Historic Parks

Adams Park

3419 Riverside Ave.

This .08-acre triangular median is located in the historic Avondale section at 3419 Riverside Ave., at the intersection of Edgewood Ave. and Oak St.

In 1921, The Avondale Company deeded the unnamed space to the City. In 1973, Adams Park was named to honor Mimi Stockton Adams (1927-71) and her husband Lee Adams (1922-71), who both died in an automobile accident.

Mimi Adams served as the first chairman of the Jacksonville’s Air Pollution Board formed in 1968, and with many other civic organizations. Lee Adams was an internationally-acclaimed artist and naturalist, who became known as the South’s successor to John James Audubon for his paintings of flowers, birds, and fruits. In 1972, the City established the annual Mimi and Lee Adams Environmental Awards to recognize those who have worked to enhance and preserve the environment.


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