T. K. Stokes Boat Ramp
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T. K. Stokes Boat Ramp
  2120 Riverview Street   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty.Amenity
6Benches
1Boat docks
2Boat Ramps
30Boat Trailer Parking
35Car Parking
1Picnic shelters
1Picnic Tables
7Trash Barrels
YesManatee Education
YesPerimeter Site Fencing
YesSecurity Lighting

Acres: 2.58
Park Type: Boat Ramp
Council Person: E. Denise Lee
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.