Dames Point Park

Tucked away under the highest bridge in Jacksonville is a small river front park: Dames Point Park. This park offers a view across the river to Quarantine Island and the river traffic coming and going from Blount Island. Most notable, however, is the memorial for the 33 crew members of the El Faro who passed away when the ship sank in 2015 after departing Jacksonville for Puerto Rico.

This park seems to have fallen into disrepair, however. While the memorial for the El Faro is well maintained, the facilities are unkept and the dock has partially sunken into the river. However, the view at the park provides a unique perspective of the Dames Point Bridge and the surrounding area.

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