Hanna Park

Jacksonville, Florida
Administrado por The Swim Guide - Florida

Photo by NomadicStateOfMind
Operated by the City of Jacksonville, Hanna Park consists of 450 acres and is known for its prime surfing at “the poles.” The Poles refer to the spot where the wooden poles delineate Mayport Naval Station and Hanna Park’s northern border. This First Coast park also hosts a 60-acre fresh water lake and 1.5 miles of pristine sandy beaches. A children’s waterpark and play fountains, 300 wooded campsites offering shade and privacy, and outdoor cooking facilities are some of the other features enjoyed by visitors. The white sand beaches with shallow waters that gradually slope entice swimmers and body surfers. The walk from the parking lot to the beach is fairly short, and access is provided by paths through the protected sand dunes. The park’s hours are seasonal, usually opening at 8 a.m. with extended hours during the busier months. Admission/use fee schedule applies. Onsite amenities include lifeguards, 24 hour campground security, laundry, restrooms, playground, shower, picnic shelters, store/snack bar, kayak/paddle boat rentals, fishing, and boat launch area. Tents and RVs are welcomed. Cabins, cooking and gathering facilities are available for reservation and rental.

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Estado Histórico
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Octubre 2nd, 2018. The Swim Guide - Florida updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
30°C
Clear and sunny
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled quincenalmente from 1 Marzo to 31 Octubre

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) adopted new water quality criteria January 2016 for the Healthy Beaches program. They reflect the most current recommendations and water quality grant requirements in the 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Duval County beaches are monitored by the Florida Healthy Beaches Program. Monitoring results are collected bi-weekly on Tuesday and results are posted to the Florida Healthy beaches website on Friday. Samples are collected year round at many beaches in Florida, however Duval County's monitoring season is from Mid-April to November. Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the peak swimming season.

The Florida Healthy Beaches Program Categories are:

Good = 0-35 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water;
Moderate = 36-70 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water, and;
Poor = 71 or greater Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water.

The 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria recommends using 70 CFU per 100 mL as the Beach Action Value (BAV) to guide public health advisories. A Single Sample Maximum (SSM) at 70 CFU per 100 ml and a BAV are functionally the same. If the sample result is above the indicated value, the beach is resampled and tested the following day or a beach advisory is issued with the first test result. The Healthy Beaches program no longer uses geometric means to represent recreational water quality data.

On Swim Guide a beach is marked Green when it has a Good or Moderate standing meaning the SSM test results show Enterococci counts between 0- 70 cfu (colony forming units) / 100ml.
Swim Guide marks a beach Red when it has a Poor standing. This means the SSM test results show Enterococci counts exceeds the BAV of 70 cfu/100ml. These conservative advisories better inform vulnerable people (children, elderly, and the immunocompromised) who have elevated health risks due to water quality at the beach.
A beach is marked Grey when no current or reliable monitoring information is available.

Please note: Vibrio vulnificus bacteria, also called flesh eating disease, is a naturally occurring bacteria in some of Florida's waters. This bacteria can be lethal, especially when contracted by individuals with compromised immune systems. Concentrations of the bacteria are higher in the mouths of rivers near oceans. The bacteria is most dangerous when ingested in raw seafood but recent deaths are attributed to individuals who have waded in water with broken skin. Beach goers are urged to use caution and consult a physician if you suspect you have come in contact with the bacteria.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Hanna Park

Jacksonville, Florida
Administrado por The Swim Guide - Florida

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Estado Histórico
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Octubre 2nd, 2018. The Swim Guide - Florida updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
30°C
Clear and sunny

Photo by NomadicStateOfMind
Operated by the City of Jacksonville, Hanna Park consists of 450 acres and is known for its prime surfing at “the poles.” The Poles refer to the spot where the wooden poles delineate Mayport Naval Station and Hanna Park’s northern border. This First Coast park also hosts a 60-acre fresh water lake and 1.5 miles of pristine sandy beaches. A children’s waterpark and play fountains, 300 wooded campsites offering shade and privacy, and outdoor cooking facilities are some of the other features enjoyed by visitors. The white sand beaches with shallow waters that gradually slope entice swimmers and body surfers. The walk from the parking lot to the beach is fairly short, and access is provided by paths through the protected sand dunes. The park’s hours are seasonal, usually opening at 8 a.m. with extended hours during the busier months. Admission/use fee schedule applies. Onsite amenities include lifeguards, 24 hour campground security, laundry, restrooms, playground, shower, picnic shelters, store/snack bar, kayak/paddle boat rentals, fishing, and boat launch area. Tents and RVs are welcomed. Cabins, cooking and gathering facilities are available for reservation and rental.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled quincenalmente from 1 Marzo to 31 Octubre

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) adopted new water quality criteria January 2016 for the Healthy Beaches program. They reflect the most current recommendations and water quality grant requirements in the 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Duval County beaches are monitored by the Florida Healthy Beaches Program. Monitoring results are collected bi-weekly on Tuesday and results are posted to the Florida Healthy beaches website on Friday. Samples are collected year round at many beaches in Florida, however Duval County's monitoring season is from Mid-April to November. Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the peak swimming season.

The Florida Healthy Beaches Program Categories are:

Good = 0-35 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water;
Moderate = 36-70 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water, and;
Poor = 71 or greater Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water.

The 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria recommends using 70 CFU per 100 mL as the Beach Action Value (BAV) to guide public health advisories. A Single Sample Maximum (SSM) at 70 CFU per 100 ml and a BAV are functionally the same. If the sample result is above the indicated value, the beach is resampled and tested the following day or a beach advisory is issued with the first test result. The Healthy Beaches program no longer uses geometric means to represent recreational water quality data.

On Swim Guide a beach is marked Green when it has a Good or Moderate standing meaning the SSM test results show Enterococci counts between 0- 70 cfu (colony forming units) / 100ml.
Swim Guide marks a beach Red when it has a Poor standing. This means the SSM test results show Enterococci counts exceeds the BAV of 70 cfu/100ml. These conservative advisories better inform vulnerable people (children, elderly, and the immunocompromised) who have elevated health risks due to water quality at the beach.
A beach is marked Grey when no current or reliable monitoring information is available.

Please note: Vibrio vulnificus bacteria, also called flesh eating disease, is a naturally occurring bacteria in some of Florida's waters. This bacteria can be lethal, especially when contracted by individuals with compromised immune systems. Concentrations of the bacteria are higher in the mouths of rivers near oceans. The bacteria is most dangerous when ingested in raw seafood but recent deaths are attributed to individuals who have waded in water with broken skin. Beach goers are urged to use caution and consult a physician if you suspect you have come in contact with the bacteria.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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