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Parks & Recreation
Nan Voit
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

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

Please click here to take our Parks and Recreation Survey! We are conducting a needs assessment to determine our customer's needs and priorities. Please take a few minutes to complete our survey. The results will help us in developing our long-range Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan and keep our great quality of life in Fernandina Beach! The survey will be open until February 28th. 

Residents who receive paper utility bills will also receive a hard copy of the survey in their February bills that can be returned to the Atlantic Recreation Center at 2500 Atlantic Avenue or City Hall at 204 Ash Street. If you prefer a hard copy and do not receive a utility bill, please email .

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 and Fitness Facilities
  • Recreation Centers/Swimming Pools
  • 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, aquatics programs, youth 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.

Spring Adult Softball Leagues' Registration through February 9th

Five (5) leagues offered:

  • Recreational Co-ed (6 men/4 women minimum) - Mondays or Fridays 
  • Open Co-ed (6 men/4 women minimum) - Mondays
  • Men's - Thursdays
  • Women's - Thursdays

All leagues begin the week of February 23rd. 

For more information, please click on the "Athletics" link in the left-hand column, or log onto the Adult Softball Leagues' website:

Lifeguard Certification Course: March 13th - 22nd, 2015
American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification course offered on two consecutive weekends (Friday-Sunday).  Fridays from 5:00-9:00p, Saturdays & Sundays from 9:00am-4:00pm. 

Click on the following link for an informational flyer:  March 2015 weekend Lifeguarding course

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 renovated Main Beach Boardwalk officially opened during a ceremony on February 20, 2014, It is now a 300-foot long raised wooden boardwalk, 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 - Doing our part to save $$$
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 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 months/Single:   $140 City/$175 Non-City
4 months/Couple:  $225 City/$280 Non-City
4 months/Family:   $255 City/$315 Non-City

12 months/Single:   $380 City/$475 Non-City
12 months/Couple:  $585 City/$725 Non-City
12 months/Family:   $715 City/$890 Non-City