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Metropolitan Park, Jacksonville

4.3
#17 of 36 in Parks in Jacksonville
Metropolitan Park is a 32acre urban waterfront park and concert venue located on the north bank of the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida. It is projected to be the eastern terminus of the northbank Jacksonville Riverwalk.
The multi-purpose facility contains an exhibition mall for art, crafts and boat shows, a family picnic and playground area, and an earthen "bowl" with a performance pavilion which has a capacity of 10,000 persons and is home to many annual events, including The Jacksonville Jazz Festival, World of Nations Celebration, Spring Music Festival, Freedom, Fanfare & Fireworks on July 4, Planetfest and many more. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra occasionally performs there, as have many nationally known entertainers.
The primary facility is a 2400sqft reversible stage with seating for 3,000 under the large canopy. There is a green room, production office and dressing rooms for performers. The park has full boat docking facilities with 78 boat slips. There are 6 covered picnic shelters and 43 picnic tables, 3 permanent restroom facilities and water fountains, a children's play area, grills, benches & bicycle racks, and security lighting for night use.
The park is located on what was once a landfill, purchased in May, 1972 for $1 million by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The present park size is the result of several additions since the initial acquisition in 1972.
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  • Welcome to Rockville is an annual three day hard rock/ metal festival held at the end of April or beginning of May. This was my second festival by DWP productions. There are several high capacity hote...  more »
  • Great location for a music festival. Three separate stages at least. Also, close proximity to Renaissance hotel (across the river). River taxi is clutch!  more »
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  • Great place for a daily stroll or to attend a music festival. Unfortunately it won't be here much longer on account of city development plans a lot of memories have been made here for a lot of people
  • This will always be what I think of when I think of concerts in Jacksonville.. so many good fests come here and they are fantastically priced if you buy early enough. Standing bathrooms, a park, Riverfront walk that helps you cool off.. I just love this venue

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