Best family-friendly park: Alpine Groves Park

Doug Bataille, the Director of Parks and Recreation in St. Johns County joins us to accept our Jax Best award for best park.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Looking for a place to enjoy a day outdoors with the family? Look no further than Alpine Groves Park, the 2019 JaxBest winner for best family-friendly park.

The St. Johns County park spans 54 acres and features nature trails, a playground, a fishing pier and butterfly gardens. 

There’s also quite a bit of history to take in: The site was an orange grove homestead during the 19th century, when the citrus industry was booming. You’ll find relics from the 1800s including a citrus sorting shed and horse stables.

Leashed dogs are welcome at the park, which is open daily from dusk to dawn. Head to its website to plan your trip!