Hemming Park

Hemming Park, Jacksonville: Hours, Address, Hemming Park Reviews: 4/5

7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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Hemming Park is Jacksonville's oldest public park, bringing families and the community together for concerts, meals, arts and cultural events, and more!
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< 1 hour
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YcnanGA
Savannah, GA163 contributions
Dec 2020
Apparently the park has been re-named recently, perhaps when the soldier was removed from the former Confederate statue. It is now James Weldon Johnson Park. Visiting during the pandemic meant that we were easily able to find metered parking right next to the park, and also that we were not encountering many people on the streets. The artwork in the park and on surrounding streets is top notch. We especially enjoyed the murals within easy walking distance of the park. It looks like this could be quite the community space; even on a Monday afternoon in December there was music alternating between live and DJ (and a giant Christmas tree with lights that "danced" to the music!) There do seem to be an awful lot of homeless people in the area, which is probably why we couldn't find a bench to sit on anywhere (the homeless were not occupying the benches, there are none.) If you enjoy public art and a nice variety of architecture this is worth a visit.
Written December 20, 2020
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BigMerk
Glasgow, UK1,676 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
The park was very lively on a Sunday morning when we visited. There was music, food trucks and stalls. It’s a small oasis among the shops and (mainly) Government offices around it. Worth a look.
Written September 10, 2019
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Linda D
Portland, ME2,534 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
A confederate monument, sculptures, mosaic walls, fountains and countless homeless. We did not feel overly comfortable in this area but wanted to see the walk through head in the park.
Written April 6, 2019
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Sherri W
Macon, GA217 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
We enjoy walks through historic venues but could not find a place to park that didn’t require a pass.
The neighborhood surrounding the area is filled with beautiful, colorful art and the park itself while the oldest has modern art as well. We would have loved to visit and take a walk thru this small park but it didn’t seem very welcoming to non-locals.
Written September 3, 2018
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WChien
Miami, FL21 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
the kids liked the giant chess and walking around the water fountain. there's live music, a food truck cafe and seating area.
Written March 5, 2017
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NieSam
Maine903 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
We found ourselves here on a Saturday afternoon and were surprised at the level of activity. There was music playing, kids at the playground, people eating and some just listening to the music. It was nice to stroll through and everyone we passed greeted us with a smile!
Written February 12, 2017
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Peggy K
Afton, MN33 contributions
Jun 2016 • Business
In town for a conference and I needed a walk. My co-worker and I walked to this park. It is a fun place! There are sculptures done with a variety of materials, some of them commemorating historical events, some current events and some of them using materials that were recycled.

There was a group of men playing cards, chess and board games listening to music at a comfortable level, a special section for children to play and a really nice park attendant helping people out and answering questions about the park.

It was a really nice break from a really busy conference.

Written June 9, 2016
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Jaxkid
Jacksonville Beach, FL6 contributions
Mar 2016 • Friends
A nice park itself with plenty of interesting spots nearby. The plaza is bordered by City Hall, Museum of Modern Art, Main branch of Jacksonville Public Library, Chamblin's Uptown, Sweet Pete's candy shop and more. Food can be purchased nearby and food trucks are onsite for food and coffee (at least during the day). We brought our lunch to the outdoor tables on a sunny weekday and listened to live music. There were lots of people around of all ages enjoying being outside on a nice day. Very pleasant and relaxing experience.
Written March 30, 2016
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snaggedy
Jacksonville, FL361 contributions
Feb 2016
Hemming Park has completely reinvented themselves! What used to be a questionable area of town has now been changed into a hub of positive family and friends activities. Today we enjoyed a David Bowie tribute concert at Hemming Park. It was fantastic and all the proceeds went to a non for profit agency.
Written February 13, 2016
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FoodFunSun2016
Fort Lauderdale, FL458 contributions
Jan 2016 • Solo
Hemming Park is Jacksonville's oldest city park and was the site of a 1960 Civil Rights demonstration. This city park was very busy during my Saturday afternoon visit. There was a chess meet-up meeting, kids in the pay area, artists and homeless but I never felt unsafe. I had to walk a few blocks but there is plenty of on-street meter parking all around the park. Recently there was a 'Blue Trees Project' in which 40 trees were painted blue to raise awareness of the importance of trees in the city. Stop by Sweet Pete's candy store across the street after you visit the park.
Written February 2, 2016
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