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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Jacksonville, Florida is a City of Parks

The city of Jacksonville, Florida operates the largest urban park system in the United States numbering over 337 parks.
Hemming Plaza is Jacksonville's first and oldest park dating back to 1857.

The Treaty Oak is an octopus-like Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) in Jacksonville, Florida. The tree is estimated to be 250 years old. The local lore about the "Treaty Oak" was written about by a popular journalist intent on saving the tree from developers. The story worked and the name stuck. It is now part of the Jessie Ball duPont Park.

The whole story of the Treaty Oak Tree in Jacksonville with video

A visit to Jacksonville is not complete until you stop and enjoy Friendship Fountain Park located on the banks of the St. Johns River along the Southbank Riverwalk.

Friendship Fountain Park at night

The recipe that led the way to Jacksonville, FL was:

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