Category Archives: Parks

Whatley Park Update

Last year, San Marco Preservation Society selected Whatley Park as their focus project. Working with the neighbors surrounding the park, a plan for a new sidewalk, benches, landscaping and lighting were agreed upon. Thanks to the hard work of Andrew … Continue reading

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Riverfront Park

Again, this summer residents living adjacent to Riverfront Park, also known as San Marco Beach, contacted my office to report their displeasure with the vulgar language and unsanitary habits of the fisherman in the Park.  Added police presence and Park … Continue reading

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Cuba Hunter – Arts in Public Places

At the Greater Englewood Neighborhood Association meeting in November, Christie Holechek, with the Cultural Council shared exciting news about an upcoming installment of public art at the Cuba Hunter Community Center.  The public art will be a part of the … Continue reading

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Baker Skinner – Status update

A member of the San Jose Athletic Association, who happens to be a contractor, has generously volunteered to build the public restrooms at Baker Skinner Park at a substantial discount.  The contractor is collecting donations of labor and time to … Continue reading

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Baker Skinner Park

It has been over a year since funding was allocated for the new restroom at Baker Skinner. Our Parks Department reported last week that they are still working with San Jose Athletic Association on design and permitting. I hope that … Continue reading

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Earl Johnson

The lighting improvements for the Earl Johnson parking area are scheduled for completion this month. This is another project that has been promised for some time and previously funded according to our Parks Department. I am anxious to see the … Continue reading

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Parks Spreadsheet – June 2015

PARK NAME ADDRESS ZIP WE 06JUN15 Alejandro Garces Camp Tomahawk 8419 San Ardo Road 32217 Site could use new playground equipment. Safety surfacing will be replenished. Alexandria Oaks Park 1620 Marco Place 32207 Drainage ditch needs to be cleaned out. … Continue reading

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District 5 Park Repairs yield long list

I will attach under the parks tab on my website the complete report I received regarding a long list of repair requests.  The under slab leak at Southside Tennis that created a water hazard at the entrance has been repaired … Continue reading

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TENNIS FACILITIES HONORED FOR EXCELLENCE

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 16, 2015 – The USTA has announced that the Southside Tennis Complex in Jacksonville is one of 13 winners in its 34th annual USTA Facility Awards Program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of … Continue reading

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Bishop Circle Park

The City website provides the following history on this neighborhood park: Bishop Circle Park is a .22-acre site located on Jacksonville’s Southside, off St. Augustine Road, at its intersection with Powers Avenue. The land had long been used as a … Continue reading

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Earl Johnson

Earl Johnson Park has been promised additional parking lot lighting for many months. Parks assures me that they have sufficient funds to complete the project and are committed to doing so. Nevertheless, the lights are still not in. The most … Continue reading

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Losco Park trail system

The Losco Park trail system is complete and open for use! The trail is designed for runners, cyclists and those who just want to walk through the woods and wetlands that are near the headwaters of Julington Creek. The trail … Continue reading

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