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Ringhaver Park/Ortega River Nature Preserve

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Address: 5198 118th St, Jacksonville, FL 32244-3902
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+1 904-630-3570

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Natural Trail

The play ground is alright. ........but who need's a play ground, when you have these trees to climb! And a cute board walk to the water.

Reviewed 26 April 2016
Janell R
Dixon, California
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Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

There was a fight going on with police and people screaming. Not a good scene with kids. Area is sketchy at times.

Thank Natalie L
Dixon, California
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Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

The play ground is alright. ........but who need's a play ground, when you have these trees to climb! And a cute board walk to the water.

Thank Janell R
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Dirty park, downright scary restrooms (stall doors didn't lock, no soap). Did not appear to be a safe place for children or anyone for that matter. Wooden walkway out to water had missing planks. Just a terrible park in that everything is in very poor condition. We had great hopes and left feeling depressed.

Thank Tiffany M
Jacksonville, Florida
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is a great neighborhood multiuse park - soccer fields up front with bathrooms, ball fields in back, playground including covered picnic pavilion with bathrooms, and a couple of tennis courts which are shaded in early morning, then in the way back is the wooded trail area - great for a walk, run or bicycle ride. We take our dogs... More 

2 Thank Jrjaxfl
Jacksonville, Florida
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136 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

My kids grew up playing at Ringhaver Park, there is a nice playground/bathrooms, tennis courts, walking trails and boardwalk to the river. If you are in the area, stop in.

2 Thank jrd2942
Jacksonville, Florida
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318 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2015

This gem is very close to the city streets of Jax/OP, but is a tranquil paradise. The trails are fantastic and the view is serene. Although I did not visit with kids, it's a very family/kid friendly preserve with a playground, etc. A great daytime escape!

2 Thank Katie U
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015

paved paths good 4 strollers wheelchairs stroll in shade, see water birds picnic bathroom free playground sports fields lots of parking spread out so you don't feel like you're sharing the space with too many people.

5 Thank vcartee
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95 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

It's funny to have a place like this 30 minutes from home and never know about it. Blanding to 118th and you're there. Soccer fields, baseball fields, 2 tennis courts, 2 playgrounds, football field, and a really nice nature trail of @1.5 miles to the Ortega River. Really enjoyed the hike. Paved trail, mostly covered with shade from canopy trees.... More 

5 Thank Jay1234
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2012

Great for toddlers and early walkers. It has age specific areas for all ages from toddlers/early walkers to school age kids. They also have soccer fields and baseball fields with a nature trail as well.

3 Thank Jeania A

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