The Shared Use Path is a pedestrian/bike path with two 6-foot-wide lanes made for walkers, cyclists and runners to safely cross from one side of the river to the other. It is on the southside of the Fuller Warren Bridge and is separated from traffic by fencing. The path also features lighting and lookout areas where pedestrians can pause to take in the gorgeous sights of the St. Johns River.
There are two access points that pedestrians can use to enter the path. One is in Riverside, on Riverside Avenue, which features free public parking under the Fuller Warren Bridge where the Riverside Arts Market is held. Some nearby attractions include the Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens, Memorial Park and shopping in Five Points. Nearby restaurants include River and Post, Hoptinger Bier Garden, Corner Taco and more.
The second access point is from the sidewalk next to the river behind Nemours Children’s Hospital in San Marco. If you decide to start in San Marco, there is paid public parking available near the entrance. Some nearby attractions include Riverfront Park and shopping in San Marco Square. San Marco dining options include TAVERNA, Town Hall, Bistro AIX, V Pizza, The Bearded Pig and more.
The next time you are up for an adventure, take a warm, breezy walk across the Shared Use Path and explore two of Jacksonville’s historic neighborhoods.