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Orange Park, FL, United States

This small town of Florida is noted for its proximity to the Naval Air Station Jacksonville, one of the greatest military bases in the Southeastern United States

Typical food

Dishes you can't miss

<p>Minorcan clam chowder</p>,Orange Park, FL, United States

Minorcan clam chowder

Creamy soup made from clams and tomatoes. It is distinguished by its distinctive reddish color.

<p>Catfish fillet</p>,Orange Park, FL, United States

Catfish fillet

Seasoned catfish fillet cooked over charcoal fire.

Typical food of Orange Park, FL, United States

The cuisine of Orange Park uses the ingredients that abound in the region, such as sea products

The recipes most frequently requested in Orange Park include products from the sea or the swamps in the region. Among the most popular dishes are the catfish fillet, cooked over charcoal fire, and the minorcan clam chowder, a kind of creamy soup made from clams and tomatoes, characterized by its reddish color.

Weather

Useful Tips

  • - If you visit the city in summer, it is important to bring clothes that are comfortable and light to stay cool.

    - Rains in Orange Park are constant throughout the year and there are occasional storms and hurricanes. We recommend that you check the weather forecast before planning your trip.

The weather in Orange Park, FL, United States

Orange Park has a subtropical climate with constant rain throughout the year and an average annual temperature near 20 °C (68 ºF)

What to bring by season

Temperatures in Orange Park range between 32 °C (89 ºF) in summer and 5 °C (41 ºF) in winter, with an average temperature of around 20 °C (68 ºF). If you plan to travel in summer, we recommend you to bring comfortable and light clothing made of cotton. Also, you should drink lots of water to avoid dehydration. In winter it is important to bring warm clothes and a sweater or a jacket since humidity increases the sensation of cold.

Rains are constant in the region of Orange Park and there may be storms or hurricanes during summer months. To avoid these phenomena as much as possible, we recommend you to check weather forecasts before you plan your trip.

Overview

About Orange Park, FL, United States

Orange Park is located in Florida, on the banks of the St Johns River, south of Jacksonville. Its name comes from the fact that this area was intended for orange production, however, an intense snow storm in 1894 ruined the crops and the industry moved to other nearby cities.

Most people who inhabit this city are related to the U.S. military or the medical field because the Naval Air Station Jacksonville, one of the largest greatest military bases in Southeastern United States, is near Orange Park. Within its facilities is Naval Hospital of Jacksonville, one of the most important military medical centers in the area.

Orange Park has several parks and recreation centers, such as Clarke Park. Facilities of this park include a children's area, a sand volleyball court, barbecue grills, and spaces for events, as birthday parties and other family events. Also, you will find green areas decorated with a splendid lake and oak trees, with several hiking trails. In this site is one of the historic buildings of Orange Park, the Clarke House, dating back to the early 20th century, now used as headquarters of the Historical Society of Orange Park.

Another important park of the city is Town Hall Park, which has a playground for the little ones, tables for picnics, and venues where several events are held, including the Fall Festival, celebrated every year in October, featuring concerts, gastronomic tastings, and exhibitions of handicrafts.

***The official currency of the United States is the United States Dollar (USD).

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