Parks & City Properties

Forest Park’s Quarry TrailForest Park's Ridgeview Trail.

Jacksonville’s parks are vitally important for establishing and maintaining a quality of life, ensuring the health of residents and visitors while contributing to the economic and environmental well-being of the town.

Our community values parks as open spaces for reflection and play. They provide breathing space for people to spend time on their own and they bring people together for organized sports, events, picnics and social gatherings. They provide a sense of public pride and are often cited as one of the most important factors in surveys of how livable Jacksonville is. 

In Jacksonville’s parks, you will find everything from vine-covered gazebos, water features, benches, expansive lawns, playground structures, picnic pavilions, tennis courts, shade trees, hiking trails and much more.