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Couple having a picnic on the beach near Mirador & Stovall at River City Apartments in Jacksonville, Florida

JACKSONVILLE'S BEST PICNIC SPOTS

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Are you looking to enjoy a relaxing afternoon?

Then pack a basket full of fried chicken and macaroni salad and enjoy a picnic at one of the following destinations:

Memorial Park

Designed by the famed Olmsted brothers one hundred years ago, Memorial Park is one of the city's most beloved treasures. It was constructed to honor the Floridians who died in service during World War I and was paid for by the citizens of greater Jacksonville. At the center of the park stands a famous statue known as "Life," and as visitors enjoy their picnic, they can take in scenic water views.

Friendship Fountain

Dedicated in 1965, Friendship was once the world's largest and tallest fountain. It features 265 lights and pumps anywhere from 3,500 to 6,500 gallons of water per minute to a height of one hundred feet. The fountain is one of the city's most recognizable attractions and is an ideal setting for a picnic. A patriotic soundtrack plays at various times including at 12:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens

The Jacksonville Arboretum is a 120-acre urban woodland. It opened in 2008, and the land has an interesting history as the Humphries Gold Mining Company operated strip mines here from 1944 to 1961. Workers mined for minerals to make titanium which impacted the soil and vegetation in parts of the arboretum. Today, these areas are recovering, and the property is home to an array of towering trees and colorful flowers. The boardwalks, trails, and picnic tables found throughout were built by community volunteers, and visitors can explore daily.

These are just a few of the picnic destinations near our apartments in Jacksonville, Florida. If you are searching for a place to call home, please contact our leasing agents to schedule a tour where you can see our community firsthand.

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