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Metropolitan Park

4110 Gator Bowl Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 630-0837
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Ranked #32 of 97 Attractions in Jacksonville
Type: Parks
Most recent review
- May 13, 2014
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Winter Park, FL
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Came to J-vile to attend Welcome To Rockville at Metropolitan Park. The park itself was enormous, and I imagine when not being used by 25,000+ patrons watching a heavy metal concert festival...that it's truly a gorgeous place. The Marina was beautiful, but the water was dirty. Lots of trash floating near the shoreline. Saw a beautiful old-fashioned pirate ship docked,... More

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Jax, FL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

the grounds are wide open, need to be cleaned. plenty of outdoor potties beverage stands. next to the river and pretty cool!

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

MetPark was once a great performance venue. Every year they hosted the Jazz festival and the symphony starry nights series. Lately it is run down and under used. Winey neighbors across the river would love to see it shut down. With the right upgrades, this venue could improve acoustics and block much of the noise crossing the river. I would... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Big, open venue with excellent views from anywhere in the park. Sadly, it could be used quite regularly and not even used but a few times per year. There is nothing nicer than an outdoor concert any time of the year in Jacksonville and the revenue it could bring but alas it is hardly used.

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Georgia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

This was a good venue. Wide Open, so the first day sun and heat played a number on us, but the venue itself was very good to accommodate the huge number of festival goers. I really liked that the music stages/ areas were separate from the restrooms, food, and vendors. It gave me a chance to "chill" away from the... More

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Hollywood, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Although it was quite warm, we purchased VIP tickets which offered seating really close to the stage, dining, cash bar and the facilities were in close proximity of our seating. You'll want to try Jacksonville's Water Taxi's, which offers another view of this historical city. Great seafood. Super nice people. Helped in a small way to makeup for the awful... More

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The Funkfest is a Jacksonville annual event. This event is awesome. If you ever get the chance you must attend. This was my 2nd time. Great R&B music. Never a dull moment. Can't wait to find out the lineup for next year.

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Inverness, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

PLEASE.... bring the Jacksonville Jazz Festival back to Metro Park!!! No one wants to sit on hot streets or parking lots! It used to be wonderful....a rite of spring.....sit out on the hill, listen to great music....you could sit there all day. WHY WAS IT MOVED TO DOWNTOWN???

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Saint Augustine, FL
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Just recently went there May 5th for the World Nations Celebration event. It was like Epcot came to Jacksonville. The park is large and offers walking paths that are shaded annd some that go along the water. This event had different countries being represented with music, food, and items for sale that represented their country. In the past they have... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We went to Rockville for the first time. It was a total blast and we were impressed on how well it was run. It was located at the Metropolitan Park, which we thought was a great location along the river. It was kept very clean and there were plenty of restrooms. Thoroughly enjoyed our 2 days there!

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