Biscayne National Park
Biscayne National Park is the largest marine park in the NPS system and is is located at the northern end of the Florida Reef Track, just west of the Gulf Stream (a common route for colonial and early American shipping and naval traffic). The unique topography of the park creates a “ship trap” where hundreds of historic vessels met their fate in dramatic fashion, wrecked upon the unmarked reefs of the Florida Keys.
Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park protects an unparalleled landscape that provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species like the manatee, American crocodile, and the elusive Florida panther. An international treasure as well – a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve, a Wetland of International Importance, and a specially protected areas under the Cartagena Treaty.
Jacksonville Urban Agenda
As urban centers become more crowded and dense, the value of the common good and the common space found in urban parks becomes increasingly valuable. In an effort to re‐imagine the NPS’ role in urban areas, the Urban Agenda looks to strategically align NPS resources to better serve cities and communities.