ALERT: Some parks are closed or operating under restricted access and/or services due to COVID-19. Please visit our PARKS UPDATE PAGE to learn which parks are affected.


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.

ACCESSIBLE – National Park sites: Fort Caroline National Memorial and Kingsley Plantation grounds are accessible Wednesday through Sunday. Visitor centers and some buildings may not be open.

See below for lists of parks.

Timucuan Parks Foundation is the nonprofit that provides programming, funding, and volunteers for Jacksonville’s natural areas 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 the Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve (National Park Service). TPF is the official charity partner of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.

For more information, please send an email to info @


City of Jacksonville/JaxParks

Mayor Lenny Curry announced that effective May 6, 2020, Duval County beaches will be open with no time limits or activity restrictions. While this is a positive step, citizens are encouraged to be cautious and responsible. Please continue to practice social distancing and keep group sizes small.

Beach Parks

Florida State Parks

Visitation Updates (normal fees apply)

  • Due to local orders, facial coverings or masks are required inside buildings for staff and visitor safety.
  • The Fort George Inlet Parking area at the south end of Little Talbot Island is closed.
  • Visitors are expected to maintain distances of at least six feet apart.

Find out safety updates, park and campground access, and visitation hours of Florida State Parks in Jacksonville at the following:

Learn more at the Florida State Parks update page.


Due to recent statewide park closures from COVID-19, Florida State Parks will honor all current Annual Entrance Passes for 2 months past the marked expiration date. This applies to passes purchased 3/1/2019 – 6/30/2020. Simply present your pass card, like normal, at the time of admission. Please visit the Florida State Parks annual pass page for more details.

National Park Service

The grounds of these sites are accessible Wednesday through Sunday, 9 AM to 5 PM:

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: