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Visiting Memorial Park

Memorial Park is located at 1620 Riverside Avenue, between Margaret Street and Memorial Park Drive in Riverside near the 5 Points area of Jacksonville, Florida. It is one of Jacksonville’s best loved treasures. Located along the banks of the majestic St. Johns River (incidentally, at one of its widest points, as it starts to turn east from its southern source towards its mouth at the Atlantic Ocean), this six-acre park draws visitors from across the Northeast Florida community.

On any given day, families and friends, athletes and yogis, sunbathers, fishermen, and readers enjoy a quiet respite with magnificent views from this landmark open space. The park is walking distance to local restaurants and pubs, the shops at 5 Points, and the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, and just a short drive to downtown Jacksonville.

Location & Directions

Park Hours

Memorial Park is a public park belonging to the City of Jacksonville. As such, park hours are determined to be from sunrise to sunset, unless a permitted event is scheduled.

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Nearby Attractions

Situated along the banks of the St. Johns River, Memorial Park is within easy walking distance to a variety of retail, restaurants and historic residences. For those who live nearby, the park has provided a respite and a place of recreation for nearly 100 years.

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Cummer museum of art & Gardens

Distance: 0.3 miles

Along with Memorial Park, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is surely one of Jacksonville’s crown jewels, and it’s no coincidence that Ninah May Holden Cummer was a driving force in creating both. She developed a deep knowledge of Florida horticulture and advocated for greenspaces for the benefit of “all of the people.” The museum, its gardens and Memorial Park are outstanding examples of Ninah Cummer’s imprint on our city.

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Riverside Arts Market

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Riverside Arts Market

Distance: 0.4 miles

Created in 2009, Riverside Arts Market draws visitors from all over Northeast Florida, who come each Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to enjoy the harvest of local farmers, support the small businesses of artists, makers, bakers and food trucks, while enjoying family-friendly live music, dance and other performances.

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Five Points Jacksonville, FL

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5 Points

Distance: 0.1 miles

This eclectic, somewhat “Bohemian,” neighborhood within the Riverside area begins just outside the entrances to Memorial Park and encompasses roughly 70 blocks of retail, restaurants, residences, and recreation. Boasting vintage shops in business for four or more decades, restaurants with a wide variety of cuisines, and a quaint, nearly 100-year-old cinema, 5 Points was named after the five-street intersection which has stymied drivers for decades.

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