MWR MAYPORT AND 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 No. 1 goal in pursuit of the Mayport mission: “Finest Service to the Finest Fleet.” MWR’s main offices are 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 ship 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 in Building 414 and is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 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 on Main Street winds through the Intracoastal 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 at 6 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 a limited menu after 2 p.m. A premier hour is held 4 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday 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 Beachside Community Center features Castaway’s Lounge and Computer Cove with free Internet access. Castaway’s welcomes live bands every month and shows all pay-per-view UFC fights. A Navy Federal Credit Union ATM and Pizza Hut are also just inside the Community Center. The facility is available for private functions at competitive prices. For more information, call the Community Center administration office at 904-270-7198, Castaway’s Lounge at 904-270-7205 or Pizza Hut at 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 bumpers available for younger bowlers. This is a terrific place to host your child’s next birthday party, command party, re-enlistment or any other gathering. Fast Lanes Bowling Center is open 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; and 4 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday. The bowling center is closed Monday except for Fast Lanes Grille, which serves lunch on Monday. Fast Lanes Grille serves lunch Monday through Saturday and dinner Tuesday through Sunday. Breakfast is served 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Catering services are available. For more information, call the bowling center at 904-270-5377.
The bingo hall has an outdoor deck. Bingo is offered 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday; and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
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, call 904-270-7204.
FOC’SLE CHIEF PETTY OFFICER’S (CPO) CLUB
The Foc’sle CPO Club is next to the Surfside Fitness Center. The club is open to all hands for lunch 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Foc’sle CPO Club is also open until 10 p.m. Tuesday, until 8 p.m. Wednesday, and until 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday for active duty, reservists, retired CPOs and their guests. The Foc’sle CPO Club has trivia and wings 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Each month, the club hosts a variety of all-hands events, including steak nights and seafood boils. Arrangements for special functions such as re-enlistments, retirement ceremonies and receptions, command socials and picnics, luncheons, hail and farewells, etc., at the 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, MedievalTimes, 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 in Building 414 and is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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 toward 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 inside the Beachside community center. The Liberty Program is an alcohol- and smoke-free environment and is open seven days a week, 365 days a year. Hours are 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. This contemporary facility features a movie theater, a free Internet computer room, Wi-Fi throughout, a laundromat, pool tables, video game stations, pingpong tables and a snack area. For information, call 904-270-7788.
PELICAN ROOST AND OSPREY COVE RV PARKS
Pelican Roost RV Park is on Bon Homme Richard Street, overlooking the jetties along the St. Johns River. Its 49 sites offer 50- and 30-amp electric, sewer, water and cable TV service. Site fees include planned activities and use of the Roost Lodge amenities, kitchen, laundry, TVs, book and 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. The Osprey Cove site fees include planned activities and use of the Roost Lodge amenities, kitchen, laundry, TVs, book and video swap library, high-speed and wireless Internet, restrooms and shower facilities. Reservations are accepted up to six months in advance for active-duty members and up to four months in advance for all other eligible patrons. Active-duty members may sponsor up to two guests into the park year-round. For reservations at Pelican Roost or Osprey Cove, call 904-270-7808.
OCEAN BREEZE CONFERENCE & CATERING CENTER
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Ocean Breeze is the perfect place to celebrate your re-enlistment, 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 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: johnboats, boogie boards, canoes and kayaks, yard equipment, canopies and tents, fishing gear, campers, sleeping bags, tables and chairs, barbecue grills, a moonwalk, coolers and ice chests, bait, tackle and much more. Outdoor Adventures is open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Saturday. To learn more about Outdoor Adventures, call 904-270-5221/5541.
Picnic areas and picnic pavilions are in several locations throughout the naval station and may be reserved for free. For reservation information, please call 904-270-5221.
- Kavanaugh Park — 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 — adjacent to the CPO Club.
- Reynolds Memorial River Park — across from the vehicle storage compound.
- Sea Otter Park — adjacent to the Navy Lodge, behind the 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, on Baltimore Street, is open for recreational 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 6 to 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. During the winter months, the pool is heated and kept at 78 to 81 degrees. Military lap swim during the winter season is 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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. There are monthly 5K runs, 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 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, 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 is 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 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday and holidays. 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 and 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.
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
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 SAC program is internationally accredited through the council of accreditation. Open recreation is held Monday through Saturday. Partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the YAC holds many additional programs such as Project Learn, Power Hour, Keystone 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 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed 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 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 T-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 are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Auto Skills is closed Sunday and federal holidays. The car wash, next to Building 414, is open 24/7. 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 at Building 412 with the vehicle storage and scrap metal yard office. The scale is state-certified and can be used for DIY (do it yourself) moves. There is an $8 charge per scale use, payable by cash or check only. The scale is available 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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, wood pallets, waste cooking oil, used motor oil and tires (at the Auto Skills Center only). Recyclable materials can be left 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 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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 members, retirees, reservists and their families. The facility is a wellness vaccine clinic, offering annual exams, 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. Microchipping is required for persons living in base housing and is available at the vet clinic. The vet clinic is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information on the vet clinic, call 904-270-7004.