Saturday, August 14, 2010

Jacksonville named best city for recreation

Parenting Magazine ranked Jacksonville top of its list of the 10 Best Cities for Recreation.

Jacksonville was recognized for offering the best recreational options for families, including abundant park space, sports facilities and outdoor activities. The magazine noted the city’s 75,235 acres of pools, gardens, beaches, playgrounds, sporting facilities and lakes.

There are 9,313.39 acres of parkland per 100,000 residents in Jacksonville, according to the magazine.

Jacksonville also ranked No. 75 on the magazine’s list of the Best Cities Overall.

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