6135 Youngerman Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32244
Phone: (904) 777-5313
Fax: (904) 778-1545
Being the oldest school in County, the Orange Park Elementary School was built in 1927. The structure of the building is simple yet charming. The school continues to function even today.
Jungle Quest is an indoor rock climbing and zip lining adventure center for children. There are rope bridges, jungle slides, tree houses, climbing walls, zip lines, and party rooms to make for a high activity, confidence building party for kids. Jungle Quest specializes in birthday parties for children ages 5 to 12, but can also host private parties for youth groups, sports teams and more for both children and adults. The zip lines and climbing wall are safe and fun for children and adults. Parents can watch from the viewing area while their kids play on zip lines and climbing wall under the supervision of their trained staff.
This nature preserve is soon to be renamed Ortega Preserve. Ringhaver Park offers more than 500 acres of natural land on the banks of the beautiful Ortega River, close to Orange Park and the Jacksonville Naval Air Station. Bike and nature trails wind through the park, which offers scenic picnic areas and spots to enjoy the surrounding wildlife. There is a huge themed play area for children, which includes pirate ships, sandboxes and jungle swings. There are also a few tennis courts and baseball diamonds. Admission to the park is free.
Welcome to Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park, Jacksonville's largest city-maintained park, which stretches across more than 500 acres, featuring a nature education center, walking and biking trails and a wildlife watchtower. There is a year-round nature program for children, and adults can join in the outdoor classroom's educational and entertaining pastimes. Picnic areas are scattered throughout the park, with pavilions, grills, archery range and kiddy playground. The entrance is located on Roosevelt Boulevard, across from the main entrance to Jacksonville Naval Air Station southwest of downtown. There is no charge for entry into the park.
The Mandarin Museum & Historical Society manages the Walter Jones Store and Post Office Museum. The building served as a general store till the mid-1960s and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Here, you can browse through the store's original fixtured as well as objects pertaining to that era.
Popularly known as the Alfred I. duPont Estate, the Epping Forest is spread over 53 acres of land. This site features an estate where a luxurious mansion that overlooks the river is seen. The house in it's Spanish Revival is a beauty to watch, this mansion houses the Epping Forest Yacht Club. Today, the Club is a museum that showcases an amalgamation of the beauty of yesterday and the happening lifestyle today. This mansion is said to be the most grand beauty that exhibits the tradition and beauty of yesterday.
Mandarin Park has acres of space and plenty of activities for the whole family. There are tennis courts, nature and bike trails, picnic shelters, three playgrounds and open spots to throw down a blanket and soak up some rays. Try your hand at fishing off the small pier, or stop by the Visitors Center to browse interesting natural history exhibits. The park is right off the I-295 on San Jose Boulevard and Westburry Road.
All Saints dates back to 1895, constructed with the help from the Florida East Coast Railroad. Located near the historic San Marco Square area, it is a short drive from downtown. All Saints Early Learning and Community Care Center provides a safe, friendly place for both young children and seniors in need. Funeral services are also provided to those particular needs, as well.
Bold City Brewery is the result of Brian & Susan Miller's hard work and passion. Brewing began in 2002 and now Bold City Brewery has the honor of creating Jacksonville's own selection of Craft Beer. Bold City has its own Tap room and a menu that includes burgers, whole wings and pulled pork. Bold City enjoys hosting football / game parties and even private events. The brews that can be credited to them are the Killer White Cream Ale, Mad Manatee and the Smokey Porter. Visit website for more information.
Opened in 1961, this museum and art education center has handsome gardens with fragrant blooms, and peaceful, winding walkways. The permanent collection at Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens focuses on the history of art with exhibits spanning the eras from ancient times to the 20th century. Temporary exhibits are also presented throughout the year. The museum is located off I-95, and approximately five minutes from downtown.
Touted as the longest continuously running community theatre in the United States, Theatre Jacksonville brightens the historic San Marco District with its funky, art-deco facade of cool purples and neon lights. Since 1919, Jacksonville Theatre has been engaging audiences with live plays and musicals. Today's current troupe, consisting primarily of volunteer talent, has recently performed such plays as "Once Upon a Mattress" and "Spinning into Butter."
Wat Khmer Savy Rattanaram is a Cambodian Buddhist temple in Jacksonville. Although it is tucked among homes on Clinton Avenue, the temple is one of the largest such temples in the United States. The large Buddha statue inside and many building materials were brought in from Cambodia. The size and shape of the temple is similar to the ones in Cambodia and has been built strictly according to Buddhist rules.