Camp Tomahawk lies in Brierwood's northwest quadrant, just north of San Clerc Road. Established as a private day camp in the 1950s by Boles School instructor Octacio Garces, this park is a veritable oasis for Brierwood residents. Mature oak, pine and maple trees offer shade while a creek trickles across the 20.5-acre expanse, where unpaved trails beg exploration. You'll find grills, tables, trash barrels and a picnic shelter for summer barbecues.
The park also provides residents with other amenities, like a recently expanded playground, a water fountain and restrooms. It's an ideal — and cost-free — place to exercise
and establish a morning run routine.
Conveniently, Brierwood lies close to Jacksonville's fantastic 42-acre dog park, known as Dog Wood Park. Simply head north up Philips Highway, take the 202 exit, cross Route 95 and turn right onto Salisbury Road. You and your pooch will find the well-equipped park at the end of the lane.