Recreation & Special Events


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COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccination - May 1

The City of Atlantic Beach will host Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination clinics at two sites on Saturday, May 1. The clinics are open to the public and will be administered by the Florida Department of Health and Health Hero Florida.

The clinics are from 9 a.m. to noon at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., and from 1 to 5 p.m. at Jordan Community Center, 1671 Francis Ave. The minimum age for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine recipients is 16; 16- and 17-year-olds must have parental consent. Please bring your id.

After receiving the first dose of the vaccine on May 1; vaccine recipients will return to the same location on May 22 for their second and final dose. 

Registration is requested. Walk-ins are welcome. You can register by emailing or calling (904) 247-5828.


To visit our Virtual Recreation Center click here!

COAB Virtual Recreation Center



Tuesdays at 5:30 pm & 6:30 pm

MEDITATION - MELISSA STRATFORD, Contact (904) 270-9760 or email MELISSA@MEDITATIONBUZZFL.COM                                    Wednesdays at 9:30 am

YOGA - ASHLEY CRAFT, Contact (904) 802-4123 or email KNIGAN1@GMAIL.COM 
Mondays at 9:30 am and Wednesdays 5:30 pm

Adele Grage Cultural Center is located at 716 Ocean Blvd. Atlantic Beach, FL  32233

TAEKWONDO- HANK WRIGHT, Contact (904) 735-5025 or email HANKW@YESHATKD.ORG                                                                   

Gail Baker Community Center: (Located at 2072 George St. Atlantic Beach, FL 32233)                                                                                            

Mondays at  6:00 pm- 7:30 pm, Wednesdays at 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm and Fridays at 10:30 am- 12:00 Noon.

Instructors donate their time to offer these classes to you.  Please show your appreciation by offering a gratuity to your instructor. Thank you.  

SONGWRITERS’ CONCERT  May 16, 2021 - Virtual Event

716 Ocean Blvd at 7th Street

CDuoARAC SPONSORED- Talent in our own backyard! Brought to you by the City of Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts and Recreation Advisory Committee. Enjoy the original sounds by local talent in the Adele Grage Theater.

Whether you write, sing, play or simply enjoy listening to good music, plan on being with us. Hosted by Mike Shackelford, local performers transform the Adele Grage Theater from 6-8 pm with original music creations. 

Performers should contact host Mike Shackelford at (904) 610-7461. Prepare two original songs of 7-8 minutes combined maximum.

Upcoming Concert Dates:  

April 11 - Virtual Event - You can watch the event here:

May 16 - Virtual Event


Host, Mike Shackelford and friends will be in Bull Memorial Park for concert in the Park under the swaying palm trees with the ocean breeze! It doesn’t get any better than this on a beautiful summer evening as you enjoy the music on your blanket, in your chair or standing around with neighbors and friends, listening to the musical talent of local singers of all ages. Come rain or shine. In event of inclement weather, the event moves indoors at the Adele Grage Theater in Bull Park.

Come hungry, Featuring Food Truck will be available for dinner from 5-8:30 pm on 7th St. at East Coast Dr.

Bull Memorial Park is located on the corner of 7th St. & East Coast Drive. Ride, Walk, Run or Drive, it’s going to be a great evening! Performers should contact host Mike Shackelford at (904) 610-7461. Prepare two original songs of 7-8 minutes combined maximum.

Upcoming Dates: Schedule (TBA)


Do you enjoy the great outdoors and nature?  A hands-on nature program for the entire family will be held at Dutton Island Preserve in Atlantic Beach beginning in March.  

Mike Rossi, an experienced local educator, will present his program  "Animal Adventures!" an interactive and education program that uses story, humor and music to teach children and adults about the wonders of the animal kingdom. Children and adults will be asked to be part of the show by holding select animal and performing certain parts that educates and entertains the audience using animals that are either small mammals or reptiles. 

Upcoming Dates: 

April 10: 1 - 4 p.m.
May 8: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
April 24: 1 - 4 p.m.
May 22: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Arts in the Park - November 6, 2021

Arts in the Park is back on for November 6, 2021 at Johansen Park.

Arts in the Park is a great event we enjoy having here in Atlantic Beach. Come out and enjoy local artists exhibiting their fine arts and crafts, with some live music by local musicians, and delicious food. Original art will be available for purchase.

The event is sponsored by the Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts & Recreation Advisory Committee. More details to follow. Contact the Recreation office at 904-247-5828 or email with any questions.


Paddle Tour

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Atlantic Beach by way of paddles (paddle board or kayak)  @ Dutton Island kayak launch (south end).  

Why not explore our local marsh trails and parks by waterway?  Tours begin with a demonstration for beginner paddlers followed by a guided one hour tour. Enjoy the local flora and fauna, meet new people as you get comfortable with the water routes for future paddling.  The goal of the session is to paddle from Dutton Island Park to Tide Views Preserve Park. (Depending on skill level and weather).                                           


Come enjoy an easy afternoon paddle in your backyard! 

Use your own equipment $25

Equipment rental (paddle board or kayak) $50

Call to reserve your spot with Jax Surf and Paddle: 904-372-9083

2020 Tour Schedule (all tours @ 11 am): TBA


Atlantic Beach loves our Senior Citizens!  Seniors, looking for something to do... Join us at the Gail Baker Community Center with your friends or make new ones:

Senior Chair Aerobics - Every Wednesday @ 10:30 am

All programs listed are from 10:30 am - 12 noon

Transportation is available by calling 904-247-5851 (please call 2 days in advance)
Call LaTrenia for further information about the senior programs at 247-5251.


Photographed by Nancy Ruppert

Atlantic Beach is your beach.  Please enjoy our beautiful beaches, keep it clean, and only leave footprints & paw prints behind.

The City of Atlantic Beach allows leashed dogs on the beach, except while in the water. Please respect your fellow beach goers. 

Weddings on the beach require a permit issued at the Recreation Department.

Please dispose of all trash and pet droppings in the trash receptacles provided at each beach access. Respect others while on the beach and be safe. Thank you for making  "your" Atlantic Beach beautiful! 

(2016 Photo Contest Submission Photographed by Nancy) 



September 2020 

Due to COVID-19, the Gail Baker Community Center, Jordan Center, Adele Grage Cultural Center are closed until further notice. City-permitted and City-sanctioned events at those facilities and parks are suspended until further notice. Atlantic Beach Recreation Department events are indefinitely postponed. We will post here when they are back on schedule.

For more information contact the Recreation office at 904-247-5828, or email