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Memorial Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

1620 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204, USA

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About Memorial Park

5.85-acre (23,700 m2) public park, located on the St. Johns River in Riverside, one of the most historic neighborhoods near downtown Jacksonville, Florida.


Attractions Near Memorial Park

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens0.5km from Memorial Park

It was founded in 1961 after the death of Ninah Cummer, who bequeathed her gardens and personal art collection to the new museum. The permanent collection of the museum currently includes over 5,000 works of art dating from 2100 BCE to the twenty-first century. The museum's collection is especially strong in European and American paintings and also includes substantial holdings of Meissen porcelain.

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens0.58km from Memorial Park

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is a magical place to enjoy an afternoon. Located on the banks of the St. John’s River, the museum houses one of the largest collections of European and American art from antiquity to modern day. Visitors can view highlights such as Rembrandt’s Self Portrait or Pierre-Auguste Renoir's The Bathers, but also explore outdoor galleries, sculpture gardens, and contemporary art installations in the historic gardens of Nicolai Fechin and Arthur Adams.

Riverside Arts Market
Riverside Arts Market0.7km from Memorial Park

The Riverside Arts Market in Baker County, Florida is a thriving destination for locals and visitors alike. Located along the scenic St. Johns River, the market brings together local artisans to showcase their craft during the outdoor winter season from September through March every Saturday morning. Visitors can expect to find everything from artisan jewelry and locally crafted furniture to handmade clothing and unique home décor.

Riverside Park
Riverside Park0.71km from Memorial Park

Riverside Park is one of the city's most treasured public spaces. With a picturesque view of the St. John's River, the park offers visitors many recreational possibilities such as fishing, picnicking, leisurely strolls and bike rides. The park has recently been renovated to include new playground equipment for children, a 45 foot zip line and four swingset. Nature enthusiasts also have twenty-three acres of wetlands and woods to explore with over 200 species of birds visiting each year.

Acosta Bridge
Acosta Bridge1.89km from Memorial Park

The Acosta Bridge is a bridge spanning the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, it connects San Marco to Southbank. Illuminations of colorful lights decorate the bridge at night, making it an iconic night-time landmark. At over 320 feet long and 70 feet tall, This Bridge offers spectacular views of the river waterfront below and an array of activities along both sides. In addition to foot traffic, large ships can easily pass beneath its large openings that accommodate rising river levels.

MOSH (Museum Of Science & History)
MOSH (Museum Of Science & History)2.07km from Memorial Park

The MOSH is a great place to spend the day with friends and family. This museum has many interactive exhibits that all ages can enjoy, from dinosaurs and space exploration to an exploration of local history. The planetarium at MOSH offers educational programs and shows that make learning about astronomy fun for everyone. In addition to the exhibits, the museum also hosts events throughout the year such as lectures, movies, workshops, craft classes and more

Where is Memorial Park

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Duval County
Duval County
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The county has an area of 918 square miles (2,380 km2), of which 762 square miles (1,970 km2) is land and 156 square miles (400 km2) (17.0%) is water.[8] The topography is coastal plain; however, there are some rolling hills.

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