• It's easier to experience Northeast Florida's wild beauty at our beautiful parks.
    Jacksonville Parks

    Unplug and reconnect with nature

    It's easier to experience Northeast Florida's wild beauty at our beautiful parks. Learn More

  • Spend the day exploring the outdoors and delving into history with your favorite people.
    Fort Caroline

    Explore the outdoors with your family

    Spend the day exploring the outdoors and delving into history with your favorite people. Learn More

  • Jacksonville has miles of beautiful shoreline along the Atlantic Ocean.
    Jax Beach

    Miles of shoreline

    Jacksonville has miles of beautiful shoreline along the Atlantic Ocean. Learn More

  • From sunrise yoga to jogging along the beach, it's easy to stay active in Jax.
    Yoga Beach

    Be active while you're here

    From sunrise yoga to jogging along the beach, it's easy to stay active in Jax. Learn More

In The Outdoors Section

  • Be Active in Jacksonville

    Be Active in Jax

    Bring the running shoes, the yoga pants, and the workout gear, no matter what your level of fitness is or your sport of choice, you can enjoy a great active time in the “River City by the Sea.”


  • Featured Parks

    Featured Parks

    Jacksonville boasts the largest urban park system in the nation with more than 80,000 acres of parks, including 10 state and national parks, a national preserve, dozens of city parks and gardens, and an arboretum. Explore our unspoiled wetlands, marshes, and woods to experience the natural beauty of Florida’s first coast.


  • Zoo & Wildlife

    Zoo & Wildlife

    Enjoy a walking safari right here in Jacksonville at The Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens or Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary. Both offer a great family experience that's also educational!


  • Camping

    Camping

    What could be better than casting a line with the kids or snuggling close to someone special by the campfire? Many of Jacksonville's best campsites are just steps from white, sandy beaches along the coast.


  • Hiking

    Hiking in Jacksonville

    Jacksonville’s hiking trails wind through shaded and beachside areas and offer scenic views of waterways and marshes. Hikers frequently spot local birds and wildlife.


  • Birding

    Birding

    Jacksonville sits at the Northeast Gateway to The Great Florida Birding Trail and is a natural choice for a birding excursion. Dozens of state and national parks and nature preserves offer birders a dizzying array of species and habitats.


  • Biking

    Biking

    From strenuous mountain biking trails to family-friendly paved paths, Jacksonville offers a variety of options for cycling enthusiasts. Take advantage of rentals and guided tours to see Jacksonville’s natural side by bike.


  • Running

    Best Places to Run in Jacksonville

    Here are the top spots for obtaining a runner’s high in the Bold New City of the South.




Outdoor Activities, Parks & Zoo

Minutes away from Jacksonville's city center, a natural wonderland awaits.

Miles of untouched woodlands, marshes, beaches, and waterways await your observation and discovery. Jacksonville proudly boasts the largest urban park system in the country, with more than  80,000 designated acres, including the 46,000-acre Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.

Explore Northeast Florida’s unique ecosystem by hiking or biking along miles of designated nature trails, where you may spot one of hundreds of local bird species. Escape the everyday by spending an evening camping under the stars in one of our exquisite parks. Check out all the local campgrounds here!



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