Sleep Inn & Suites
1815 East West Parkway
Orange Park, FL 32003
Phone: (904) 215-8900
Fax: (904) 264-8991
Mandarin Park has acres of space and plenty of activities for the whole family. There are tennis courts, nature and bike trails, picnic shelters, three playgrounds and open spots to throw down a blanket and soak up some rays. Try your hand at fishing off the small pier, or stop by the Visitors Center to browse interesting natural history exhibits. The park is right off the I-295 on San Jose Boulevard and Westburry Road.
Being the oldest school in County, the Orange Park Elementary School was built in 1927. The structure of the building is simple yet charming. The school continues to function even today.
The Mandarin Museum & Historical Society manages the Walter Jones Store and Post Office Museum. The building served as a general store till the mid-1960s and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Here, you can browse through the store's original fixtured as well as objects pertaining to that era.
The St. Mary's Episcopal Church is a historic church located in Green Cove Springs, Florida. This Carpenter Gothic style church was built in 1879, featuring wooden frame exteriors and a steeple, with the church looking even more picturesque by the waterside. The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
This city park, located behind City Hall and less than a half-hour drive south of Jacksonville on the St Johns River, features a spring-fed pool, for which the town is named. There is plenty for children to do here, including a playground, picnic areas, and the pool itself, which remains a cozy 72 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. You can fish off the city pier, or just enjoy a romantic stroll by the gazebo with views of the river.
Jungle Quest is an indoor rock climbing and zip lining adventure center for children. There are rope bridges, jungle slides, tree houses, climbing walls, zip lines, and party rooms to make for a high activity, confidence building party for kids. Jungle Quest specializes in birthday parties for children ages 5 to 12, but can also host private parties for youth groups, sports teams and more for both children and adults. The zip lines and climbing wall are safe and fun for children and adults. Parents can watch from the viewing area while their kids play on zip lines and climbing wall under the supervision of their trained staff.
Welcome to Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park, Jacksonville's largest city-maintained park, which stretches across more than 500 acres, featuring a nature education center, walking and biking trails and a wildlife watchtower. There is a year-round nature program for children, and adults can join in the outdoor classroom's educational and entertaining pastimes. Picnic areas are scattered throughout the park, with pavilions, grills, archery range and kiddy playground. The entrance is located on Roosevelt Boulevard, across from the main entrance to Jacksonville Naval Air Station southwest of downtown. There is no charge for entry into the park.
The Middleburg United Methodist Church earlier named as the Methodist Episcopal Church at Black Creek is open to all visitors. This historical church featured in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
This nature preserve is soon to be renamed Ortega Preserve. Ringhaver Park offers more than 500 acres of natural land on the banks of the beautiful Ortega River, close to Orange Park and the Jacksonville Naval Air Station. Bike and nature trails wind through the park, which offers scenic picnic areas and spots to enjoy the surrounding wildlife. There is a huge themed play area for children, which includes pirate ships, sandboxes and jungle swings. There are also a few tennis courts and baseball diamonds. Admission to the park is free.
Popularly known as the Alfred I. duPont Estate, the Epping Forest is spread over 53 acres of land. This site features an estate where a luxurious mansion that overlooks the river is seen. The house in it's Spanish Revival is a beauty to watch, this mansion houses the Epping Forest Yacht Club. Today, the Club is a museum that showcases an amalgamation of the beauty of yesterday and the happening lifestyle today. This mansion is said to be the most grand beauty that exhibits the tradition and beauty of yesterday.
The Ul Ansar Mosque is a city location for Muslim worship and other services. People come here to worship, as there is prayer held five times a day, and for different services and meetings. Worshipers come here to bond with each other and the youngsters get acquainted with their religion.
All Saints dates back to 1895, constructed with the help from the Florida East Coast Railroad. Located near the historic San Marco Square area, it is a short drive from downtown. All Saints Early Learning and Community Care Center provides a safe, friendly place for both young children and seniors in need. Funeral services are also provided to those particular needs, as well.