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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Memorial Park is in the heart of Riverside. Grab a coffee and bagel and head to the park for shaded peacefulness. I love the Art Deco Statue given to Jax in the 20's from France. Clean well maintained often events and meetings group here. The park is dog friendly and in a epic Jax neighborhood. I wish fountain worked but... More 

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Holly Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My husband & I used to visit when he was in the USN in 1984. It's such a sweet little neighborhood park. Folks were doing yoga & tightrope walking which was pretty cool. Great place for a family picture, we took a few :) Just nice to find some greenery in the city!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 1620 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville

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