Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, Jacksonville

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Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park is a 1.5mi public beach and city park in Jacksonville, Florida. It is located at Mayport in the Jacksonville Beaches area. It consists of 447acre of mature coastal hammock, which is increasingly rare to find along Florida's heavily developed Atlantic coast.
Part of what is now Hanna Park was formerly Manhattan Beach, Florida's first beach community for African Americans during the period of segregation in the United States. around 1900s by blacks working on the Florida East Coast Railway. At its height the beach included amenities such as picnic pavilions, cottages, and an amusement park. It flourished until around 1940, when it was superseded as a day-trip destination by the larger American Beach in nearby Amelia Island.
In 1967, 5acre of land for the park was donated by Winthrop Bancroft, who required that the land be named for Kathryn Abbey Hanna (November 8, 1895 – 1967, a Chicago-born educator and author who had settled in Florida and served on the board of Parks and Historical Places.
Following the Jacksonville Consolidation, the area became part of Jacksonville. The city purchased the surrounding property in the 1970s during the administration of Mayor Hans Tanzler, expanding the park. The first general purpose trail was constructed by Michael Long in 1987 as his
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  • This was our first trip to the park. Wow! It has full hookup, a camp store , lots of trails , a lake, and a great beach . When it comes to campsites it was relatively a clean one and we didn't...  more »
  • we really enjoying the camp grounds at Hanna Park and coming here yearly for usually at least 2 weeks.. I am upset that at the beach areas they are not alerting you to the fact that there is...  more »
  • This was our first visit. I was amazed at the length of the beach and the vast amount of parking. It was fairly empty for our visit since it was still chilly, but I can't imagine it in the hot summer....  more »
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  • Beautiful, awesome park. Miles of beautiful beaches. Great hiking and mountain biking trails through the woods. Lake with nice children's splash park. $5 entry fee. But a beautiful park and is worth the cost. Lots of outdoor activities
  • We camp at the park twice a year visiting family in the area in June and again in December. With the lake on one side of the park and the ocean on the other side there is plenty to do at the park - Camping, swimming, fishing, hiking, bike riding, or just relaxing at the camp site. There are picnic tables and fire pits at each site. It is so peaceful and relaxing. Everyone is so nice and helpful. A store is located on the property which has everything you need in a pinch. Love it!!!
  • Yesterday was the first day there.$5 entrance fee no reentry without paying again. Open till 8pm which is great. Very nice park the best been to so far. Definitely getting a year pass soon 99$ lots of trails. Beautiful lake with freshwater fishing.
  • Hanna park offers family fun. The park has a kids water area near grills and tables so you can enjoy the water area and have lunch with the kids. However, Hanna is also a place where you can go and just sit and fish. There are benches where one can sit and just enjoy the scenery. You have an option of lake side or beach front. Awesome place for camping as well.
  • We'll kept state park. Many areas to enjoy the beach. From crowded areas of you want to be around people to more secluded where you won't be bothered. Life guards are on duty in season. Great place to spot dolphins in the dolphin cove area. Usually see them in the evening but sometimes the babies play during the day. There is also camping that you can enjoy further into the park. The camping is Not beach side. They also have a couple of small AC cabins if you don't want to commit to the full camping experience. There is a lake that you can enjoy with a small water park. Many areas to enjoy. The bike trails are great and challenging. Great place to spot many animals and birds as well. The state staff are always friendly.

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