Plan Your Visit To Neptune Park
A popular recreation spot for visitors to the Golden Isles, Neptune Park is the perfect place for family fun along the southern Georgia coast. The park is named for Neptune Small, a faithful servant of the Thomas Butler King family of Retreat Plantation (now the site of Sea Island Golf Course). During the Civil War, Small accompanied one of the King family sons, who was killed at the Battle of Fredericksburg. Small retrieved the body from the battleground for burial at Christ Church, and then elected to return to the battlefield with another son until the conflict’s end. A bronze plaque at the park commemorates the heroism of Neptune Small.
Today, Neptune Park is a favorite community gathering place, where residents and tourists of all ages can enjoy sun, fun, and natural recreation in the shadow of striking, centuries-old southern Live Oaks and the St. Simons Lighthouse. Located on the southern tip of St. Simons Island, the oceanfront park also provides the ideal setting for a scenic stroll between the St. Simons Fishing Pier and Pier Village areas. Neptune Park is perfectly situated with easy access to prominent local historic sites like Fort Frederica National Monument and nearby Jekyll Island.
Enjoying Neptune Park
Neptune Park is the site of many annual community events and live music performances at the onsite bandstand and expansive lawn. The park’s St. Simons Island Casino facility is available for rental, and equipped to accommodate private events like meetings, parties, and weddings.
The beach and pier areas provide excellent swimming, fishing, crabbing, bird watching, and beachcombing opportunities. Beach-goers are likely to encounter migratory wildlife like grackles, seagulls and pelicans, as well as treasures like whelks and sand dollars – especially at low-tide.
The park’s Fun Zone area is a summertime institution in the Golden Isles. The Fun Zone pool area includes a wading pool, lap lanes, and waterslides – constantly monitored by American Red Cross certified lifeguards.
- Two Playgrounds
- Picnic Tables
- Park Benches
- Fishing Pier
- Concession Stands
- 18-Hole Miniature Golf Course
- Welcome Center
- Beach Access
- Biking / Hiking Paths
Location, Fees, And More Information
Neptune Park is pet-friendly, and open year-round. Admission to the park is free for all ages. Fees do apply to some activities, including the Neptune Park Fun Zone swimming pool and miniature golf. From the center of it all at Neptune Park you can take a guided tour of the island’s top points of interest with Lighthouse Trolleys.
- Trolley tour fares vary by age and tour type. Adult rates range from around $20-$27.
- Mini golf rates are $8 per round, per player – with discounts available for military, groups, multi-round passes, and annual passes.
- Fun Zone Pool daily passes are $8 (children 3 and under are free). Season passes and group rates are available, as well as the “Ultimate Pass” which allows the passholder seasonal access to the swimming pools at Selden Park and Brunswick Aquatic Center as well as Neptune Fun Zone.
For more information on Glynn County Recreation and Parks, including facilities, activities, and events, visit their official website.
Neptune Park – 550 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 – MAP