I am a big fan of picnics and barbecues. What are some good parks near UNF?

We know you're looking forward to lounging inside one of your new apartments near UNF, but sometimes you just need to be outside and enjoy the fresh air! You'll be happy to know that there are several great parks near the campus near for all your outdoor needs. Whether you want to enjoy a quiet picnic, throw a barbecue, or enjoy some Florida wildlife, you'll just be minutes away from what will surely become your new favorite park! Read through the rest of the article and start planning your next outing!

UNF apartments are closest to Castaway Preserve Park, a 253 acre park with several nature trails, waterway trails, information kiosks, and picnic areas on the site. It even has a canoe launch if you're in the mood for a peaceful ride down the river. The picnic areas are placed under shady trees and ten picnic tables are available for public use. The park itself is located next to a salt marsh ecosystem, which will allow visitors to spot several species of marshland wildlife. If you'd rather not completely immerse yourself inside an unpaved nature trail, you can always enjoy the wooden boardwalk throughout the park. It is a great option for strollers or anyone with disabilities. When your family comes to visit your new apartment, Castaway Preserve Park is a great family-friendly place to take them out for the day!

Apartments near UNF are also close to some fun recreational-based parks in the Jacksonville area. If you like to play sports for fun, like soccer or ultimate frisbee, then head on over to Baymeadows Regional Park! This park has soccer fields, frisbee trails, playground equipment, and even a concession stand! If you're interested in fishing, you can bring your pole and fish directly off the shoreline. This area has a large fishing lake that wraps around the whole park. In addition, rumor has it that Baymeadows Regional Park will receive a fishing pier for even better access to the lake. Just like Castaway Preserve Park, this park also offers picnic tables, grills, and covered picnic shelters so you have plenty of options to choose from.

Want to check out some of the beautiful state parks in the Jacksonville area? UNF apartments are just a few miles away from several different state parks. Fort George Island Cultural State Park, a unique historical park, is named for the fort built in 1736 when it was a colony to defend the southern flank of Georgia. It features the historic Ribault Club and the Kingsley Plantation with 3 miles of maritime forest and tidal waters surrounding the area. You can even schedule a guided tour! Other good options for state parks include Big and Little Talbot Island State Parks.

Can't wait to sample these parks and invite your friends to a delicious barbecue? Start looking for apartments near UNF now so don't miss out on the fun! You won't be disappointment with all the great outdoor facilities available in your new area.

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