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“Overlook St. John's River”
Review of Memorial Park

Memorial Park
Ranked #23 of 171 things to do in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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, fisherman, 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.
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Overlook St. John's River”
Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Saw some people fishing from the wall. Some were catchin croaker...really good fish :-). Its fairly peaceful for the most part. Although it was near a street it didnt seem to be a lot of noise.

1 Thank Iknofun13
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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Quiet and serene”
Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

A nice park for a stroll or sit on the benches to gaze into the river, although the water is brown. The trees with Spanish moss is nice to look at though. It's close to some of the fast food and regular restaurants though, so it would be nice to bring lunch there on a nice day.

1 Thank Lucy K
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Jacksonville, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
320 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Recipe for a Perfect First Date! Beautiful Park!”
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Recipe for a perfect first date: Bring a picnic lunch, blanket and sunscreen and sit directly in the center of the park. Enjoy your lunch, drink plenty of water (or your beverage of choice.) Then lay back and take in the amazing view of the sky and tranquil environment. Then stroll around the surrounding nature trail and make your way to the incredible direct view of the river. Then go in for the first kiss......
This is a beautiful park that is a Jacksonville must-do!
My husband and I have visited Memorial Park on several occasions and it always leaves us in a blissful mood!

Visited February 2014
Thank Katie U
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Plainfield, Indiana
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful views.”
Reviewed 15 January 2014

We loved strolling through here and took many, many pictures. It is a short walk from the Riverdale Inn where we stayed. It was always my first walk in the morning...with my first cup of coffee.

Visited October 2013
Thank Jeannie L
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Florida, USA
Level 6 Contributor
443 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“Nice park on the river”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Memorial park is a small but pretty park on the river in Riverside. It has a large lawn that is good for picnics and throwing around a frisbee. Plenty of nice shady oak trees for hot days. A nice quiet spot near downtown.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank Nevyntoo
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