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Metropolitan Park, Jacksonville

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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.FacilityThe 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.HistoryThe 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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  • This was my 4th Rockville in row. The location is wonderful right on the river. Ample parking, beautiful grounds. I know that it takes a lot of work to clean up after a massive concert like that and c...  more »
  • Soundgarden was excellent and so was the setup for Rockville. Lots of bathrooms and food and drink with no wait. Nice location... close to lots of parking and easy to Uber. Con: VERY dusty and sandy. ...  more »
  • A giant open area set up for Rockville music festival with 3 stages. Decent security, excellent on-site medical teams, and friendly event staff  more »
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