Parks and Recreation: Parks Listing
Below is a listing of all the community,
neighborhood, and regional parks:
Please select below:
Pugh Park is
located at 317 S. West Street in Green Cove Springs and leased to the Green Cove Springs Athletic
Association (GCSAA). Recreational opportunities include one softball field, four
baseball fields, and two tennis courts. For information on activities and
sign-up dates, please contact the GCSAA at (904) 529-7800.
Harbor Soccer Complex
is a 28.96-acre soccer complex located at 4387
Lakeshore Drive adjacent to the Fleming Island Elementary School and is leased to the Clay County Soccer Club (CCSC). This park
consists of 12 soccer fields, a pavilion with picnic area, and an equipped play area.
For information on activities and sign-up dates, please contact the CCSC at
Rain Lake Park is a 34+-acre park
located at 6725 Little Rain Blvd. and is
leased to the Keystone Recreation Association (KRA). Recreational facilities
include two football fields, six baseball fields, two t-ball fields, a
basketball court, two tennis courts and an equipped playground. The site
also includes two restrooms, four covered pavilions with picnic areas and
a paved parking area. For information on activities and sign-up dates, please
contact the KRA at (352) 473-4400.
a 16-acre park located at 4317 County Road 218. Seven baseball fields surround a large concession
facility and allows for league and tournament competition. The park also
includes two football fields and a softball field and is currently leased to the
Middleburg Athletic Association (MAA). This park serves the Middleburg and Clay Hill areas.
For information on activities and sign up dates, please contact MAA at
C. Armstrong Park
is an 18+-acre park leased to the Clay County Adult Softball Association
and is located at 2445 CR 220 in Doctors Inlet. This park consists of three
softball fields, two tennis courts, a basketball court, a playground, two soccer
fields and five
covered pavilions w/picnic areas. There is also a voter precinct building
located on this site. For information on activities and sign-up dates, please
contact the CCASA at (904) 838-9958, Mr. Brian Milstead.
Van Zant Park is an 85-acre park
located at 2760 Sandridge Road off CR 739 B in the Penney Farms/Lake Asbury
area, and provides both activity-based and resource-based facilities.
Activity-based facilities include two basketball courts, four tennis courts, one
soccer field, one softball field, seven covered pavilions with picnic areas, one
volleyball court, and a fishing pond with four fishing piers. The resource-based
facilities consist of nature trails and additional picnic areas. There are two 34' x 28' covered pavilion for large family
functions. For information regarding the park and reserving the large pavilions, please contact the Parks &
Recreation office at (904) 284 or 269-6378.
a 12.75-acre park located at 2680 Gifford Avenue off Jefferson Avenue in the
area and is leased to the Tanglewood Athletic Association (TAA). This park consists of
five baseball fields, two tennis courts, three pavilions with picnic areas, a
ten-station fitness center and a fully equipped playground. For information on
activities and sign-up dates, please contact the TAA at (904) 276-7182.
Lakes Park is
a 50+-acre park located at 6065 Twin Lakes Road and is currently leased to the Keystone Youth Soccer Club (KYSC). This
park consists of one baseball field, three soccer fields, a modular playground, a pavilion with the picnic
area, two tennis courts and a new concession/restroom building. This park will also provide a
staging area/welcome station for the anticipated recreation/bike trail that will
utilize the abandoned rail corridor. For information on activities and sign-up
dates, please contact the KYSC at (352) 473-7777, Mr. Trevor Waters.
Odum Park is located at tat 445 Woodside
Drive and includes one softball field, five baseball fields and a
football field for league and tournament play. This park is leased to the Bel
Med Athletic Association (BMAA). For information on activities and sign-up
dates, please contact the BMAA at (904) 264-1910.
We are able to provide a variety of
recreational opportunities to Clay County's citizens and
visitors. Program and activity information may be
obtained by calling (904) 284 or 269-6378. We maintain 9
community parks, 19 neighborhood parks, and 11 public
boat ramp lanes, as well as approximately thirty-five
miles of hiking, biking and walking trails. We also
maintain a three-acre fishing pond in conjunction with
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
located at Ronnie Van Zant Park in the Lake Asbury area.
Creek Park and Trail
located at 7890 Hightway 17,
is a 15-acre site that serves as the staging area for the bicycle/pedestrian trail that runs
along Highway 17 between Green Cove Springs and Orange Park. The park provides a
paved parking area, a covered pavilion and a restroom.
located at 3228 Deerfield Point Drive within the Deerfield Point development in the northern portion of the
County. The 1.87-acre park includes
one picnic area with a covered pavilion and one fully equipped play area.
Park is located
at 2399 Lakeshoer Drive North on the corner of White
Owl Lane and Lakeshore Drive North on Fleming Island and provides a picnic area
with a covered pavilion and a 320-foot fishing pier. This one-acre passive park
provides access to Doctors Lake for fishing, small boats and canoes.
Park is a 7-acre park located at 1245 Forest Park Drive on Fleming
Island, and contains two basketball courts, one picnic area with a covered
pavilion, and one fully equipped playground.
Four Silo Park consists of two tennis courts, a basketball court, one softball field,
three picnic areas, and a playground on six acres, located at 1657 Farm Way, off
Foxmeadow Recreational Park is a
19+acre park located at 1155 Foxmeadow Trail off Old Jennings Road in the
northern section of the County. This park offers a large covered pavilion, 2
small pavilions, a double tennis court, an exercise trail, practice soccer
basketball court, an all-purpose ball field along with horse riding trails and
an equipped playground.
is a 2.86-acre park primarily serving members of the
Foxridge Homeowners and Civic Association. It is located at 2599 Bottomridge
Drive. This park includes three picnic
areas, two tennis courts, and playground equipment.
is a 1.13-acre park located at 245 Evergreen Lane. This park has three pavilions and four picnic areas, one
basketball court and a fully equipped playground.
is a 10-acre park located at 4427 Longmire Road in Middleburg. The park consists of a pavilion with large picnic
areas, one softball field, one basketball court, one tennis court, and a
playground. The park also provides a large meeting room for use by the
Forest Park is
a 2.8-acre park consisting of a fully equipped playground, four picnic areas,
three pavilions, and a basketball court. This park is located at 6183 Bermuda
Park is located at 6110 Kingsley Lake Drive.
This is a 1/2-acre park consisting of a tennis court, a picnic area with a
covered pavilion, and an equipped play area.
is located at 3788 Main Street next to the Main Street Boat Ramp in Middleburg on
the North Fork of Black Creek. This 5-acre park includes three pavilions with
picnic areas, playground equipment, an 825-foot boardwalk, and two fishing
Oak Creek Park
is a one-half acre park located at
1760 Castille Drive off Highway 17,
north of CR 220. This park includes one pavilion, one volleyball court, a picnic
area, and modular playground equipment.
is a .6-acre park located within the larger Omega Community
Park located at 4319 CR 218
in the Middleburg-Clay Hill area. This park consists of one pavilion with picnic
area, two tennis
courts, and a fully equipped playground.
a one-acre park with two tennis courts, and primarily serves the residents of
the Penney Farms/Pier Station area. It is located at 705 W. Hoffman Street.
Park is a
two-acre park consisting of a softball field, four picnic areas, a playground,
and a combined basketball/tennis court. It is located on Pier Station road.
Landing Park is a
.92-acre park located on Chief Ridaught Trail in the Doctors Inlet/Ridgewood
area at 3018 Chief Ridaught
Trail. This park has an equipped playground and a half basketball court.
Ronnie Van Zant
Playground is located within the larger Ronnie
Van Zant Community Park in the Penney Farms/Lake Asbury at
2760 Sandridge Road. This
five-acre park includes two pavilions, picnic areas, and modular playground
Park is a 9.27-acre park located on Fleming
Island at 5700 Highway 17
and is open for use by the public. This park provides a covered
pavilion and two multipurpose fields for practicing soccer and football, and
construction is complete on a new restroom building.
W. E. Varnes Park
is located at 3593 Fortuna
off Peoria Road, and has two tennis courts, a picnic area with a covered pavilion,
and an equipped playground.
south of Green Cove Springs. This one-acre
park includes two pavilions, two picnic areas, and a playground. The site is
heavily wooded and affords a good view of the St. Johns River. Williams Park is
an ideal spot for picnicking and other passive recreational activities.
located off SR 16 on the St. Johns River in the Green Cove Springs area.
This resource-based park contains 9,615 acres that are used for hiking,
fishing, picnicking, and horseback riding. Bayard Point Conservation Area is
owned and maintained by St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD).
For information, please contact the SJRWMD at (386) 329-4404 or on the web at
Ravines is a 973-acre regional park located
at 5645 Green Road along the south bank of Black Creek. Black Creek Ravines is a resource-based
park that provides such activities as horseback riding, hiking, and
picnicking, as well as fishing, boating and canoeing on Black Creek. Black Creek
Ravine is owned and maintained by St. Johns River Water Management District
(SJRWMD). For information, please contact the SJRWMD at (386) 329-4404 or on the
Blanding Wildlife Management Area is a
56,197-acre resource based park located opposite Gold Head Branch State Park.
The wildlife management area is used for hunting and fishing, and other
activities include swimming and picnicking. For information, please contact the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at (386) 758-0525 or on the
State Forest, located at 1337 Longhorn
Road in the northwest sector
of the County, contains a total of 23,995 acres, 12,500 of which were purchased
under the Conservation and Recreation Lands (CARL) Program. This state forest is
open during daylight hours for swimming, hiking, bicycling, canoeing, horseback
riding and wildlife viewing. The forest is open to regulated hunting and fishing
under the direction of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,
and the forest closes to all other recreational activities during hunting
periods. For information, please contact the Division of Forestry at (904)
291-5530, or on the web at
Mike Roess Gold
Head Branch State Park, the County�s major
regional park, is located east of SR 21, north of Keystone Heights. Activities
offered at this 2,000-acre site include camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing,
nature trails, canoeing and lakefront cabins. For information, please call (352)
Moccasin Slough is a 255-acre
parcel located located at Highway 17 and Raggedy Point Road on Fleming Island, stretching from Highway 17 east to the St.
Johns River, and contains 3,000 feet of frontage on the river. This parcel was
acquired through grants from the Florida Communities Trust and the Land and
Water Conservation (FDEP). It is one of the largest undeveloped tracts on the
river between Jacksonville and Palatka. Substantial improvements are scheduled
to begin October 2004.
A portion of the Florida Trail traverses
the southwestern quadrant of the County, entering at Camp Blanding and skirting
around the north side of Keystone Heights. This facility also passes through
Gold Head Branch State Park. The Department of Environmental Protection is
responsible for its management and upkeep within the State Park; where the Trail
passes over private lands, maintenance responsibility lies with the Florida
Trail Association, a private, non-profit organization. With a growing interest
in hiking, the Trail is anticipated to become an increasingly important
recreational resource in the County.