Leisure/RecreationMWR MAYPORT/DEPLOYED FORCES SUPPORT
MWR Mayport is home to “The Finest Resort on the First Coast”...and you’re already a member. With top-notch facilities, outstanding customer service and high-quality programs, you might expect to pay a lot for this resort-like atmosphere.
The fact is Sailors, family members, retirees, reservists and civilian employees are already members of this club. The Naval Station Mayport Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department (MWR) provides a wide variety of high-quality services, facilities, recreation programs and activities. Outstanding customer service is the number one goal in pursuit of the Mayport mission: “Finest Service to the Finest Fleet.” MWR’s main offices are located in Building 414 on Massey Avenue (second stop light after entering the Main Gate). To contact MWR customer service, call (904) 270-5228.
Fleet Recreation supports the needs of afloat commands and Sailors. Fleet Recreation is an integral part of ships readiness. Design, procurement and repair of fitness spaces as well as providing gear locker materials are part of the preparations provided for deployment. Afloat libraries and movie programs are also part of this office’s responsibilities. Training is provided for ship recreation staff, Command Fitness Leaders and ship fitness machine repair technicians. Fleet Recreation also coordinates all aspects of visits for U.S. and foreign vessels, ship homecomings, parties and picnics. The Fleet Recreation Office is located at Building 414 and is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or as operational needs require. Hours are subject to change based on fleet requirements. For more information, call (904) 270-5551.
WINDY HARBOR GOLF CLUB
The 18-hole, par-72 golf course located on Main Street winds through the intra-coastal waterway and is lined with beautiful oak and palm trees. The club includes a driving range and practice green. The course is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. except in winter when it closes at6 p.m. Mayport’s 6,700-square-foot golf clubhouse features a pro shop and men’s and women’s locker rooms, as well as Bogey’s, an 80-seat restaurant which is open to all hands seven days a week. Bogey’s is open 6 a.m. to dusk with limited menu after 2 p.m. A premier hour is held every Wednesday and Friday,4 to 6 p.m., and features complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drink specials. Private functions are welcome. For information, call the golf pro at (904) 270-5380 or Bogey’s at (904) 270-5143.
BEACHSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER
The Community Center features Castaway’s Lounge, and Computer Cove with free Internet access. Castaway’s welcome live bands every month as well as showing all pay-per-view UFC fights. Navy Federal ATM and Pizza Hut are also located just inside the Community Center. The facility is available for private functions at competitive prices. For more information, call Community Center Administration Office (904) 270-7198, Castaway’s Lounge (904) 270-7205, Pizza Hut (904) 249-9766.
MAYPORT BOWLING CENTER
& FAST LANES GRILLE
The bowling center features 24 synthetic bowling lanes with all new computer scoring, Xtreme Bowling, pool tables, a video arcade and electronic Fast Action Bingo. All lanes have “bumper” capabilities for younger bowlers. This is a terrific place to host your child’s next birthday party, command party, reenlistment or any other gathering. Fast Lanes Bowling Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 10:30 p.m.; Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.;
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 4 to 10:30 p.m. The bowling center is closed on Monday except for Fast Lanes Grille, serving lunch only on Mondays. Fast Lanes Grille serves lunch Monday through Saturday, and dinner Tuesday through Sunday. Breakfast is served Saturday, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Catering services are available. For more information, call Bowling at (904) 270-5377.
The bingo hall has an outdoor deck. Bingo is offered Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 6:30 to 10 p.m.; Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Bingo features four progressive jackpots from $3,000 to $30,000, 40 games nightly, Winner-Take-All Bingo every session, computer and paper packages, nine drawings every session, including our Match Play Drawing, VIP drawings nightly and two Lucky Balls every night. For more information please call (904) 270-7204.
FOC’SLE CHIEF PETTY OFFICER’S CLUB
The Foc’sle CPO Club is located next to the Surfside Fitness Center. The CPO Club is open to all hands for lunch Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Foc’sle CPO Club is also open Tuesdays until 10 p.m., Wednesdays until 8 p.m.; Thursday until 5 p.m.; and Friday until 5 p.m. for active duty, reservists and retired chief petty officers and their guests.
The Foc’sle CPO Club has trivia and wings Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. Each month, the CPO Club hosts a variety of all-hands events including Steak Nights and Seafood Boils. Arrangements for special functions such as reenlistments, retirement ceremonies and receptions, command socials and picnics, luncheons, hail and farewells, etc., at the CPO Club may be made by calling (904) 270-5431.
INFORMATION, TICKETS & TRAVEL (ITT)
ITT offers hotel reservations, cruise bookings and discount tickets for most major Florida attractions, as well as a few attractions in Georgia and North Carolina. Some examples of tickets offered are: Adventure Landing, Disney World, Six Flags Over Georgia, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, Medieval Times, Wet ’n Wild, Jacksonville Jaguars, SeaWorld, Wild Adventures, Biltmore Estate and many more. ITT also has Western Union services. Discount souvenirs from Disney World are on sale daily. ITT is located in Building 414 and is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our mobile Recreation Ticket Vehicle (RTV) also offers terrific ticket prices in convenient locations. Call (904) 270-5145 for ticket information.
The Liberty Program, also known as the Single Sailor Program, is geared towards enlisted bachelor and geo-bachelor personnel, E-1 to E-6. Special events, workshops, tournaments, inexpensive trips for active duty personnel and more are scheduled on and off base each month, offering a wide variety of exciting programs and activities. The Liberty Program is based out of Planet Mayport, located in Building 46 across from Bravo Pier. Planet Mayport is an alcohol- and smoke-free environment and is open seven days a week, 365 days a year. Hours of operations are9 a.m. to 11 p.m. This contemporary facility features a movie theater, a free Internet computer room, Wi-Fi throughout, laundromat, pool tables, video game stations, ping-pong tables and a snack area. For information, call (904) 270-7788.
PELICAN ROOST &
OSPREY COVE RV PARKS
The “Roost” RV Park is located on Bon Homme Richard Street, overlooking the jetties along the St. Johns River. Its 49 sites offer 50/30 amp electric, sewer, water and cable TV service. Site fees include planned activities, use of the Roost Lodge amenities, kitchen, laundry, TVs, book/video swap library, high-speed and wireless Internet, restrooms and shower facilities. This scenic park welcomes recreational vehicles as well as primitive and tent campers. Fifty additional full-service sites are also available at Osprey Cove. Osprey Cove Site fees include planned activities, use of the Roost Lodge amenities, kitchen, laundry, TVs, book/video swap library, high-speed and wireless Internet, restrooms and shower facilities. Reservations are accepted up to six months in advance for active duty and up to four months in advance for all other eligible patrons. Active duty may sponsor up to two guests into the park year-round. For reservations at the “Roost” or the “Cove,” call (904) 270-7808.
OCEAN BREEZE CONFERENCE
& CATERING CENTER
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Ocean Breeze is the perfect place to celebrate your reenlistment, commissioning, retirement ceremony and reception, wedding reception, gourmet dinner, party...you name it! From formal affairs to casual picnics on our deck, Ocean Breeze is your ticket to a classic event. Able to comfortably host parties of up to 350 people, Ocean Breeze is one of the premier catering facilities in Northeast Florida. Come see how affordable a resort atmosphere can be. Call (904) 270-5313 to schedule your function.
Outdoor Adventures is home to Outdoor Recreation Rentals. More than 2,000 items are available for rental including: Jon boats, boogie boards, canoes and kayaks, yard equipment, canopies and tents, fishing gear, campers, sleeping bags (ultra clean!), tables and chairs, BBQ grills, moonwalk, coolers and ice chests, bait, tackle and much more. Outdoor Adventures is open Monday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Wednesday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. To learn more about Outdoor Adventures, call (904) 270-5221 or (904) 270-5541.
Picnic areas and picnic pavilions are located in several locations throughout the NavalStation and may be reserved free of charge. For reservation information, please call(904) 270-5221.
• Kavanaugh Park—located at the intersection of Maine Street and Massey Avenue, across from the fire station.
• Dolphin Run Jetties—on the river across from Pelican Roost RV Park.
• Sea Gull Park—is adjacent to the CPO Club.
• Reynolds Memorial River Park—is across from the Vehicle Storage compound.
• Sea Otter Park—is adjacent to the Navy Lodge, behind Mayport Bowling Center.
Relaxation seekers, surfers and sun worshippers alike will enjoy Mayport’s beautiful beaches, open from sunrise to sunset year-round. Swimming is only permitted while lifeguards are on duty during the summer. Surfing, swimming and fishing areas are marked. Outstanding fishing is available on the beaches or jetties. Fishing equipment is available for rent from Outdoor Adventures. For more information on our beaches, call the Aquatics Director at (904) 270-5425.
The 50-meter Olympic-size swimming pool, located on Baltimore Street, is open for recreation swimming Memorial Day through Labor Day. The pool has a splash pool for young children, 18-foot slide, snack bar and bathhouse. Swimming lessons are offered throughout the summer and seasonal swim passes are available for purchase at ITT. The pool is also available for private parties during the summer season. Military lap swim is held during the summer season Monday through Friday, 6 to 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. to1 p.m. During the winter months, the pool is heated and kept at 78 to 81 degrees. Military lap swim during the winter season is Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call (904) 270-5425.
Intramural sports are available in softball, flag football, golf, tennis, racquetball, basketball, volleyball, bowling and soccer.
Most sports are offered twice a year. 5K runs are held monthly, as well as other singular tournaments and competitions.
The coveted Captain’s Cup program allows commands to compete for the bragging rights of being the top athletic command. Call (904) 270-5451 to find out more.
The courts are located next to Building 1810 on Baltimore Street. The tennis complex has eight lighted tennis courts and practice walls. Organized teams play August through December. For more information, call (904) 270-5451.
HEALTH & FITNESS
The gym includes a full-size basketball and volleyball court, indoor racquetball courts, locker rooms with saunas and free weights, a Nautilus strength training circuit, and a variety of cardiovascular equipment including treadmills, step mills, stationary bicycles, cross-trainers, arc trainers, rowers and stair climbers. A staff of certified personal trainers are available for individual, command and group appointments. Fitness classes featuring precision cycling and command PRT are offered by the certified trainers. The gym is open Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday,5 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday and holidays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The gym is open 365 days a year and hours of operation may vary according to season. A complete line of energy drinks, protein supplements, weight belts, gloves and straps are available for use/sale. Lighted softball, football, soccer and little league fields are available for league play and may also be reserved. For more information, call (904) 270-5451.
Surfside Fitness Center
This state-of-the-art fitness facility features cardiovascular equipment, complete Nautilus Nitro strength training circuit, full slate of fitness classes, equipment training and an unrivaled view of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy individual TV channels at your cardio station during your workout. The Surfside Fitness Center is open Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and closed on Sunday and holidays. There is no charge for active duty, retirees, reservists and their family members, along with DoD and NAF civilians. Guests are welcome with a sponsor for only $3 per day. For more information, call (904) 270-7718.
Licensed Massage Therapist
This is an excellent way to relax and stay fit. For unbelievably low prices, enjoy a soothing massage with relaxing music. Reservations are accepted through the Surfside Fitness Center by calling (904) 270-7718. Appointments are available Monday through Saturday.
YOUTH & TEENS
Youth Activities Center (YAC)
The Youth Activities Center (YAC) offers a fully accredited School Age Care (SAC) program including before- and after-school care, Sand Dollar Summer Day Camp, Spring Fun Camp and Jingle Bell Day Camp. The School Age Care Program is internationally accredited through the Council of accreditation. Open Recreation is held on weekdays and on Saturdays.
Partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Youth Activities Center holds many additional programs such as Project Learn, Power Hour, Key Stone Club, Torch Club, Fine Arts and Fitness Authority. Movie days, dances, game room tournaments, field trips and other special events round out the many opportunities offered for elementary school-age children at the YAC. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and closed on federal holidays. For more information, call (904) 270-5680.
Open Recreation for middle and high school ages is held Monday through Friday at Club Teen. Activities include computers, video games, pool tables, air hockey, foosball, music, TV and movies. A variety of special events are also scheduled monthly. Club Teen is located next door to the Youth Activities Center in on-base housing. For more information, call (904) 270-5680 or (904) 246-0347.
A comprehensive year-round sports program is aimed at youth of all skill levels: instructional, recreational and competitive. Sports offered include tee-ball, baseball, soccer and basketball. Instructional classes are provided in martial arts for ages 3 to 17. For more information, call (904) 270-5680.
Auto Skills Center
The Auto Skills Center has 32 vehicle bays for patrons to perform vehicle repairs and maintenance. The center has a retail parts and accessory store, offers car care classes and performs service repairs. Monthly specials feature savings on the center’s services. See the cashier for information on recycling used lube oil, antifreeze and tires. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Auto Skills is closed on Sunday and federal holidays. The car wash, located next to Building 414, is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. For more information, call (904) 270-5392.
Vehicle Storage Facility
This facility provides a secure area to store vehicles, boats, trailers and recreational vehicles. Parking is free for deployed sailors for their primary automobile. Also included with this service is transportation from the storage location back to the command, free jump-starting and air for flat tires. Use of this secured compound may result in reduced insurance rates for extended deployments. Recreational vehicles are stored at a separate secure location for a monthly fee. Call (904) 270-7022 for information.
The MWR vehicle scale is located at Building 412 with the Vehicle Storage/Scrap Metal Yard office. The scale is state-certified and can be used for D.I.Y. (Do-It-Yourself) moves. There is a $8 charge per scale use, payable by cash or check only. The scale is available Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. For more information, call (904) 270-5095.
MWR can recycle: office paper, newspaper, brown grocery bags, aluminum and steel cans, cardboard, all types of metal, wooden pallets, waste cooking oil, used motor oil and tires (at the Auto Skills Center only). Recyclable materials can be dropped off at various drop-off boxes throughout the base and in base housing. In addition, recyclables are accepted at Building 1624 (the Recycling Center). All profits go back to the MWR fund to help provide better programs and facilities for Sailors and their families. The Recycling Center is open Monday through Friday,7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (904) 270-5095 for more information.
Located in Building 708B Everglades Court, the Mayport Veterinary Clinic offers affordable, quality pet care for all active duty, retiree, reservists and their families. The facility is a wellness vaccine clinic, offering annual exams including canine and feline vaccines, heartworm and fecal tests and minor sick calls by appointment only. Going Overseas? It is recommended you start planning six months prior to your PCS date. Micro-chipping is required for persons living in base housing and is available at the Vet Clinic. The Vet Clinic is open Monday through Friday,8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the Vet Clinic, call (904) 270-7004.