Ronnie Van Zant Memorial Park
January 05, 2010 9:29:27 PM UTC Post #1

Well since someone knocked off yesterday's pictures, thought I'd upload one last try. Here is a picture of the reflecting pond at the RVZ Memorial Park. It's located a little southwest of Jacksonville, as I recall. It was a little out of the way, but worth every minute.

You can easily tell that this park was designed and paid for by folks who cherish the memory of the man, not simply the legend. It's a great place to take the family and the kids, as I did. There is a nice picnic area with BBQ, a very well kept children's playground, baseball diamonds, a beautiful fishing pond complete with fountains and piers. This is not a rowdy place at all. It's very respectful. My guess is that when you visit you're more likely to have "All I Can Do IS Write About It" going through your head regardless of how tempting "Simple Man" would appear on the surface.

So go. Stop at Bono's Barbecue before hand and just relax. A lot of love went into making this place.

http://www.lynyrdskynyrdhistory.com/park.html
http://bonosbarbq.com/

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January 05, 2010 10:24:52 PM UTC Post #1

Thanks for sharing the photos! I went to Jacksonville about 2 years ago with my husband on one of his business trips. It was like a pilgrimage for me.....made it to a few places. Sara

Ain't nothing sweeter than a Southern girl!

January 06, 2010 11:30:22 PM UTC Post #2

=Maryland4Dixie said:Well since someone knocked off yesterday's pictures, thought I'd upload one last try. Here is a picture of the reflecting pond at the RVZ Memorial Park. It's located a little southwest of Jacksonville, as I recall. It was a little out of the way, but worth every minute.

You can easily tell that this park was designed and paid for by folks who cherish the memory of the man, not simply the legend. It's a great place to take the family and the kids, as I did. There is a nice picnic area with BBQ, a very well kept children's playground, baseball diamonds, a beautiful fishing pond complete with fountains and piers. This is not a rowdy place at all. It's very respectful. My guess is that when you visit you're more likely to have "All I Can Do IS Write About It" going through your head regardless of how tempting "Simple Man" would appear on the surface.

So go. Stop at Bono's Barbecue before hand and just relax. A lot of love went into making this place.

http://www.lynyrdskynyrdhistory.com/park.html
http://bonosbarbq.com/
---I couldnt agree with you more,this is a great place to visit,i myself dont live far from the RVZ park,its a very good place to visit,sit back with family,and your children and enjoy the day,yeah its like All I Can Do Is Write About It,and just feel like youre home there,a place to get away for the day and listen to some the one and only skynyrd and savior the moment,and forget about all your troubles for the day,so when you can get a change to go,---------go and have fun and forget about everything else------------thanks for posting the pictures up-----------midnightrider

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January 07, 2010 11:37:19 AM UTC Post #3

I remember joining the "Freebird Foundation" way back, I still have my hat and t-shirt around, tho very well worn, and somewhere down there Deb & I's got a brick with our names on it, if I'm not mistaken, it says our names and Murray, Utah. You should see if you can find it Midnightrider! and of course let me know if you do! Keep that suthyn faith going loud & proud, cuz the south's doin' it again! (and snag a pic of it if'n ya find it, pretty please.)

IF I LEAVE HERE TOMORROW, WOULD YOU STILL REMEMBER ME?

January 07, 2010 7:09:59 PM UTC Post #4

@midnightrider: Yeah, as much as I enjoyed our trip further down and over to Siesta Key for the week, Jacksonville still stole its thunder. Now, Jacksonville's changed alot since the 70's, that's for sure, but I still love it. As much as I love Bono's BBQ, nothing came close to the exhilaration I felt when I got to RVZ Park.

It was really awesome.

Skynyrd Forever, Forever Skynyrd!

"Everything that comes after that, comes after that."

January 09, 2010 8:03:56 AM UTC Post #5

I love Ronnie's Park.Do they still have the no cursing sign up?
the rules of the park..you know.
And I prefer whitey's fish Camp when I go to Jax.
-RossingtonRules-

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