Memorial Park History Continued:
Owned by the City of Jacksonville, this Park fell into disrepair after World War II, but in the 1970’s an effort by the community moved to bring the Park and surrounding area back to its original beauty. In 1986, a restoration project was completed with state and private funds ($120,000). Currently, the Memorial Park Association manages the oversight of the Park and its funds, in coordination with the City. The Park is a popular landmark, and site for community gatherings and events that provides a striking view of the St. Johns River.
Amenities include large lights surrounding the Park, large circling walkway, benches and dog stations. The open green space is used for soccer, bocce, sunbathing, reading, picnics and community gatherings.