City Parks, Lake Jacksonville Re-Opening

Update: Tuesday May 19th 2:45pm


The City is pleased to announce that City Parks facilities are to re-open as normal. 

  • Lake Jacksonville will re-open to swimming and fishing tournaments, and the beaches will re-open.
  • Lake Jacksonville campgrounds will be open starting Friday, May 22nd.
  • All City parks and amenities are re-opened.
  • The Buckner Park swimming pool opening date is to-be-determined. Staff is evaluating how to properly apply State guidelines for its safe re-opening.
  • The Nichols Green Park splash pad will open Friday, May 22nd at 7am. 
  • The State guidance allows youth sports to start practices June 1st, and games on June 15th.
  • The City has been in constant communication with Jacksonville Baseball and Softball Association working together to allow youth sports to begin their season if the association chooses to.

With the decision to open these parks, the City asks all users to be vigilant about the COVID-19 threat, and to continue practicing social distancing when in public. More information will be provided shortly on other City facilities re-openings.