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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
8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday

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 and playgrounds
  • Sports and fitness facilities
  • Recreation centers/swimming pools
  • Egans Creek Greenway
  • Amelia Island Lighthouse
  • Bosque Bello Cemetery
  • Landscaping of Historic Downtown
  • Special events permits
  • Bicycling brochure and map

                                      
The Department also offers or co-sponsors various adult and youth sports and activities; aquatics programs and scuba instruction; youth afterschool programs and summer camps; senior programs; instructed programs; and special events.

Financial assistance is available for City-sponsored programs to any City resident that meets the financial criteria.  Anyone interested should call the Atlantic Center Administrative Office at 904-310-3350 for more information.

To download a Financial Assistance Application, please click on the following link:  Financial Assistance Application


City Men's and Women's Tennis Doubles Championships
July 30th - 31st
Central Park Tennis Courts

Divisions (limit of 16 teams per division)
  • 6.0
  • 7.0
  • 7.5
  • 8.0
  • 8.5

Format:  best 2 of 3 sets, no-ad scoring

Entry fee:  $40 per team.  Registration deadline:  July 25th at 5:00pm

Click on the following link to download an entry form:  2016 City Tennis Doubles Championships entry form

Submit completed entry forms and fees at the Atlantic Recreation Center.

For more information, call Rod Gibson (904-891-6927) or email Michele Maharaj ()


Last Week to Register for Fall Adult Softball Leagues!
Monday, July 25th begins the last week to register for our fall Adult Softball Leagues (click on following link for registration flyer:  Fall 2016 Adult Softball Leagues Registration):

July 25th - 29th:  $385 team registration fee
Two-game refundable forfeit fees:  $72, due August 5th

Pay fees at Peck Gym Monday-Friday from 11:00am-6:00pm.  Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.  For credit card payments over the phone, call 904-310-3358.

Leagues offered:
  • Monday Recreational Co-ed.  ASA rules.  Season begins August 8th.
  • Thursday Men's Recreational "Hit Our Stick."  ASA rules.  Season begins August 11th.
  • Thursday Men's Open.  USSSA rules.  Season begins August 8th.

For more leagues' information, visit the adult softball leagues' website:  www.leaguelineup.com/fbflsoftball


Ichetucknee River Tubing Trip
August 3rd
Depart the Atlantic Recreation Center:  8:00am
Return:  6:00pm

$25/person City residents, $31 Non-City

Price includes transportation and tube rental.  Bring a lunch or purchase lunch at the concession stand at the park.

Register at the Atlantic Recreation Center.


"Mermaid for a Day" 1-day camp in August
August 4th
10:00am-2:00pm
Atlantic Recreation Center
Ages 5-9

Experience a day as a mermaid and even take a mermaid tail home! 

$50 City resident, $63 Non-City.  Register at the Atlantic Recreation Center.

Click on the following link for an informational flyer:  Mermaid for a Day


Fall Community Yard Sale
October 1st, 2016
8:00am - 1:00pm (set-up from 6:00-8:00am)
Atlantic Recreation Center
Auditorium and parking lot

Indoor and outdoor booth spaces available for rental
  • 10 indoor spaces available - $40 each.  Includes two 8' banquet tables and five chairs.
  • 35 outdoor spaces available - $15 each.  Tables and chairs not included.

Visit the Atlantic Recreation Center to reserve booth space(s).



Parks Master Plan
October 20, 2015: The City Commission adopted the Parks and Recreation Master Plan. This plan is directed by the City's Comprehensive Plan in the Recreation and Open Space Element.


Parks & Recreation Department Improvements for 2015-2016
With the City's new fiscal year now in effect, several improvements are planned for the Parks & Recreation Department.  Several of these improvements will be of great service to our citizens, including:

  • Purchase of a Mobi-Chair and over 200 feet of Mobi-Mat beach access mat (www.mobi-mat.com) that will provide for wheelchair accessibility on the beach.
  • Purchase of state-of-the-art recreation management computer software that will greatly improve administrative functions for the benefit of both employees and customers, including facility rentals; child care registration; program and activity registrations; payment processing; and many others. 
  • Construction of a viewing platform in the Egans Creek Greenway.
  • Construction of a walkover at Beach Access #33.
  • Resurfacing of the kiddie pool at the Atlantic Recreation Center.
  • Addition of a multi-purpose court at Central Park (west of Tennis Courts #3 & #4) that will include a pickle ball area.
  • Completion of the restrooms' expansion at Central Park.
  • New fence installation around the Main Beach Multi-Purpose Court and Skate Park.
  • Re-surfacing of the pool locker room floors at the MLK, Jr. Recreation Center.
  • Installation of irrigation in the Bosque Bello Cemetery.
  • Installation of new air conditioning system in Peck Gym.


City Resident Verification 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 City Resident Verification Cards.  Applications for cards are available at the Atlantic Recreation 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.

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