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Hanna Park Ramp, Brooks Rehabilitation Center Teams Up with the City of Jacksonville to Create 11 New Adaptive Kayak Launches

Brooks Rehab Teams Up with the City of Jacksonville to Create Adaptive Kayak Launches

Physical Therapy Takes on New Meaning with Adaptive Kayak Launches Hanna Park is one of three recreational sites in Jacksonville with a new adaptive kayak launch to serve the disabled community. As part of the City of Jacksonville’s Adaptive Recreation Program, the Disabled Services Division and Brooks Rehabilitation have partnered to provide individuals with disabilities an opportunity to enjoy the waterways. Alice Krauss manages the Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program at Brooks Rehabilitation Center where she works with patients as an Occupational Therapist. The recreation program offers individuals with disabilities the chance to participate in sports at , compete against …

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Around and Near Jacksonville: Best Beaches on the First Coast, Mickler's Beach in Ponte Vedra, Sharks Teeth

Around and Near Jacksonville: The Best Beaches to Visit on the First Coast of Florida

The expression “Life’s a beach” looks at the bright side of things, putting a sunny spin on a phrase that when substituting its more vulgar counterpart means the exact opposite, or at the very least a female dog. “A day at the beach” also serves as a unit of measurement to describe a pleasurable situation, but in an idiomatic sense denotes less than desirable circumstances, as in ‘she was no day at the beach’. What does a day at the beach mean to you? For some, it’s as simple and stretching out on a towel or lounge chair, turning the …

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Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, a public beach and city park, is where you can literally “do it all!” Hiking, biking, boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, camping, bird watching, swimming, shelling, surfing, picnicking, disc golfing, geocaching…the list goes on! The 450-acre park includes 1.5 miles of Atlantic shoreline, an extensive ancient dune system and a mature coastal hammock with majestic live oaks (a rarity to find along Florida’s heavily-developed coastline). Wildlife includes shorebirds, wading birds, alligators, foxes and more; sea turtle nesting occurs May through October. The park is named after Dr. Kathryn Abbey Hanna, a prominent author, educator and historian, who …

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FROM THE BEGINNING: The History of Atlantic Beach, Florida

Atlantic Beach citizens take pride in the residential character of their little city and plan to keep it that way. They confine its two business districts to Mayport Road and to Atlantic Boulevard. Its voters refused to merge with Neptune and Jacksonville Beaches in 1947.

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