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St. Marys Howard Gilman Memorial Waterfront Park

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A major part of why we moved to Saint Marys

There is something magical about this park. It has something for everyone. Grab a book and your... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ed M
Wonderful park

I brought my husbands nephew and his family here to the park so they could see the river and so the... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2019
Leslie A
St. Marys, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park was undergoing renovations so I am not sure of the total area experience. It was very quiet and there were few visitors.I could imagine that it would be a nice place to sit and read on a bench overlooking the water or swing...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is something magical about this park. It has something for everyone. Grab a book and your mate and swing on a bench while you watch the sun set over Florida. You could picnic at a table by the fountain while the spray drifts in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ed M
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

I brought my husbands nephew and his family here to the park so they could see the river and so the kids could play after being in the car for two days...driving down from IN. It was wonderful!!! They all had a great time!!! Playing...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Leslie A
Reviewed April 8, 2019

Fountains, swings, fishing and beautiful scenery. They are ripping up the road in the area, so it is a bit of a mess.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ladyme1
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Every waterfront city should have a park like this! Exceptional place to view sunset, for families and couples alike to enjoy.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank luannmalark
Reviewed March 2, 2019

Great place to take your dog for a walk. The views along the water and from the ends of the piers were stunning. I got several nice photos of the park and of several water birds.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Steve R
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful peaceful park and amazing views. Has nice adult swings that face the water; a promenade, great place to meditate and people watch. It’s all so lovely and a must if you come to St Mary’s. The ferry is right next to this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful park, very comfortable, lots of places to stop and enjoy the view. Just watch out, in the evening, for an onslaught of gnats. But hey, that’s just part of the South Georgia/Florida experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kevinatlnta
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Wife and I were visiting St. Marys for a few days, and the park was right next to our restaurant for dinner so we checked it out. It's beautiful - right on the river, with benches, swings, a playground, and a big gazebo at the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Kids enjoy playground, hunting for rocks and running free. Concerts are free and family orientated.ice cream shop near by as well as snack shack. Boat ramps being rebuild after hurricane. Some restaurants.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mary M
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December 22, 2018|
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Response from ukienomad | Reviewed this property |
Seems like johnroyal answered your question very thoroughly. lol good luck and merry Christmas!!!
June 14, 2017|
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Response from GailG666 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a pretty nice playground, good food and small shops.
April 13, 2017|
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Response from higginsfred | Reviewed this property |
There is no beach here. There also is no beach at Crooked River State Park as another answer suggested. There are beaches at Cumberland Island accessible by ferry or at Jekyll Island and St Simons Island accessible by car.