Atlantic Beach Park Walk: Join Ellen as She Walks All of Our Beautiful Public Parks!

Ellen Glasser, candidate for Atlantic Beach Mayor, went for a walk to explore and showcase all of our beautiful public parks around our little seaside city. Enjoy! 

 Starting out at the center of our park universe, Jack Russell Memorial Park. We have it all here!

Starting out at the center of our park universe, Jack Russell Memorial Park. We have it all here!

 Did you know that Jack Russell Park was named for a police officer and citizen that lived from 1933-1961?

Did you know that Jack Russell Park was named for a police officer and citizen that lived from 1933-1961?

 You've probably seen this sign. Combat Team Camp in Atlantic Beach was the headquarters for Harbor Defenses in World War II.

You've probably seen this sign. Combat Team Camp in Atlantic Beach was the headquarters for Harbor Defenses in World War II.

 Jordan Park and Community Center was dedicated to the Reverend William Hilary Jordan in 1987. Lots of outdoor activity and indoor education programs are held here. Beaches Habitat does good work here as well. Gospel in the Park is also held here every year and you don't want to miss that great event!

Jordan Park and Community Center was dedicated to the Reverend William Hilary Jordan in 1987. Lots of outdoor activity and indoor education programs are held here. Beaches Habitat does good work here as well. Gospel in the Park is also held here every year and you don't want to miss that great event!

 Here we are at Donner Park. Home of the Gail Baker Community Center dedicated in 1996. During the summer, Palms Presbyterian Church has a Kids Kitchen Program to provide food for kids in need. Just one of the great partnerships in Atlantic Beach. Looking forward to learning more about this program. Also shot a video of kids just having fun in the summer heat at Donner Park that you can watch  here . This is just sooo right. This park is also home to Twilight Movies in the Park!

Here we are at Donner Park. Home of the Gail Baker Community Center dedicated in 1996. During the summer, Palms Presbyterian Church has a Kids Kitchen Program to provide food for kids in need. Just one of the great partnerships in Atlantic Beach. Looking forward to learning more about this program. Also shot a video of kids just having fun in the summer heat at Donner Park that you can watch here. This is just sooo right. This park is also home to Twilight Movies in the Park!

 These folks were teaching kids Pickle Ball. I'm going to come out next Tuesday at 10 am and learn how to play!

These folks were teaching kids Pickle Ball. I'm going to come out next Tuesday at 10 am and learn how to play!

 Made it to Dutton Island Nature Preserve! Great little hiking loop here. This was purchased with the foresight of the City of Jacksonville and Florida Communities Trust.

Made it to Dutton Island Nature Preserve! Great little hiking loop here. This was purchased with the foresight of the City of Jacksonville and Florida Communities Trust.

       Camping, canoeing, fishing, paddle boarding and kayaking, all in our own backyard at Dutton Island.

 

 

Camping, canoeing, fishing, paddle boarding and kayaking, all in our own backyard at Dutton Island.

 Rose Park is a little gem on West Plaza. Great dog park plus the smell of fresh cut grass and cool water to drink too!

Rose Park is a little gem on West Plaza. Great dog park plus the smell of fresh cut grass and cool water to drink too!

 Canoe/kayak launch at Tide Views Preserve. Give paddling the Intracoastal Salt Marsh a try. This is a marked paddle trail with two launch points in Atlantic Beach. Here and Dutton Island.

Canoe/kayak launch at Tide Views Preserve. Give paddling the Intracoastal Salt Marsh a try. This is a marked paddle trail with two launch points in Atlantic Beach. Here and Dutton Island.

 Sunset Pier at Tide Views Preserve offers the most beautiful setting sun views imaginable. Come see for yourself. This preserve was established in the memory of Carl E. Walker.

Sunset Pier at Tide Views Preserve offers the most beautiful setting sun views imaginable. Come see for yourself. This preserve was established in the memory of Carl E. Walker.

 Veterans Memorial Park. We all know the flowing Stars and Stripes that greet us as we enter Atlantic Beach, but we have a beautiful park and amphitheater here too. It should really get more use.

Veterans Memorial Park. We all know the flowing Stars and Stripes that greet us as we enter Atlantic Beach, but we have a beautiful park and amphitheater here too. It should really get more use.

 Atlantic Beach Dog Park. Nice pond - and now retention pond - and construction site. Hope everyone picks up their dog droppings!

Atlantic Beach Dog Park. Nice pond - and now retention pond - and construction site. Hope everyone picks up their dog droppings!

 Howell Park is getting a tree trim. Who does the city ask when they want to cut down a tree? It was probably dead or had fallen already; I'm not sure. Hmmmmm. This park is off Seminole and Palm. Neat neighborhood!

Howell Park is getting a tree trim. Who does the city ask when they want to cut down a tree? It was probably dead or had fallen already; I'm not sure. Hmmmmm. This park is off Seminole and Palm. Neat neighborhood!

    Here we are at Johansen Park off Seminole Road. Home of Arts in the Park and other special events, like this year's Shakespeare in the Park. How cool for residents to walk out their doors and be in a park!

 

Here we are at Johansen Park off Seminole Road. Home of Arts in the Park and other special events, like this year's Shakespeare in the Park. How cool for residents to walk out their doors and be in a park!

 Last stop at Waters Park named for Commissioner Dezmond Waters III. Thank you Dezmond for your service to Atlantic Beach! I hope you enjoyed this tour of our Atlantic Beach parks as much as I did!

Last stop at Waters Park named for Commissioner Dezmond Waters III. Thank you Dezmond for your service to Atlantic Beach! I hope you enjoyed this tour of our Atlantic Beach parks as much as I did!