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Address: 1620 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204
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Description: Memorial Park is located at 1620 Riverside Avenue, between Margaret Street...
Memorial Park is located at 1620 Riverside Avenue, between Margaret Street and Memorial Park Drive in Riverside near the 5 Points area of Jacksonville, Florida. It is one of Jacksonville's best loved treasures. Located along the banks of the majestic St. Johns River (incidentally, at one of its widest points, as it starts to turn east from its southern source towards its mouth at the Atlantic Ocean), this six-acre park draws visitors from across the Northeast Florida community. On any given day, families and friends, athletes and yogis, sunbathers, fisherman, and readers enjoy a quiet respite with magnificent views from this landmark open space. The park is walking distance to local restaurants and pubs, the shops at 5 Points, and the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, and just a short drive to Downtown.
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Peaceful and Friendly

As new transplants into the area, we bumped into this park while driving around. This park is beautiful!! right off the river and plenty of space for everything. Walkers, Joggers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

As new transplants into the area, we bumped into this park while driving around. This park is beautiful!! right off the river and plenty of space for everything. Walkers, Joggers, dog walkers , sitters , picnic, soccer games, frisbee, yoga U name it . Even with all of the people ....It's peaceful

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Stanley, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My, husband and I always enjoy going to this park with our Dog Grizzy. I find it relaxing at times. I enjoy looking out over the St. John's River. If your lucky you might see a dolphin out there.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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172 reviews 172 reviews
64 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We've been to Memorial Park numerous time and always had a great experience. We recently brought a picnic lunch (there are numerous trash cans scattered throughout the park) and a small portable battery operated tv to sit and watch the football game. We ended up being so delightfully distracted by the playful squirrels in the park that we hardly watched... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
58 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a nice little place to walk around and look out over the water. There are some pretty cool statutes and a little walking track of sorts around it. It's relaxing.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Went to Memorial Park with my daughter on a beautiful day in May. Middle of day and middle of week very peaceful lunch

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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Saw some people fishing from the wall. Some were catchin croaker...really good fish :-). Its fairly peaceful for the most part. Although it was near a street it didnt seem to be a lot of noise.

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

A nice park for a stroll or sit on the benches to gaze into the river, although the water is brown. The trees with Spanish moss is nice to look at though. It's close to some of the fast food and regular restaurants though, so it would be nice to bring lunch there on a nice day.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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172 reviews 172 reviews
64 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Recipe for a perfect first date: Bring a picnic lunch, blanket and sunscreen and sit directly in the center of the park. Enjoy your lunch, drink plenty of water (or your beverage of choice.) Then lay back and take in the amazing view of the sky and tranquil environment. Then stroll around the surrounding nature trail and make your way... More 

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Plainfield, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We loved strolling through here and took many, many pictures. It is a short walk from the Riverdale Inn where we stayed. It was always my first walk in the morning...with my first cup of coffee.

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Florida, USA
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367 reviews 367 reviews
141 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Memorial park is a small but pretty park on the river in Riverside. It has a large lawn that is good for picnics and throwing around a frisbee. Plenty of nice shady oak trees for hot days. A nice quiet spot near downtown.

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