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St. Marys Howard Gilman Memorial Waterfront Park

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Beautiful And peaceful park along the water

What a beautiful peaceful park and amazing views. Has nice adult swings that face the water; a... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
Jacksonville, Florida
via mobile
Really nice

This is a beautiful park, very comfortable, lots of places to stop and enjoy the view. Just watch... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful peaceful park and amazing views. Has nice adult swings that face the water; a promenade, great place to meditate and people watch. It’s all so lovely and a must if you come to St Mary’s. The ferry is right next to this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ukienomad
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful park, very comfortable, lots of places to stop and enjoy the view. Just watch out, in the evening, for an onslaught of gnats. But hey, that’s just part of the South Georgia/Florida experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kevinatlnta
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Wife and I were visiting St. Marys for a few days, and the park was right next to our restaurant for dinner so we checked it out. It's beautiful - right on the river, with benches, swings, a playground, and a big gazebo at the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank mikeinflorida1507
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Kids enjoy playground, hunting for rocks and running free. Concerts are free and family orientated.ice cream shop near by as well as snack shack. Boat ramps being rebuild after hurricane. Some restaurants.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mary M
Reviewed 20 July 2018

This pretty park is a wonderful destination to while away a few hours on a lazy day to read a book, catch the breeze or just gaze across the water to Florida from the shade of its trees.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DonnaandCraig
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We walk our dog there every day. Jeff, the public works employee, keeps the park immaculate. Get a ice cone or drink at Knuckleheads and rock in a swing.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank johnroyall
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We walked the waterfront park after dinner and it was so beautiful! There are several places to sit, including swings, to watch the beautiful water, birds, and sunset.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AMiller121
Reviewed 7 June 2018

This park is somewhat new to St. Mary's, and the designers made great use of the waterfront area. It is really a beautiful spot to walk around. We especially loved the porch swings overlooking the water.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jeannine K
Reviewed 29 May 2018

from the amphitheater, swinging benches, or the docks, you are surrounded by the south when you step in to this park. plenty to see, a free local library, always some fun activity, or even catch a wedding on your weekend walk this is a special...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank glasgowpanic
Reviewed 6 March 2018

For years St. Mary's was that last cheap gas stop before entering Florida, more recently it has become a destination for it's peaceful, quiet - low development sea island/small town marina atmosphere. One of the key features is Gilman Park. I particularly have enjoyed sitting...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank qayaq
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23 December 2018|
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Response from ukienomad | Reviewed this property |
Seems like johnroyal answered your question very thoroughly. lol good luck and merry Christmas!!!
14 June 2017|
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Response from GailG666 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a pretty nice playground, good food and small shops.
13 April 2017|
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Response from higginsfred | Reviewed this property |
There is no beach here. There also is no beach at Crooked River State Park as another answer suggested. There are beaches at Cumberland Island accessible by ferry or at Jekyll Island and St Simons Island accessible by car.