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St. Marys Howard Gilman Memorial Waterfront Park

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Gorgeous park!

Wife and I were visiting St. Marys for a few days, and the park was right next to our restaurant... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DeLand, Florida
Pretty view

Kids enjoy playground, hunting for rocks and running free. Concerts are free and family... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Mary M
St. Marys, Georgia
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100 W Saint Marys St, St. Marys, GA 31558-4945
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank mikeinflorida1507
Reviewed 28 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.

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.

Thank DonnaandCraig
Reviewed 10 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.

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.

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.

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

1  Thank Michael B
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

1  Thank qayaq
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

The park and waterfront in St. Mary's is beautiful. We visited on a cool breezy day. If you like estuaries and boats and docks this is your spot. The Cumberland Island ferry leaves from here. They have the ferry visitor center and gift shop and...More

1  Thank Michael A
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

It has L been said before me, but I must say this is one peaceful place. Warm little and peaceful town. You should take a few minutes and visit!

Thank psblin
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14 June 2017|
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Response from Gail G | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a pretty nice playground, good food and small shops.
14 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.
11 December 2016|
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Response from Pollyanna26 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Dogs need to be leashed, and there are containers with plastic bags and receptacles to deposit your pets waste.