Numerous parks, trails, playgrounds and even an arboretum allow Lake Lucina residents to enjoy walking, hiking and sports. Locals immerse themselves in music, theater and culture through year-round events in this area. They also enjoy activities such as fishing, boating and swimming near the St. Johns River.
A nice place for kids, the Arlingwood
Playground has two playground areas, canopies, benches and a trail around the play area. Make a plan to go fishing at Blue Cypress Park, which is equipped with a fishing pier and boardwalk along the St. Johns River. The park's 118 acres also include small ponds, wooded areas, a community center and a swimming pool.
Spend a few dollars and visit the Tree Hill Nature Center, featuring wooded trails, wildflowers, massive oaks, an indoor discovery center and a touch pool. Kids enjoy watching the chickens, goats, alligators and turtles. Pack a picnic lunch to eat at one of the many picnic areas. The 50-acre park includes three ecosystems. Every April, this center hosts the Butterfly Festival.
The Metropolitan Park in the downtown Jacksonville area serves as a venue for Jazz Fest, celebrating local and national musicians. Taste exotic foods and experience culture and art from around the world at the World of Nations event held in this park in the spring.