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					Barney Browning Park
  6014 Norwood Avenue Mapit
  Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

  1    Basketball Lighted
  5    Benches
  2    Bleachers
  1    Grills
  1    Picnic Tables
  2    Playground Equipment
  1    Softball Youth Lighted
  6    Trash Barrels
 Yes   Drinking Fountain
 Yes   Perimeter Site Fencing


Acres:          2.9
Park Type:      Neighborhood
Council
                E. Denise Lee
Person:
History:        Barney Browning Park is located in the Norwood section of north Jacksonville, and
                was previously known as the Norwood Playground until the name change in 1976.
                Eight different owners deeded portions of the park to the City between 1926 and
                1951. Barney H. Browning Sr. (1917-1975), was a long-time North Jacksonville
                community leader. He founded Barney Browning & Sons, a fuel oil distributor that
                for many years sponsored local baseball, football, and bowling teams. Mr. Browning
                served as president of the Northside Business Men’s Club, the Springfield Lions
                Club, and the North Jacksonville Civitan Club, and served on the boards of the
                Halfway House and the Rescue Mission. Park improvements over the years include
                the 1990 installation of sports lighting. In 2006, new playground equipment was
                installed to update the park.
Beverly Hills Park
  4511 Portsmouth Mapit
  Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

  1     Basketball Lighted
  12    Benches
  4     Bleachers
  11    Car Parking
  1     Grills
  1     Picnic shelters
  4     Picnic Tables
  4     Playground Equipment
  1     Restrooms
  1     Softball Adult Lighted
  1     Softball Youth
 0.24   Trails Paved (Miles)
  7     Trash Barrels
  1     Water Feature
  1     Water Features
 Yes    Community Center
 Yes    Drinking Fountain
 Yes    Perimeter Site Fencing
 Yes    Security Lighting

Acres:           5.019
Park Type:       Community
Council
                 Mia Jones
Person:
History:         Beverly Hills Park is located in the Sherwood Forest section of northwest
                 Jacksonville. The developers of the Sherwood Forest and Osceola Forest
                 neighborhoods donated the land for the park to Duval County in 1956. In the same
                 year, the Sherwood Forest Elementary School was built adjacent to the park, and a
                 pedestrian bridge connects the school playground with the park. The Beverly Hills
                 neighborhood, platted in 1928-1929, lies just east of the park. The City has completed
                 several improvement projects at the park over the years. In addition to softball fields,
                 a basketball court, and playground equipment, a perimeter walkway provides the
                 opportunity for walking or jogging. And the Sherwood Forest Community Center
                 building is also located on the park grounds.
Bob Hayes Sports Complex
  5054 Soutel Drive Mapit
  Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

  2    Bleachers
 120   Car Parking
  1    Concession Stand
  4    Grills
  1    Picnic shelters
  7    Picnic Tables
  1    Playground Equipment
  4    Restrooms
  4    Soccer
 Yes   Drinking Fountain

Acres:          25.22
Park Type:      Community
Council
                Mia Jones
Person:
History:        In April 2000, Bob Hayes Sports Complex became a reality when the City purchased
                an adjacent parcel to Lonnie Miller Regional Park from the Diocese of St. Augustine
                for $175,000 (OR 9610 pg. 1347), subject to an easement for underground utilities,
                access, and other terms (OR 7330 pg. 1398).As of December 2004, funding has been
                approved for the $1.4 million project, which will be put out for bids as soon as the
                latest revision of the plans is completed. To be known as the Bob Hayes Soccer
                Complex (or possibly Sports Complex), the facility will include several youth soccer
                fields, a football field, a pavilion/concession building that will also contain restrooms
                and storage space, playground and picnic equipment, bleachers, sidewalks, an
                asphalt trail, parking, a retention pond, irrigation, sewer/drainage facilities, and
                landscaping.
Carvill Park
  1302 Carvill Avenue Mapit
  Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

  1    Baseball Adult
  1    Basketball Lighted
  6    Benches
  1    Bleachers
 30    Car Parking
  1    Picnic Tables
 12    Playground Equipment
  1    Restrooms
  1    Special Pool
  6    Trash Barrels
 Yes   Community Center
 Yes   Perimeter Site Fencing

Acres:          3.76
Park Type:      Community
Council
                E. Denise Lee
Person:
History:        Carvill Park is located in the Norwood area of northwest Jacksonville, just southwest
                of Interstate 95 and Lem Turner Road. The developer of the Carvill Park subdivision,
                which was platted in 1945, later donated several lots to the Boy Service Council, Inc.
                for a playground. Through the efforts of Duval County Commissioner Ray Greene,
                Judge Walter Criswell, and others who were striving to prevent juvenile delinquency,
                the park opened in April 1950. It was the county’s first playground with athletic
                facilities. After consolidation in 1968, and ten years later, the city purchased the park
                property from Big Brothers of Greater Jacksonville (formerly the Boy Service
                Council). A fire gutted the community center in the mid-1990’s. A new 3,500 square
                foot community center was opened June 22, 2007, and now offers a myriad of
                activities. Adjacent to the center is a small community swimming pool.
Charles Boobie Clark Park and Pool
  8793 Sibbald Road Mapit
  Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

  1    Baseball Youth Lighted
  2    Basketball Lighted
  11   Benches
  7    Bleachers
 118   Car Parking
  1    Concession Stand
  1    Football
  1    Picnic Tables
  3    Playground Equipment
  2    Restrooms
  1    Swimming Pools
  2    Tennis Hard Lighted
  12   Trash Barrels
 Yes   Community Center
 Yes   Perimeter Site Fencing
 Yes   Security Lighting

Acres:          8.879
Park Type:      Community
Council
                Mia Jones
Person:
History:        The park known as Charles “Boobie” Clark was formerly called Sherwood Forest
                Playground. This park is named after Jacksonville native Charles E. Clark, who
                graduated from Bethune Cookman College and went on to play professional football
                in the National Football League. “Boobie” played fullback for the Cincinnati Bengals
                from 1972 to 1982. He was named as “ Rookie of the Year “ in 1972 for the NFL. The
                community center and park meet all of your recreational needs. In addition to outdoor
                facilities such as ball fields, a swimming pool, tennis courts, and basketball courts,
                there are also indoor activities available such as foosball, table games and meeting
                rooms.
Charles Reese Memorial Park
  1200 Ken Knight Drive Mapit
  Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

  1    Basketball
  1    Bleachers
  1    Boat Ramps
  5    Car Parking
  1    Grills
  2    Picnic shelters
  9    Picnic Tables
  3    Playground Equipment
  3    Trash Barrels
  1    Volleyball
 Yes   Perimeter Site Fencing


Acres:          3.554
Park Type:      Neighborhood
Council
                Mia Jones
Person:
History:        The City of Jacksonville acquired the property on December 30, 1974. Originally
                known as Washington Heights Park, it was renamed Charles Reese Memorial Park
                on February 18, 1987. Charles Reese was very active in the Washington Heights
                community and died in 1986 at the age of 55. The park, which includes the boat
                ramp, underwent $50,000 in improvements in 1987. A basketball court, picnic
                shelters, tables, grills and playscapes were added. Construction began in March of
                1987 and was completed in June of the same year. On July 23, 2001, the City of
                Jacksonville received a grant in the amount of $25,000 from the Florida Inland
                Navigation District (FIND). Funding is specified for the design, engineering and
                permitting necessary to re-open the park`s existing boat ramp.
Concord Park
  7932 Concord Circle East Mapit
  Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

  8    Benches
  4    Grills
  1    Picnic shelters
  9    Picnic Tables
  2    Playground Equipment
  4    Trash Barrels
 Yes   Drinking Fountain
 Yes   Perimeter Site Fencing
 Yes   Security Lighting

Acres:          1.442
Park Type:      Neighborhood
Council
                E. Denise Lee
Person:
History:        Concord Park is located in the in the Lake Forest section of northwest Jacksonville,
                near the intersection of Edgewood Avenue and U.S. Interstate 95. After filing of the
                first plat in 1926, it was not until around 1944 that development began again in Lake
                Forest, whose streets and parks exhibit an American Revolutionary War theme.
                Concord Park is one of two half-oval parks that were named and platted by the
                developers in 1944. Battles at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts on April 19,
                1775 between the colonial Minutemen and the British redcoats marked the beginning
                of the War. Through the years, the park has remained a small, neighborhood facility
                with play equipment for the children, and a major improvement project in 1999
                added picnic facilities, new benches, and a water fountain. With several towering
                pine trees providing shade and visual relief, the park offers a place for fellowship and
                relaxation.
Forestview Park
   4203 Kenndle Road Mapit
   Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

   2    Baseball Youth Lighted
   1    Basketball Lighted
  18    Benches
   5    Bleachers
   3    Grills
   1    Picnic shelters
  14    Picnic Tables
   2    Playground Equipment
   1    Restrooms
 0.25   Trails Paved (Miles)
   9    Trash Barrels
   1    Volleyball
 Yes    Community Center
 Yes    Drinking Fountain
 Yes    Perimeter Site Fencing
 Yes    Security Lighting

Acres:           9.264
Park Type:       Neighborhood
Council
                 Mia Jones
Person:
History:         Forestview Park is located south of Soutel Drive in the Harborview section of
                 northwest Jacksonville. Development of the Harborview area began in 1957, and
                 Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School was built across from the future park site
                 in 1962. The Charter Company donated the land for the park to the City in 1971, and by
                 1975 the park contained two lighted baseball fields, a community center, and an
                 undeveloped wooded area. Eventually part of the community center was converted into
                 a fitness center, which provides a weight room, stationary bikes, and a wellness
                 program that includes aerobics classes, nutrition classes, and walking on a paved path.
                 Completed in 2004, a major improvement project added new playground equipment, a
                 pavilion, the walk path, benches, picnic tables, and more.
Harborview Boat Ramp
  4100 Harborview Drive Mapit
  Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

  6    Benches
  3    Boat docks
  2    Boat Ramps
  7    Boat Trailer Parking
 37    Car Parking
  4    Grills
  1    Picnic shelters
  4    Picnic Tables
  8    Trash Barrels
 Yes   Fishing Available
 Yes   Perimeter Site Fencing
 Yes   Security Lighting

Acres:          1.237
Park Type:      Boat Ramp
Council
                Mia Jones
Person:
History:        Renovations were completed to the boat ramp and parking lot in 2005.
Joseph Lee Center
   5120 Perry Street Mapit
   Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

  1    Basketball Lighted
  3    Benches
 30    Car Parking
  1    Grills
  4    Picnic Tables
  1    Restrooms
  6    Trash Barrels
 Yes   Community Center
 Yes   Perimeter Site Fencing

Acres:          1
Park Type:      Community
Council
                Dr. Johnny Gaffney
Person:
History:        The Joseph Lee Center is located on 42nd Street in north Jacksonville, between Perry
                St. and Springfield Blvd. The ultramodern building opened as a Teen Center in October
                1962, and the City provided supervised recreation and held weekend dances for
                teenagers. The facility soon evolved into a community center for all age groups, and the
                City built a basketball court on the grounds. Groups that have extensively used the
                Center over the years include the North Jacksonville Ceramics Club and the Ocean
                Waves Square Dance Club. The Center was named for Joseph Lee (1862-1937),
                considered the father of the American playground movement. After creating his own
                Boston playground in the early 1890’s, he observed and recorded the results. Lee then
                championed playgrounds in articles, books, and speeches across America, and served
                for 27 years as president of the organization that became the National Recreation
                Association in 1930.
Lonnie C. Miller Sr. Regional Park
  7689 Price Lane Mapit
  Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

  21   Benches
 150   Car Parking
  15   Grills
   4   Picnic shelters
  61   Picnic Tables
  23   Playground Equipment
   1   Restrooms
   2   Trails Paved (Miles)
  47   Trash Barrels
   1   Volleyball
 Yes   Drinking Fountain
 Yes   Perimeter Site Fencing
 Yes   Security Lighting

Acres:          100
Park Type:      Regional
Council
                Mia Jones
Person:
History:        Lonnie C. Miller Sr. Regional Park is located in northwest Jacksonville. The
                original 101-acre site (which was expanded by 25 acres in 2000) had been owned
                by the Price/Ellis families since before the Civil War, until the City purchased the
                tract in 1991. Opened in December 1995, the park was named for Detective Lonnie
                Miller (1933-1995), a highly regarded 26-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office who
                was killed in a robbery attempt. Known for his work with the children of the
                community, Mr. Miller also served on the local Democratic Executive Committee
                and on the National Council of Negro Women and Associate Men. A portion of
                Lonnie Miller Regional Park is fenced off due to environmental concerns
Marion Park
  840 Marion Cir Mapit
  Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

 18    Benches
  3    Grills
  1    Picnic shelters
 11    Picnic Tables
  1    Playground Equipment
  2    Tennis Clay
  2    Tennis Hard
 13    Trash Barrels
  1    Water Feature
 Yes   Security Lighting

Acres:          1.833
Park Type:      Neighborhood
Council
                E. Denise Lee
Person:
History:        Marion Park is located in the in the Lake Forest section of northwest Jacksonville.
                After filing of the first plat in 1926, it was not until around 1944 that development
                resumed again in Lake Forest, whose streets and parks exhibit an American
                Revolutionary War theme. Marion Park is one of two half-oval parks that were
                named and platted by the developers in 1944. Francis Marion (1732-1795), for
                whom the park is named, hastened the victory by the Continental (American) forces
                in the War, which began April 19, 1775. Nicknamed the Swamp Fox because of his
                elusive tactics, he rose to the rank of general and commanded the militias of North
                and South Carolina against the British. Later, the fort in St. Augustine bore his
                name from 1825 until 1942. The park contained the tennis courts and playground
                equipment in 1965, and improvements over the years added picnic facilities in 1999
                and a water-feature playscape in 2001.
North Shore Park
  7901 Pearl Street Mapit
  Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

 15    Benches
 18    Car Parking
  3    Grills
  1    Picnic shelters
  6    Picnic Tables
  2    Playground Equipment
  1    Trails Paved (Miles)
  8    Trash Barrels
 Yes   Drinking Fountain
 Yes   Fishing Available
 Yes   Perimeter Site Fencing

Acres:          2.6
Park Type:      Neighborhood
Council
                E. Denise Lee
Person:
History:        North Shore Park lies nestled between Pearl Street and the Trout River in the North
                Shore neighborhood of north Jacksonville. Mainly farms and lumber/naval stores
                operations occupied the area through most of the 1800’s. The original park was
                included and named on the original plat of North Shore in 1915. After the City
                annexed the area in 1925, it later expanded the park by acquiring adjacent property in
                1943 and 1944. The park contained picnic facilities and a boat landing in 1969, and an
                asphalt walking trail and stone benches were added in 1987. Though the park now
                provides a children’s play area, it is largely an attractive, passive park overlooking the
                river, where visitors may relax and picnic under a canopy of oak trees and enjoy the
                natural beauty of the area.
Norwood Park
  6919 Norwood Drive Mapit
  Jacksonville, FL 32208



Acres:       4
Park Type:   Neighborhood
Council
             E. Denise Lee
Person:
History:     Norwood Park is located off of Lem Turner Road. It is a passive park,
             providing fishing from the banks and shady areas for relaxation along
             Moncrief Creek.
Panama Park
   6912 Buffalo Avenue Mapit
   Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

  1    Baseball Adult Lighted
  1    Basketball Lighted
 15    Benches
  4    Bleachers
 36    Car Parking
  4    Picnic Tables
  2    Playground Equipment
  1    Restrooms
  1    Softball Adult Lighted
  2    Tennis Hard Lighted
 0.5   Trails Paved (Miles)
 16    Trash Barrels
  1    Water Feature
 Yes   Drinking Fountain
 Yes   Perimeter Site Fencing
 Yes   Security Lighting

Acres:          9.8
Park Type:      Community
Council
                Dr. Johnny Gaffney
Person:
History:        Panama Park is located along Buffalo Avenue, between 59th and 60th Streets, in the
                Panama Park suburb of north Jacksonville. After annexing the area in 1925, the City
                purchased ten acres for the park from developer Charles E. Bell in 1929.
                Approximately seven acres became Panama Playground, with active recreation
                facilities such as baseball fields, while the remaining three-acre tract with many trees
                was established as a passive facility named Buffalo Park. Following the consolidation
                of Jacksonville in 1968, the City combined the two facilities into Panama Playground,
                later known as Panama Park – which at the time was the largest public recreational
                facility in north Jacksonville. The Charlie T. Joseph Community Center (now a Senior
                Center) resides across from the northeast section of the park. And the City completed
                a major improvement project at Panama Park in 2003.
Ribault High School Pool
   3701 Winton Drive Mapit
   Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

  1    Restrooms
  1    Swimming Pools
 Yes   Perimeter Site Fencing
 Yes   Security Lighting

Acres:          23.8
Park Type:      Community
Council
                E. Denise Lee
Person:
History:        Ribault High School Pool is under a joint use agreement with the Duval
                County School Board and the City of Jacksonville.
Ribault River Preserve
   3250 Clyde Drive Mapit
   Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

  Yes Fishing Available

Acres:          38.14
Park Type:      Preservation
Council
                Mia Jones
Person:
History:        Ribault River Preserve Phase I consists of 37 acres, purchased on March 20,
                2002 for $451,289 and two acres purchased on August 7, 2002 for $52,013
                by the City. The Ribault River Preserve Phase I property was purchased by
                the City of Jacksonville with Better Jacksonville Plan funds.
Ribault Scenic Drive Park
   Ribault Scenic Drive Mapit
   Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

  4     Benches
  1     Bike racks
  34    Car Parking
 0.15   Trails Paved (Miles)
  1     Trash Barrels
 Yes    Fishing Available
 Yes    Security Lighting

Acres:           1.57
Park Type:       Neighborhood
Council
                 E. Denise Lee
Person:
History:         Ribault Scenic Drive Park is located along the Ribault River. This passive
                 park boast spectacular view of the river.
Riverview Park
   9620 East Water Street Mapit
   Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

  7    Benches
  1    Bike racks
  1    Bleachers
 65    Car Parking
  4    Grills
  1    Pedestrian Docks
  1    Picnic shelters
  7    Picnic Tables
  1    Playground Equipment
  1    Restrooms
  1    Softball Adult
  3    Trash Barrels
 Yes   Community Center
 Yes   Fishing Available
 Yes   Perimeter Site Fencing

Acres:          10.151
Park Type:      Community
Council
                E. Denise Lee
Person:
History:        Riverview Park is located on the Trout River in the Riverview/Fairview Pines
                section of northwest Jacksonville. The colorful Dr. E. H. Armstrong platted the
                600-acre Riverview subdivision in 1911. Adjacent to the Ribault River, he created
                the 25-acre Riverview Tropical Gardens, which became a showplace in the 1930’s
                & 40’s, attracting over 15,000 visitors in 1936. Garden trails led past lovely native
                and imported trees, surrounded by blooming lilies, azaleas, and roses. In 1979, the
                City purchased land for the park from the Estate of H.S. Walker and developed the
                property; and the Riverview Community Center (now a Senior Center) opened at
                the site in 1985. Through the years, the wooded area and river setting, coupled with
                a playground area for children, made the facility a popular get-a-way spot for
                families. And today, the Center offers a myriad of activities and services for the
                area’s senior citizens.
Rolliston Park
  7505 Rolliston Road Mapit
  Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

  2   Picnic Tables
  1   Trash Barrels

Acres:          1.7
Park Type:      Neighborhood
Council
                E. Denise Lee
Person:
History:        Rolliston Park is located in the North Shore subdivision of north Jacksonville,
                along the west side of a canal that opens into the Trout River. North Shore was
                platted in 1915, and the City annexed the area in 1925. A year later, the City
                changed the name of the street adjacent to the property from Hogan Street to
                Rolliston Street, perhaps because there was also a Hogan Street in downtown
                Jacksonville. The developers of North Shore donated most of the land for the park
                to the City in 1940 and 1941, and the City purchased the remainder from the
                developer in 1944. Known in 1969 as Rolliston Street Park, it was described as an
                attractive, passive area and has remained so through the years. Containing a few
                trees on an elongated expanse of lawn, which is bordered by a tree-lined canal, the
                Trout River, and many other trees across Rolliston Street, the park provides a nice
                setting for the neighborhood.
Signet Park
   197 West 67th Street Mapit
   Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

  2    Benches
  1    Picnic Tables
  1    Trash Barrels
  1    Water Features
 Yes   Perimeter Site Fencing
 Yes   Security Lighting

Acres:          0.34
Park Type:      Neighborhood
Council
                E. Denise Lee
Person:
History:        Signet Park is located along the Trout River in the North Shore subdivision of north
                Jacksonville. The property was shown as an unnamed park on the 1915 plat of North
                Shore, and the City of Jacksonville annexed all of North Shore in 1925. The
                following year, the City changed the name of Silver Street, which was adjacent to the
                park, to Signet Street. Though for a time the tract might have been known as Trout
                Park, it eventually became Signet Park. A small additional parcel extending to the
                Trout River was later incorporated onto the northern end of the park. Perimeter trees
                surround much of the open lawn comprising this small, passive site. On two benches
                and a picnic table under an oak tree, park visitors may relax and enjoy a panoramic
                view of the Trout River as its flows to its union with the St. Johns River.
Tallulah Park
   336 Tallulah Street Mapit
   Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

  1    Basketball Lighted
  5    Benches
  1    Bike racks
  1    Picnic shelters
  1    Picnic Tables
  3    Playground Equipment
  2    Shuffleboard
  1    Softball Youth Lighted
  2    Tennis Hard Lighted
  4    Trash Barrels
 Yes   Drinking Fountain
 Yes   Perimeter Site Fencing

Acres:          4
Park Type:      Neighborhood
Council
                E. Denise Lee
Person:
History:        Tallulah Park is located on Tallulah Avenue in the Tallulah section of north
                Jacksonville. An American Indian name, Tallulah means “leaping water”, and its
                common gender is female. Anticipating residential growth in the region, Jeremiah
                Fallausbee platted Tallulah in 1879, making it one of the oldest recorded plats in
                Jacksonville. Ten years after Jacksonville annexed the area in 1925, the City
                purchased land for the park, which was slightly expanded by an acquisition in 1949.
                Except for the lighted tennis courts, the 4-acre park contained most of the same
                facilities in 1965 as it does today. An attractive tree canopy surrounds the perimeter
                of the park, which contains new playground equipment installed in 2004. While
                Tallulah Park provides the area’s athletic facilities, residents visit the City’s
                smaller, passive parks along the Trout River in North Shore for less-active
                enjoyment and relaxation.
T. K. Stokes Boat Ramp
   2120 Riverview Street Mapit
   Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

  6    Benches
  1    Boat docks
  1    Boat Ramps
 30    Boat Trailer Parking
 35    Car Parking
  1    Picnic shelters
  2    Picnic Tables
  1    Playground Equipment
  5    Trash Barrels
 Yes   Fishing Available
 Yes   Perimeter Site Fencing
 Yes   Security Lighting

Acres:          3
Park Type:      Boat Ramp
Council
                E. Denise Lee
Person:
History:        The T. K. Stokes Boat Ramp is located in northwest Jacksonville, west of Lem
                Turner Road on the north side of the Ribault River. The land was originally part of
                the Riverview subdivision platted in 1911. Duval County purchased a portion of the
                site in 1956, and also leased adjacent property. The facility contained a softball field,
                basketball court, playground, and tennis courts by 1965. Three boat ramps had been
                added by 1978, and the leases were eventually terminated and the athletic amenities
                eliminated. In 1992, the City completed a major renovation of the ramp and also
                expanded the site by purchasing one-acre of land to the west. Prior to 1965, the
                facility was named for Thomas K. Stokes, Jr. (1915-2002), a local civic leader and
                Duval County commissioner. He served as the Illustrious Potentate of the local
                Morocco Temple of the Shrine, as president of the Opportunity Branch of the
                YMCA, and as a board member of the Big Brothers.
Yancey Park
  3352 Soutel Drive Mapit
  Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

  1    Basketball Lighted
  2    Benches
  7    Bleachers
 40    Car Parking
  1    Football
  5    Picnic Tables
  2    Playground Equipment
  1    Restrooms
  3    Softball Youth Lighted
  2    Tennis Hard Lighted
 18    Trash Barrels
 Yes   Drinking Fountain
 Yes   Perimeter Site Fencing
 Yes   Security Lighting

Acres:          6.35
Park Type:      Community
Council
                E. Denise Lee
Person:
History:        Yancey Park is located on Soutel Drive, in the Ribault Hills neighborhood of
                northwest Jacksonville. Development of Ribault Hills Unit One began in 1948, and
                the plat included Yancey Park, which was most likely named for William L. Yancey,
                the surveyor of the subdivision. Mr. Yancey worked for Ellis, Curtis, and Kooker,
                one of Jacksonville’s oldest and largest civil engineering and surveying firms. In
                1965, the park contained only playground equipment, but by 1974 possessed most of
                the present-day amenities. Since that time a concession building has been added,
                along with a new playground funded by WTLV and Home Depot that opened in July
                1992. As of February 2005, the site is home to the Forestview Athletic Association,
                which uses Yancey Park for its youth baseball/softball and football/cheerleading
                programs
Zeta Phi Beta Park
   3721 Owen Road Mapit
   Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty. Amenity

  4    Benches
  1    Picnic shelters
  2    Picnic Tables
  3    Trash Barrels
 Yes   Perimeter Site Fencing

Acres:          2.13
Park Type:      Neighborhood
Council
                Mia Jones
Person:
History:        Park was requested by the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority in 2004 when demolition of
                the existing house begin. The development of the park includes a walking trail
                and picnic pavilion.

				
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