and picnicking areas. Weddings, family gatherings and picnics are just a few of the many uses of this park. Reservations can be made by contacting the Recreation and Special Events Department at 904-247-5828.
1671 Francis Avenue
Jordan Park, located at the corner of Francis Avenue and Jackson Road, is an active park that consists of 1.5 acres of park land. Jordan Park consists of a large playground area, covered picnic pavilions, a basketball court and a community center. Jordan Park Community Center consists of 2,000 square feet of office and community space (available for rental). Contact 904-247-5828 for more information.
Jordan Park provides homework assistance and tutoring to all Atlantic Beach children after school.
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. For more information on activities and programs, call Dee Davis at 904-247-4038.
1 Orchid Street
Rose Park, located at the end of Orchid Street and West Plaza, is an active park that consists of a small playground area, swings, benches and a soccer field.
Jack Russell Park
800 Seminole Road and Plaza
Russell Park, one of Atlantic Beach’s most frequently used parks, rests on 12 acres of park land and consists of a large picnic pavilion (available by reservation, call 904-247-5828), 6 tennis courts (first come-first served and no tournament playing allowed), 2 racquetball courts, 2 playground areas, 2 ballfields and soccer fields. The Oceanside Rotary Skate Park is also located at Russell Park.
Russell Park is home to the Atlantic Beach Athletic Association, First Coast Soccer, and hosts the City's Annual Family Fun Day and Camp Out Under the Stars in October for area families.
The Atlantic Beach Athletic Association is home to the Atlantic Beach Little League Baseball, Softball and T-Ball leagues. Workshops and Clinics are also provided by the league. For more information on Spring or Fall sign-ups, call 904-249-2989 or visit the Atlantic Beach Baseball website.
1 Begonia Street
Tideviews Preserve is located at the end of West 1st Street and Begonia Street, west of Mayport Road. Tideviews Preserve consists of 8 acres of passive parkland. Tideviews offers a scenic view of the Intracoastal Waterway, 2,500 feet of trail and boardwalk, restroom facilities, canoe launch, scenic overlook, a fishing area and public parking. This park is the terminus of a kayak/canoe trail between Tideviews and Dutton Island Preserve on the Intracoastal Waterway. Contact Jax Surf and Paddle for guided Intracoastal paddle Tours at 904-372-4653.
1300 Seminole Road,
West of Seminole Road, between West Park and East Park Terraces
Johansen Park is a 12-acre passive park off of Seminole Road in the Selva Marina neighborhood. Just blocks from the ocean, Johansen Park has a canopy of trees and grassy areas for picnicking. This park is home to the annual Shakespeare in the Park, the Annual Atlantic Beach Arts in the Park festival the third Saturday in April and Inaugural Jazz Festival first time September 15, 2018.