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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

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.

Register for Amelia Preschool and Camp Amelia Afterschool Program at the Atlantic Center!!!

We still have space in both our Amelia Preschool and Camp Amelia Afterschool Program.   

Amelia Preschool

  • Children must be 3 by September 1st, 2014
  • Half-day rates (9:00am-12:00pm Monday-Friday):  $50/week City residents, $63 Non-City ($10 discount for additional siblings)
  • Full-day rates (7:30am-6:30pm Monday-Friday):  $100/week City residents, $125 Non-City ($10 discount for additional siblings)

Camp Amelia Afterschool Program

  • Kindergarten through 5th grades
  • Program days/hours are Monday-Friday from end of school day until 6:30pm
  • $55/week City residents, $68 Non-City ($10 discount for additional siblings)

Both of these programs operate out of the Atlantic Recreation Center.  For more information, click on the "Youth Services" link in the left-hand column.


Fall Youth Basketball League Registration through October 3rd
Youth basketball is making its triumphant return to the Fernandina Beach Parks & Recreation Department!  Registration for our Fall 2014 season begins August 18th.  Four age groups will be offered:
  • 10U (8-10) - co-ed
  • 12U (11-12) - separate boys and girls divisions
  • 14U (13-14) - separate boys and girls divisions

Registration fees:  $45 City residents, $55 Non-City ($5 discount for additional siblings)

For more information, click the "Athletics" link in the left hand column.

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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 - 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 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