Future phases include residential living opportunities and community-wide engagement.
The City of Marianna is bordered on the beautiful Chipola River which is a designated paddling destination. Founded in 1827 by Robert Beveridge, the City of Marianna has been the county seat of Jackson County for more than 150 years. Once the center of a vast area of plantations, today’s tourists are invited to enjoy a stroll along the City’s oak canopy sidewalks and take the Historic Self-Guided Tour.
In addition to historic homes, visitors are invited to view the local war hero memorials in downtown Marianna, including World War I, World War II, Korean, and Vietnam Veteran Memorials located at the Jackson County Court House square, and also the state memorial honoring those who died in the 1864 Battle of Marianna. While in downtown, leisurely walk the charming streets for shopping and dining.
With multiple parks that support organized team recreational activities, the City manages approximately 291 acres of State-owned land, including the Chipola Greenways Hinson Conservation and Recreation Area, located on Highway 73 south.
If you want to escape the heat of the summer, you can cool off at Blue Springs Recreation Area or Spring Creek.
Of course, no trip to Marianna would be complete without a visit to Florida Caverns State Park. The guided tours through the limestone caverns offer dazzling views. Although caves are the main focal point of the park, the 1,300-acre grounds also boast a wide variety of plants, animals, and other natural resources. It is a perfect environment for all your favorite outdoor activities, such as camping, fishing, swimming, or canoeing.