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Dates: 11/14/2020 - 11/14/2020
City / State: Jacksonville, FL
Event Name: Avondale
Event Type: Walk
Event ID: 116851 
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5k & 10k - 1B
Description: Avondale is a historical area in Jacksonville, Florida that runs along the St. Johns River. The streets are lined with large oak trees and the neighborhood has a variety of architectures. Many homes used coquina for foundations and fireplaces and most still have the original hardwood floors and bathroom fixtures and tubs. There are 15 small parks with trees and plants including live oaks, magnolias, palms, azaleas, and dogwoods, conveying a strong sense of time and place.
Amenities: Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Little Free Libraries, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: Register at 8:30; Walk at 9:00
Location: Boone Park
Start Point / Driving Directions: 3730 Park St., Jacksonville, Fl. / From Roosevelt Blvd. (US 17), turn on to Rensselaier Ave. (right if traveling north on Roosevelt and left if traveling south). Turn right on Park St. The tennis complex parking is at the intersection of Park and Van Wert. From Riverside Ave. turn onto Dancy St. (right if traveling south and left if traveling north on Riverside Ave.) Turn left on Park St. The tennis complex parking is at the intersection of Park and Van Wert. Map:
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: The roads and sidewalks are sometimes uneven and may cause problems for strollers and wheelchairs. Much of the route is shady. Pets must be on leashes and owners are required to clean up waste. Restrooms are available at the start point. Soft drinks and water are available from vending machines at the start point.
Host Club: First Coast Trail Forgers Walking Club
Contact: Diana Sherrill  (See the Event Listing for further contact information.)