Sunday, January 29, 2006

Jacksonville outdoor recreation

Jacksonville Outdoors and Recreational Opportunities
With over 55,000 acres of parks, including state and federal lands, Jacksonville ranks first among U.S. cities in gross acreage for parks

Jacksonville is a recreation playground where visitors enjoy championship golf, tennis, boating and beach combing on some of the finest beaches in the country. Jacksonville's sunny climate suits year-round sports and recreational opportunities. Mild winters, a pleasant spring and fall, and warm summers are ideal for outdoor activities. Water is everywhere, with the St. Johns River as the focal point downtown and the Atlantic Ocean spanning miles of coastline. Above from the Jacksonville Convention and Visitors bureau

In addition to recreation, have no doubt about it... Jacksonville is a sports town. The Jacksonville Jaguars set the tone for a community brimming with diverse spectator events that will keep you on the edge of your seat. .
Things to do outdoors in Jacksonville and Duval county.
• Fishing-saltwater and freshwater
• Boating-Ocean or River
• Diving-Ocean wrecks
• Surfing-We have some of the best surfing in the state.
• Hiking
• Horseback riding
• Bike riding
• Birding
• Photography
• Windsurfing
• Kayaking—there are good rental locations and lots of places to launch.

Recreational Opportunities:
• #130 tennis courts
• # 17 Youth athletic associations
• # 12 Biking and hiking trails
• # 50 plus Golf Courses
• # 21 Boat Ramps
• # 10 Ball fields
• # 50 miles of beaches
• #6 Ocean beach parks
• #7 Adult Athletic associations
• #4 state parks with camping Full service campgrounds

To see a complete list fo to the site below

Other places to visit.
The Jacksonville Zoo.

70 acres along the St. Johns River, With more than 1,000 rare and exotic creatures. Be sure to check out the walking safari.

Alltel Stadium Home of the NFL Jacksonville.
The stadium is located on the eastern edge of Jacksonville's Downtown, on the western banks of the St. Johns River near the Hart and Mathews bridges.

Downtown Jacksonville
From Cafes and boutiques to museums and Art Galleries and Performing Arts..

A great place to dine and shop downtown on the St. Johns River A wide variety of shops, restaurants and eateries and hundreds of annual entertainment events make this one of the most popular visitor attractions in the city.

Whatever your recreational needs, Jacksonville and it’s surrounding beaches and parks have it.

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