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  District 2 Park, Jacksonville
by HSC123

District 2 Park, formerly a private golf course called The Dunes, is a gigantic park situated among the city's residential East Arlington/Ft. Caroline neighborhoods. Since it used to be a golf course, it covers a large area of land and features wide open grassy areas and lakes framed by clusters of palm, oak, magnolia, pine and other trees that also provide a lot of well-shaded canopy areas. A 1.75 mile long walking, biking, dog walking (on a leash) and rollerblading trail circumnavigates the park, traversing through lot of these tree canopies. For alternative sports enthusiasts, much of the park's western half serves as the Four Palms disc golf course. Every day you will see small groups of friends gathered with their collection of specialized Frisbees circulating the greenspace as they move through the courses 18 "baskets." It is a great sport for those looking to get a lot of exercise as it involves a lot of walking. For more traditional sports, the park's eastern half is a major epicenter for youth sports. Here, multiple soccer and football fields, baseball diamonds, basketball courts and even an indoor gymnasium and recreation center attract swarms of families and children usually to several different games at the same time. Fortunately, the eastern half has lots of parking spread over a few different lots. Of course, like any neighborhood park, District 2 also offers a children's playground.

Address: Accessible from Monument and Mc Cormick Rds.
Directions: East Arlington/Ft. Caroline area

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 29, 2005
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