Halloween Family Bird Walk at Camp Chowenwaw Park
Halloween Family Bird Walk at Camp Chowenwaw Park, Saturday October 31. Join the Duval Audubon Society to look for lingering yellow-billed cuckoos, summer tanagers and the resident bald eagles as well as fall warblers. Meet at the Ranger Station parking lot at 8:00 am
Camp Chowenwaw Park Accepting Reservations for 2016.
Camp Chowenwaw Park will begin accepting reservations for the 2016 calendar year on October 1, 2015.
9/30/2015 8:49:02 AM
Squirrel Run Site Closed for Renovations in 2016
The Squirrel Run site at Camp Chowenwaw Park will be closed for renovations in 2016.
Retired Biologist Lowell Trent to Lead Tour and Discussion on the Aquatic Live of a Freshwater Pond
Retired biologist Lowell Trent to lead pond tour and discuss aquatic plant and animal life of a freshwater pond during Kiwita Nature Center Open House on Saturday, October 10, 2015, from 10:00-11:00 AM. Click on title for more information.
9/16/2015 3:44:00 PM
The Mission of the Clay County Division of Parks and Recreation is to provide residents and visitors with an enjoyable recreational experience. Our primary goal is to provide safe, easily accessible and well-maintained facilities that meet the community’s needs.
We invite you to explore the many ways that Parks and Recreation is making our communities happier and healthier. Parks are a place where people come together…and communities grow stronger.
Clay County offers a wide variety of facilities and recreational activities. We maintain (10) Community Parks providing sports programs including: soccer, baseball, softball, football, lacrosse and cheerleading serving over 10,000 youth throughout the County; there are (19) neighborhood parks offering facilities such as: tennis/pickle ball courts, basketball courts, picnic areas, ball fields and playgrounds - most located within 3 miles of any residents, (11) public boat ramps, and over (35) miles of hiking, walking and biking trails.
Camp Chowenwaw County Park is the ‘Jewel of Clay County’. It’s a 150 acre park located on Black Creek, offering a wide range of outdoor activities including: kayaking, canoeing, tent camping, cabin rentals, meeting facilities and can host weddings and other large events at Big Cabin. Chowenwaw County Park also offers outdoor/environmental education programs for youth and adults.
The Clay County Fair Grounds and Agricultural Center, which host the Clay County Fair, is also home to nearly 20 equestrian events, Dungeons Haunted Attraction, Scottish Games, J.P. Hall Children’s Charities Christmas Event, Weddings, Birthday parties, etc. The Center boasts a variety of event options, with facilities that can accommodate small private events to large regional events.
Knights Marina on Black Creek is under new management and offers boaters and fisherman many new services including: boat slip rental, bait and tackle, fuel, and boat rentals (power and paddle craft). Stop in and meet Jon and discover more about the services and amenities provided.
OUR KEY OBJECTIVES
- Establish and enforce standards for safety, accessibility, and appearance at all parks
- Effectively manage a robust four-year facility upgrade, maintenance and inspection program
- Seek efficiencies in all maintenance, spending and conservation practices
- Create new programs and events that meet community needs
- Seek involvement and feedback from the residents to progressively improve our park facilities, programs and services