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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

Hours
7:00am - 7:00pm
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday

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:  www.cofbparksandrec.us.  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 (spring and fall)
  • 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



Ping Pong in the Atlantic Auditorium
Play ping pong in the Auditorium at the Atlantic Recreation Center on select Mondays and Saturdays through the end of September.  All skill levels welcomed. 

Cost:  $2 per player (covers costs for balls, paddles, and tables)

Mondays (6:00-8:00pm)
  • July 31st
  • August 7th
  • August 14th
  • August 21st
  • September 11th
  • September 18th
  • September 25th

Saturdays (3:00-5:00pm)

  • July 22nd
  • August 26th
  • September 2nd

 


River Tubing Trip to Ichetucknee River - August 8th
Depart the Atlantic Recreation Center at 7:30am.  Return at 6:30pm

$25 City residents, $31 Non-City.  Register at the Atlantic Recreation Center.
Limit of 20 participants

Click on the following link for more information:  Ichetucknee River trip - August 2017





"Drums Are Fun" Summer Camp at the Peck Center in July
Peck Center Auditorium
Wednesdays in July:  July 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th
1:00 - 3:00pm
Drum set and hand percussion provided
Kids and adults of all styles and levels invited to register


World renowned drummer Les DeMerle, artistic director for the Amelia Island Jazz Festival, will teach you the basics of rhythm needed to play drums/percussion correctly and inspire you to become a good musician.  Skills to be taught include:

  • Correct way to hold drumsticks.
  • Counting rhythms.
  • Creating a groove with steady beat.
  • Introducing drum rudiments and applying them to the drum set.
  • Playing drums in jazz, rock, Latin, big band, and show music.

$80 per student for all four sessions or $25 per session

To register, email Les () or call 904-277-7942.


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2017 Butts & Brisket Competition - October 7th
Main Beach Park

Event starts at 10:00am. 
Lunch plates go on sale at 12:15pm. 
Awards ceremony at 2:30pm

Team entry fee:  $125 (includes cooking site; 1 whole packer brisket and 2 Boston butts: compartment containers for meat turn-in purposes; team gift). 

Entry fees may be paid with checks (payable to City of Fernandina Beach) or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) over the phone.  Call 904-310-3358.  Entry forms and fees must be received by Friday, September 30th.

For more information, contact Jay Robertson:  904-310-3361;  



 

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.  City Resident Cards must be obtained at the Atlantic Recreation Center.  To obtain a card, a patron must show proof of address (driver's license, City water bill).  City resident status will be confirmed via the Nassau County Property Appraiser's website.  Patron will then have his/her picture taken.  First card is free, replacement cards are $5 each.  

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