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Address: 1620 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204
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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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Beautiful Views in a Historic Side of Town

My family really enjoy this park so much we drive across town just for the views and great picnic atmosphere. There is a yogurt place across the street as well as a publix... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family really enjoy this park so much we drive across town just for the views and great picnic atmosphere. There is a yogurt place across the street as well as a publix. Parking has never been an issue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Peopled mostly by residents of nearby high rises and condos. Nice for sunrise strolls but sometimes attracts questionable people after dark.

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Thank 603maryellenb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being new to the Jacksonville area, I am still exploring and finding more and more gems. This is Memorial park. The following is a little bit about it. 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. Designed by the famed Olmsted Brothers almost... More 

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Thank Bill H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent park. Great scenery and very well kept. I come here to do yoga, or just enjoy the sight. Also great area for a picnic

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Thank Alexandria A
Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My kids and I love to go out to this park and spend an afternoon. It is very family and dog friendly with a beautiful view of the St. Johns River. There are plenty of places to eat near by and all are within walking distance.

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1 Thank ufgirl76
Gainesville
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The war memorial is very nice and it is well positioned close to the water. Other than that......a grungy, empty lawn, with a path (and some shrubs) around it. OK, so the space may be used for festivals etc. but I did expect a bit more

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Thank Jincognito
MemorialParkJax, Public Relations Manager at Memorial Park, responded to this review

Dear Jincognito, Built by the people of Jacksonville to honor the 1220 Floridians who died during World War I, Memorial Park, one of Jacksonville’s crown jewels, was dedicated Christmas Day 1924 on the banks of the St. Johns River. Designed by the renowned Olmsted Bros. landscape architecture firm, Memorial Park stands at the heart of one of Jacksonville’s great neighborhoods,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I work for a major airline and I frequently travel to cities throughout the United States and the world. In my opinion, Memorial Park in Jacksonville is arguably one of the finest waterfront, urban parks in the US, if not the world. . A wonderful place to enjoy both a sunrise AND a sunset. One of the few places in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Nice place on the river to walk and just relax and think. Small area close to shops and restaurants. Great for that after dinner stroll.

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Thank BeachladyFlorida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Just stepping into the park you are immediately brought back to post WW I Jacksonville. The park is dedicated to the fallen heroes of the Great War. Peace, tranquility, and a lovely commemorative bronze sculpture. The park has a feeling of a mini NYC Central park. Read up on its history and you'll understand. Definitely worth the stop.

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Thank George M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Great park for a picnic on the river. Not much parking, though plenty of parking between the park and 5 Pts., making it easy to walk to Publix or a one of the many eateries for a drink and bite.

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