Public Parking

Our aim on this page is to provide information to residents and visitors about public parking in Atlantic Beach. Still have questions? Please email or call (904) 247-5804.

Public Parking Workshop: Thursday, May 27, Commission Chambers at City Hall, 800 Seminole Road

The Atlantic Beach City Commission will hold a public parking workshop at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 27, in the Commission Chamber of City Hall, 800 Seminole Road. Paid parking is expected to be the meeting’s primary focus. For information, email or call 247-5804. 

Workshop topics:

  • Beach Access and Neighborhood Parking
  • Paid parking at beach accesses
  • Parking creep into neighborhoods
  • Designating one side of roadways for parking
  • Residential only and no parking zones
  • Parking enforcement and attendant info
  • Parking signage
  • Marking spots "clear and discernable" to remove other spots
  • Provisions in the Comprehensive Plan to keep all beach access parking

Promoting public access to Hanna Park

Because of the challenges of congestion and traffic, lack of adequate parking, and the impacts on neighborhoods and our limited resources in the beach municipalities, the City of Atlantic Beach is asking that the City of Jacksonville recognize the value of promoting public access to Hanna Park for people in vehicles, on bikes, and on foot by:

  1. Providing relief from entry fees for those who have served our Nation in the military, and for those in financial need; and
  2. Installing a bicycle/pedestrian gate at the park’s southwest boundary in Jacksonville, thus promoting multimodal public access to the trail system, park amenities, and beach.

This matter is on the City Commission's May 10, 2021 agenda.


  1. Resolution No. 21-31
  2. March 15, 2021, correspondence from Mayor Glasser to Jacksonville City Council member Rory Diamond
  3. Jacksonville City Council Ordinance 2021-212

Public Parking Workshop: Thursday, May 6, Commission Chambers at City Hall, 800 Seminole Road

Here is the full agenda

Here is the meeting video

    Frequently cited myths of beach renourishment parking count 
    FDEP’s response to COAB’s request about whether 18th Street public parking could be reduced to 25 spaces 
    Reclaiming City rights-of-way 
    Paid parking at beach accesses 
    Parking enforcement 
    Consistent marking of public parking spaces 
    Parking creep into neighborhoods 
    Designating one side of roadways for parking 
    Resident-only and no-parking zones 
    Parking signage

Beaches Town Center/North Beaches Parking Program operated by the City of Neptune Beach:

Handicapped Parking

In Atlantic Beach and in most circumstances in Florida,  people with displayed handicapped-parking credentials are allowed to park for free up to four (4) hours in any public parking space.

Visiting our community? With hundreds of public spaces, parking is much easier at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, where there's a beautiful beach, playgrounds, a splash park, fishing, camping, bike trails, and other recreational amenities:

18th and 19thStreet parking lots. Public parking is limited in these lots. Visiting our community? Don't forget to check out Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park:

Parking codes: 

1992 parking study