262 – that’s how many! Not to mention the community centers and recreational complexes. Jacksonville owns and operates the most municipal parks in the country. Over 80,000 acres are dedicated to public space – which rivals that of other, world renowned cities like Rome and Paris.
Mostly, the lands are ecological and game hunting preserves. But a good portion of it is also city parks, and we have no shortage of them. There are over 400 parks in the city limits.
For a full list of parks, recreation centers and hunting preserves visit here. http://www.coj.net/departments/parks-and-recreation.aspx