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Jax Daily Record Wednesday, Jun. 30, 202110:10 AM EST

Adventure Landing owners looking for new location

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The entertainment park is scheduled to close in Jacksonville Beach by Oct. 31 and shut its Westside park June 27.
by: Mark Basch Contributing Writer

Adventure Landing’s entertainment park in Jacksonville Beach is scheduled to close by Oct. 31, but the company reiterated in a June 30 news release that it is looking for a new site in Jacksonville.

“The Adventure Landing story does not permanently end here, as the owners are in the process of exploring other locations in the Jacksonville area to build another water park,” it said.

NRP Lease Holdings LLC, which operated the three Adventure Landing parks in Northeast Florida and 10 other parks in North Carolina, New York, Kansas, Ohio, Texas and Missouri, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December 2019.

The company closed its park on Jacksonville’s Westside on June 27. Under a lease agreement with property owners, it will have to close the Jacksonville Beach park by the end of October.

NRP does not own the real estate but leases the properties to operate its parks.

Trevato Development Group bought the property at 1944 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville Beach in February through a company called JB Fair Park MF LLC.

Trevato presented plans June 28 to a Jacksonville Beach City Council workshop to redevelop the property into a 427-unit apartment project.

“If the City of Jacksonville Beach approves the plan proposed by JB Fair, then Adventure Landing will complete its summer season through October 31, 2021,” NRP said in the June 30 release.

A lease agreement filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division, said NRP must remove personal property from the site by Feb. 28, 2022.

The site of the Westside Adventure Landing park at 4825 Blanding Blvd. was bought for use by Amazon.com.

That property will be redeveloped into parking for a nearby Amazon delivery station, according to plans filed with the city.

The other Adventure Landing on Florida 16 near the St. Augustine Premium Outlets mall remains open along with the 10 other parks that remain open, said Hank Woodburn, who owns NRP along with his wife, Susan. 

 

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