Public Health & Safety


All parks, preserves, and their facilities are CLOSED until further notice for public health and safety due to the coronavirus COVID-19.

Timucuan Parks Foundation is the nonprofit that provides programming, funding, and volunteers for City of Jacksonville preservation parks, the Talbot Islands State Parks (Florida State Parks), and the Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve (National Park Service).

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Reach the parks virtually with these resources as we stay-at-home to stop the spread of CORVID-19:


City of Jacksonville/JaxParks

All City of Jacksonville parks will be CLOSED from the end of business Friday, March 13, 2020 until further notice.

All park programming, including NatureScope programs, will be canceled. This will include volunteer projects that were currently on the schedule (such as the St. Johns River Cleanup).

These city closures include nature parks and preserves under Timucuan Parks Foundation’s purview:

Florida State Parks

Effective March 23, all state parks are CLOSED.

Effective March 21, state parks with beaches are closed. This includes Big Talbot Island, Little Talbot Island, and Amelia Island state parks.

Beginning March 19, visitor capacity will be reduced to less than 10 at parks with beaches and swimming areas.

Some state parks are OPEN for day use 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All events, activities, special event reservations, pavilion rentals and camping reservations are canceled for the next 60 days.

On March 20, campgrounds and all overnight accommodations will be fully closed. Existing overnight camping reservations that begin Wednesday, March 18, will be honored. Visitors must arrive prior to 5 p.m. on March 18 to secure their reservation. After Wednesday, March 18, all reservations moving forward will be canceled and refunded.

Learn more at the Florida State Parks update page.


• Amelia Island State Park (not under our purview) – closed March 21

• Big Talbot Island State Park – closed March 21.
– The Grand Site Cleanup Volunteer Day on March 21 is canceled.

• Little Talbot Island State Park – closed March 21

• Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park – closed March 23

• Fort George Island Cultural State Park – closed

• Ribault Club
– Closed effective Saturday, March 14
– Scheduled weddings will continue but additional bookings are suspended for the time being

• George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park – closed

• Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park – closed

National Park Service

Effective April 3, all Timucuan Preserve sites are CLOSED. This now includes Cedar Point, Theodore Roosevelt Area, and Spanish Pond.

“Effective immediately, Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve will be closed to all park visitors until further notice.  We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website and social media channels.” —NPS Timucuan Preserve press release

Timucuan Preserve sites are CLOSED until further notice:


Timucuan Parks Foundation