Orange Park: The First Coast's Overlooked Historic CityAugust 20, 2014 16 comments Print Article
When one hears the name "Orange Park," congested Blanding Boulevard and post-WWII suburbia immediately enters the mind of many. However, a short trip off the beaten path of gridlocked arterials, Blanding and Park Avenue, reveals a scenic and peaceful community that dates back to the late 19th century.
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Kingsley Avenue is one of a few FDOT streets in Northeast Florida to have buffered bike lanes.
727 Kingsley Avenue was once the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad's Orange Park depot. Located 14 miles from downtown Jacksonville, Orange Park was a stop for the many passenger trains that plied the rails from New York to Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL. The station remained active until the sixties and passenger service went from a regular stop to a flag stop.
First Coast Rail's PV "Georgia 300". The property is now leased and maintained by G&LM;.
Orange Park Medical Center
Doctors Lake Drive
Best Bet - Orange Park Kennel Club