Jax "Second Saturday" Outing - Visit Hanna Park

Join us on Sierra Club’s next “2nd Saturdays Outing” as part of Mayor Brown’s People+Parks Connection.

Hanna Park consists of 447 acres of mature coastal hammock, a large freshwater pond, camping facilities, and 1.5 miles of beach. This area has served as a public park since the early 1900's and became a City of Jacksonville park in the 1970's.

After our hike, you're free to take a swim in the ocean or lake, rent a kayak or canoe, or hit the bike trails. Click here for more info and a video tour.

Bring water, insect repellent, and sun tan lotion. Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the entrance station.

To get to the park entrance take Wonderwood Drive east from I-295 (East Beltway) until you come to the park entrance at the intersection with Mayport Rd. $1 admission fee per person to park.


July’s “2nd Saturday Outing” with Mayor Brown’s People+Parks Connection will be a hike at Cedar Point Preserve, part of the Timucuan Trails Parks. This will be the final outing in the series, so don't miss it!

These Sierra Club outings were announced with Mayor Alvin Brown at the end of June 2012 as part of an effort to get residents out to hike new and improved park trails, launch kayaks from newly designated sites and swim safely in Jacksonville pools, rivers and beaches.

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  • Tracey T.

    Great time and wonderful walk. Thanks.

    June 11, 2013

  • June

    Bill, thanks so much for leading this interesting hike. It's the first time I've been on Hanna Park trails and I enjoyed the jungle feeling. Great to see everyone.

    June 8, 2013

  • Rosemary

    Wish I had my machete, but always enjoy Sierra Club outings.

    June 8, 2013

  • don w

    great hike caught the tressle plant on the way out the anti bacteria soap at the rest room took out the sting . no ticks or red bugs yay

    June 8, 2013

  • Ken F.

    Great weather, beautiful park, fun people!

    June 8, 2013

  • Bill A.

    Thanks, everbody! Beautiful hike through one of our city's best parks!

    1 · June 8, 2013

  • Carolina

    Great jungle hike :)

    June 8, 2013

  • Susanne C.

    Am sick after working too many hours :(.

    June 8, 2013

  • Ki

    Looking for a more strenuous hike. You guys enjoy and see you at the next hike.

    June 6, 2013

  • Susanne C.

    Or maybe 2 guests? If that's okay.

    June 5, 2013

  • Tracey T.

    Parking...may have to park at lake, playground, shelter areas. Not enough parking at ranger station. Just a thought.

    June 4, 2013

    • Bill A.

      Tracey is right. I planned on suggesting that you all try to carpool -- and getting there early will help!

      June 4, 2013

  • Bill A.

    I checked out the trail today. We'll hike the 2.7 mile loop through the woods. Bring your bikes, beach gear, etc. so you can stay and enjoy all Hanna Park has to offer after the hike.

    June 4, 2013

  • Shanti S.

    May want to limit the number of people who can sign up for these if you want a walk in the woods vs a parade through the forest

    June 3, 2013

    • Bill A.

      We will normally limit the size if necessary. In this case, since it is part of our mayor's program, we don't want to limit those who want to get out and learn about Hanna Park.

      1 · June 3, 2013

  • Bill A.

    Um, this is getting pretty huge! Please don't forget to change your RSVP if you aren't going to go.

    June 2, 2013

  • Karen P.

    I won't be able to join this group. You all have fun!

    May 29, 2013

  • Karen P.

    How much hiking does this consist/ I really want to come down and join you all, , so I can take photos.

    May 28, 2013

    • Bill A.

      About a 5 mile hike.

      May 28, 2013

  • Don

    Nice park. Very first park I ever visited after moving to Florida. Looking forward to visiting again.

    May 20, 2013

  • Bill A.

    OOPS! The Hanna Park hike should be June 8! Sorry for the mistake!

    May 19, 2013

  • Alicia S.

    How far do you think our hike will be?

    May 15, 2013

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