PARK CLOSURES, OPENINGS & ONLINE RESOURCES
Public Health & Safety Regarding Coronavirus COVID-19
OPEN: City parks and preserves.
OPEN: State parks in Jacksonville are open with restrictions. See below for detail.
OPEN: National park sites are open as detailed below.
See below for lists of parks.
Timucuan Parks Foundation is the nonprofit that provides programming, funding, and volunteers for Jacksonville’s wilderness parks including but not limited to the city’s nature preserves, state parks, and national park sites. Our park partners are JaxParks (City of Jacksonville), Talbot Islands State Parks (Florida State Parks), and Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve (National Park Service). TPF is the official charity partner and friends group of Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.
For more information, please send an email to info @ timucuanparks.org.
WHICH PARKS ARE WHICH
City of Jacksonville
Beach & Nature Parks
- Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park description
- Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park operating hours, admission, and camping information
- Huguenot Memorial Park description
- Huguenot Memorial Park operating hours, admission, and camping information
Nature Parks and Preserves
- Alimacani Park and Boat Ramp
- Betz-Tiger Point Preserve
- Camp Milton Historic Preserve
- Castaway Island Preserve
- Cedar Point Preserve
- Dutton Island Preserve
- Huguenot Memorial Park
- Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail
- Julington-Durbin Creek Preserve
- Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park
- Reddie Point Preserve
- Sal Taylor Creek Preserve
- Seaton Creek Historic Preserve
- Thomas Creek Preserve
Florida State Parks
Talbot Islands State Parks
Find out safety updates, park and campground access, and visitation hours of Florida State Parks in Jacksonville at the following:
Keep up with news on the Florida State Parks safety update page.
ANNUAL ENTRANCE PASS
Visit the Florida State Parks annual pass page for more details about purchasing an annual pass.
CAMPING & LODGING RESERVATION
Visit the Florida State Parks camping reservations page to book camping and lodging sites.
National Park Service
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve
- Fort Caroline National Memorial – visitor center is open at reduced capacity. Hours are Wednesday – Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Public restrooms are open. The dock is open effective March 11, 2021 as a fixed dock (not floating).
- Kingsley Plantation – visitor center and gift shop open at reduced capacity. Hours are Wednesday – Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Public restrooms are open. The dock is closed due to damage.
And the following Timucuan Preserve trails are OPEN sunrise to sunset:
Reach the parks virtually with these resources as we keep our distance to stop the spread of COVID-19:
VIRTUAL TOURS & PARK VIDEOS
- Take a virtual tour of Kingsley Plantation
- Explore the Timucuan Preserve’s museum collection
- Enjoy a 360° video kayak tour and Timucuan Preserve introduction
- Discover the history of the area’s people
- Schedule a Timucuan Preserve virtual field trip for your class
- Hike virtually through the Theodore Roosevelt Area in the Timucuan Preserve
- See Kingsley Plantation and other sites of Jacksonville’s African-American Heritage Trail
- Jacksonville’s Sense of Place – Timucuan Parks Foundation
- Jacksonville Parks – Explore Our Natural Wonderland
- Exploring Northeast Florida’s Fort Caroline National Memorial
- Junior Ranger program for the Timucuan Preserve and Fort Caroline National Memorial (perfect for kids 4-12)
- Junior Ranger programs for all national parks
- How did the Timucuan make their own pottery? How to make your own.
- What would you write home as a 16th century settler?
- What is Spanish moss?
- Buddy Bison Backyard Bingo
- Explore the pollinators in your backyard
GAMES AND ACTIVITY & COLORING SHEETS
From our friends at the St. Johns River Water Management District and Visit Jacksonville
- Timucuan Preserve curriculum materials
- Kindergarten through 12th-grade lesson plans to assist in teaching various aspects of water resources, from the St. Johns River Water Management District