Historic Parks

John Gorrie Dog Park (in Riverside Park)

753 Riverside Ave.

Dog Park

The John Gorrie Dog Park at 831 College Street, is located at the northwest corner of Riverside Park. It was opened to the public in 2017.  The 1.5+ acres dog Park features dedicated areas for both small and large breeds, shady spots and benches for dog owners to rest, and water and clean up stations.

Through an in-kind donation from the Haskell Company, and with the support of Riverside Avondale Preservation, a small group of community members met regularly to develop a plan for the Park.  The group collaborated with the Florida Department of Transportation and the Jacksonville City Council to transform part of Riverside Park into a space that benefits Riverside Avondale’s pet community.

Councilman Jim Love, who matched District Council Bond Funds with private funds, created a successful public private partnership, along with numerous sponsors that made this Park a reality.


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