JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Bad news for fans of water parks, miniature golf, go-karts and laser tag: Adventure Landing is closing its Westside doors on Sunday and its Jacksonville Beach location by fall, according to our news partner, Jacksonville Daily Record.
The closing plans are contained in a bankruptcy filing by Adventure Landing’s parent company. Trevato Development Group, which purchased the parks in February, said the Westside property on Blanding Boulevard would be used by Amazon.com. Plans filed with the city show Amazon intends to use the site for parking for a new delivery station.
The 22-acre property on Beach Boulevard just east of the Intracoastal Waterway is leased through Oct. 1, according to bankruptcy documents. After that, it will likely become a multifamily development. The Jacksonville Beach City Council is scheduled to receive a public briefing on the project next week, Mayor Chris Hoffman told the Daily Record.
“I’ll be sorry to see Adventure Landing close because it has been a source of family entertainment at the beaches since the mid-nineties,” Hoffman told the newspaper.
People visiting the Jax Beach water park Thursday were surprised to hear it was closing in a few months.
“To hear the park is closing? Not cool. Not cool at all,” one visitor said.
Ayana Byrd said she’s been going to the park since she was 14 years old. She now nearly 30 and she still coming back.
“Every year I bring my nieces and nephews when they come to visit us,” Byrd said. “So sad they’re closing.”
Adventure Landing also operates a third park on State Road 16 near the St. Augustine Outlets. The owner says there are no plans to close that facility.
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