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Parks & Recreation
Nan Voit
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Nan Voit, Director of Parks & Recreation

Cindy Nance, Office Assistant

Donna Kelley, Office Assistant

Parks & Recreation Dept.
2500 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL  32034

Ph: (904) 310-3350
Fax: (904) 310-3462

Hours
8:00am - 6:30pm
Monday - Friday
Saturday
8:00am - 4:00pm

The Parks & Recreation Department is committed to enriching the quality of life through exceptional programs, parks, and other facilities, while preserving the community’s natural environment for the enjoyment of our citizens.  The Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for:

  • City Parks
  • Sports Facilities
  • Recreation Centers
  • Egans Creek Greenway
  • Amelia Island Lighthouse
  • Bosque Bello Cemetery
  • Landscaping of Historic Downtown
  • Special Events Permits
  • Fernandina Beach Bicycling Routes

                                      
The Department also offers various adult and youth sports and activities, camps, senior programs, instructed programs, and special events.

Financial assistance is available for any City resident that meets the financial criteria. Anyone interested should call the Atlantic Center Administrative Office at 310-3350 for more information.


Summer Camp Amelia Registration
Registration for Summer Camp Amelia, located at the Atlantic Recreation Center, has begun at the Atlantic Recreation Center.  Ages 4 - 12.  For more information, click on the "Youth Services" link in the left hand column on this page. 

Summer Group Swim Lessons' Registration
Registration for our "Learn to Swim" Program summer group swim lessons has begun at the Atlantic Recreation Center.  Morning lessons are offered at the Atlantic Pool, and evening lessons are offered at the MLK, Jr. Pool.  For more information and the full schedule of lessons, click on the "Aquatics" link in the left hand column on this page.

Pirate Playground Grand Opening - May 10th
Installation of the much anticipated Pirate Playground, an all-accessible playground for children of all types of physical abilities, is almost completed!  The grand opening of Fernandina Beach's newest children's attraction, which will be located behind the Atlantic Recreation Center, is scheduled for Saturday, May 10th!  For more information, log onto www.8flagsplayscapes.org

Resident ID Cards
In order to receive City resident rates for pool (Atlantic and MLK, Jr. Pools) or fitness (Atlantic Fitness Room and Peck Gym) use, patrons must show Resident Verification ID Cards. Applications for cards are available at the Atlantic Center and Peck Gym or download application here. Proof of residency (driver’s license, City water bill) required. First card is free; additional or lost cards are $1.00 each. Please allow 1-5 business days for cards to be produced. Cards must be renewed September 30th of each year.

Main Beach Boardwalk
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The Main Beach Boardwalk project has been completed!  The raised wooden boardwalk, officially opened during a ceremony on February 20, 2014, is 300 feet long, with two accessible beach access points.  It also includes turtle friendly lighting and two pavilions (sizes:  20' x 20' and 15' x 25').  The pavilions are available for private rental.  Call 310-3350 for rental information.   

Solar Heating Project
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The solar heating project at the Atlantic Recreation Center Pool was completed in the fall of 2013.  Estimated savings to the City over fifteen years is expected to be $250,000.  At current energy rates, it will take 4 – 5 years to recoup the project cost of $31,900.  The solar panels will work in conjunction with the electric and gas heaters to warm the pool to a temperature in the mid 80's. 

View pool fees: Link

Atlantic Fitness Room
Fitness Center
This workout facility at the Atlantic Recreation Center, opened in June 2013, possesses all of the equipment you need for a total body workout.  The price is right, whether paying daily or monthly fees, and there are NO initiation fees and NO contracts.  Personal training with a certified trainer is available.  If you're ready to get in shape, this facility will meet all of your fitness needs. 

Fitness Facility Fees: Link

Fitness Facility / Pool (Combination Membership Fees)
Monthly/Single:  $45 city/$56 non-city
Monthly/Couple:  $65 city/$74 non-city
Monthly/Family:  $85 city/$105 non-city

4 month/Single:  $135 city/$165 non-city
4 month/Couple:  $220 city/$275 non-city
4 month/Family:  $250 city/$310 non-city

12 month/Single:  $380 city/$475 non-city
12 month/Couple:  $585 city/$725 non-city
12 month/Family:  $715 city/$890 non-city