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St. Johns County Hails New Park in Durbin Crossing

Monday, June 30, 2008 / Durbin Crossing

A new 35-acre park system is now open to the public at Durbin Crossing, a master-planned community located in the northwest corner of beautiful St. Johns County.

Durbin Crossing Park, which was designed, constructed and funded by the developers of Durbin Crossing and Veterans Park, a contribution from the Aberdeen community, comprise the park system. The developers of the communities donated the parks, valued at $4.5 million, to St. Johns County so everyone in the region could appreciate the natural beauty and amenities of the facilities.

“Our goal when developing the Durbin Crossing community was to maintain as much of the natural beauty as possible,” said Susan Wood, co-founder of Wood Development. “The park system exemplifies that and serves as a great venue for family get-togethers, neighborhood bonding and a place to enjoy Northeast Florida’s natural wildlife, beautiful flora and wonderful views.”

Nearly 1,500 children aged six to 15 will use the parks for baseball and lacrosse this year. The Creeks Athletic Association, with over 15,000 members and volunteers, hosts all Creeks Lacrosse and Julington Creeks baseball educational camps, practices, games and tournaments at the recreational fields at the new parks. Community activities, like the Creeks Art & Musical Festival, also attract a wide-range of visitors from both St. John’s and Duval Counties.

Located on the east side of the community, Durbin Crossing Park features recreational areas, including baseball and multipurpose fields, and plenty of leisure space for visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of the park. Veterans Park, which is located on the northwest side of the community, has numerous soccer fields, a skate park and the first dog park in the area. The dog park, perhaps one of the most popular features of Veterans Park, is a favorite of Durbin Crossing residents and their dogs.

Nestled among 2,000 acres of land, Durbin Crossing offers residents the perfect marriage between natural beauty and state-of-the-art amenities. Many of the 1,500 single family homesites at Durbin Crossing back up to pristine wooded area, natural preserves or have lake views offering privacy and picturesque panoramas.

Additionally, two extraordinary amenity centers offer a place for residents to gather on the weekends. At the South Amenity Center, a massive pool with junior Olympic-length lanes and starting blocks also includes a waterslide and separate children’s pool. The fitness center boasts a variety of cardio equipment with personal flat-screened television that rival any professional gym. The North Amenity Center features an oversized family fun pool with splash park and children’s play area. Both amenity centers are complete with recreational fields nearby, including lighted tennis, basketball and volleyball courts as well as multi-purpose fields.


Durbin Crossing – You Really Can Have It All!

To visit Durbin Crossing, travel south on US-1 (Philips Hwy). Turn right onto Racetrack Rd. Turn left onto St. Johns Pkwy/2209, then right on Longleaf Pine Pkwy/244 to the community entrance. If coming east on 210, turn left on Longleaf Pine Pkwy/ Russell Sampson Rd. From Mandarin, travel south on San Jose Blvd., turn left onto Racetrack Rd. Make a right on Veteran’s Pkwy. and then left to Durbin Crossing North entrance or continue straight ahead and turn left on Longleaf Pine Pkwy. to Durbin Crossing South entrance.

For more information on Durbin Crossing and its preferred builders, please visit http://www.durbincrossing.com.



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