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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.

Register for our programs on-line!
You now have the capability to register for our programs on-line through the Parks & Recreation Department's RecPro website:  First-time users must create accounts.

Currently, users may register for the following programs on the RecPro website:
  • Amelia Pre-school, Camp Amelia Afterschool, and Summer Camp Amelia at the Atlantic Recreation Center
  • Senior trips
  • Homeschool swim clinics
  • Summer group swimming lessons
  • Summer Aqua Adventure Camp
  • Summer Junior Lifeguard Exploration
  • Scuba certification
  • 1-month, 4-months, and 12-months passes for Fitness, Pool, and Water Aerobics
  • Adult sports leagues

Also, rental fees for pavilions in City parks may be paid on-line, and requests for facility rentals may be made.

Coming soon:  payment of facility rental fees

Last week to register for summer Open Co-ed Softball League this week, May 22nd - 26th
Register through this Friday, May 26th for our summer adult Open Co-ed Softball League.

$275 team registration fee due by May 26th
$72 two-game refundable forfeit fee due by June 2nd.

Pay with cash, check, or credit card at Peck Gym from 11:00am-6:00pm.  For credit card payments over the phone, please call Atlantic Recreation Center - 904-310-3358.

Games on Mondays at the Ybor Alvarez Softball Fields beginning June 5th.  Open the following link for an informational flyer - Summer Open Co-ed Softball League; or visit

Last week to register for summer Adult Basketball League this week, May 22nd - 26th
Register through this Friday, May 26th for our summer Adult Basketball League.

$350 team registration fee due by May 26th

Pay with cash, check, or credit card at the Atlantic Recreation Center.  For credit card payments over the phone, please call 904-310-3358.

Games on Mondays and Thursdays at Peck Gym beginning June 5th.  Open the following link for an informational flyer - Summer Adult Basketball League

Register for Summer Learning Camp at MLK, Jr. Recreation Center
City residents only.  Ages 5-12.

Register now through June 2nd from 10:00am-5:00pm Monday - Friday at the MLK, Jr. Recreation Center on Elm Street.  Limit of 60 applicants will be accepted.

$75 registration fee per child for the summer.  Additional fees for field trips.

Camp dates:  May 30th - August 4th.  Camp days/hours:  Monday - Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm.

For more information, contact John Coverdell:  904-310-3351;

Camp Amelia Summer Program is full; waiting lists have been started
All age groups for the Camp Amelia Summer Camp at the Atlantic Recreation Center are now full (as of 5/11/2017):
  • Going into kindergarten - Going into 1st grade:  FULL
  • Going into 2nd grade - Going into 3rd grade:  FULL
  • Going into 4th grade - Going into 6th grade:  FULL

To add a child to a waiting list for either age group, please contact Felicia Giannini:  ; 904-310-3364. 

Register now for Summer Group Swimming Lessons
Registration for summer group swimming lessons, Junior Lifeguard programs, and Aqua Adventure Camp has begun at the Atlantic Recreation Center.  Click on the following link for the summer schedule:

Summer group swimming lessons, Junior Lifeguard, and Aquatic Adventure Camp

Ed Gaw Open Water Challenge this Saturday at Main Beach
May 27th, 2017
Registration at 7:00am
Race start at 8:30am
1 mile, 5K, and 500m swim events

For more information and to register online, visit the Open Water Challenge website:

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 - COMPLETED
  • Installation of new flooring in the MLK, Jr. Recreation Center Auditorium - COMPLETED
  • Expansion of the MLK, Jr. Recreation Center youth camp area
  • Replacement of the shade structure and awnings at the Atlantic Pool - COMPLETED
  • Installation of LED sports lighting on the soccer fields at the Fernandina Beach Athletic Complex - COMPLETED

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