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

Sarah Booker, Office Assistant

Donna Kelley, Office Assistant

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

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

7:00am - 7:00pm
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 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

Please allow three (3) business days for notification of approval or denial of financial assistance.  Notification may be made by phone call, email, or mailed letter.

Camp Amelia Summer Program Registration begins March 27th
Registration for the Camp Amelia Summer Camp begins Monday, March 27th at the Atlantic Recreation Center.  The summer camp is for kids going into kindergarten through going into 6th grade.

For more information, click on the "Youth Services" link the left hand column.

Summer Group Swimming Lessons Registration begins March 27th
Registration for summer group swimming lessons, Junior Lifeguard programs, and Aqua Adventure Camp begins Monday, March 27th at the Atlantic Recreation Center.  Click on the following link for the summer schedule:

Summer group swimming lessons

Free Tax Filing Assistance with VITA
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is providing free electronic and paper income tax filing assistance for low to moderate income tax filers at the Atlantic Recreation Center Auditorium through April 18th on the following days: 

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1:00-5:00pm
  • Wednesdays from 4:00-8:00pm

To make an appointment, call the Fernandina Beach Public Library at 904-530-6500.

What to bring with you to your tax filing appointment with VITA:

  • Photo identification
  • Original social security card
  • 2015 tax return
  • All 2016 tax documents (W-2; 1099; SSA-1099; and 1095 A, B, and C)


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 2016 - 2017
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:

  • Re-surface the Main Beach Multi-Purpose Court
  • Installation of new flooring in the MLK, Jr. Recreation Center Auditorium
  • Expansion of the MLK, Jr. Recreation Center youth camp area
  • Replacement of the shade structure at the Atlantic Pool
  • Installation of LED sports lighting on the soccer fields at the Fernandina Beach Athletic Complex

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.

NOTE:  Active and retired U.S. military receive City resident rates on all applicable department programs with valid military identification

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