Forestview Park
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Forestview Park
  4203 Kenndle Road   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32208

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty.Amenity
2Baseball Youth Lighted
1Basketball Lighted
18Benches
5Bleachers
3Grills
1Picnic shelters
14Picnic Tables
2Playground Equipment
1Restrooms
0.25Trails Paved (Miles)
9Trash Barrels
1Volleyball
YesCommunity Center
YesDrinking Fountain
YesPerimeter Site Fencing
YesSecurity Lighting

Acres: 9.264
Park Type: Neighborhood
Council Person: Mia Jones
History: Forestview Park is located south of Soutel Drive in the Harborview section of northwest Jacksonville. Development of the Harborview area began in 1957, and Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School was built across from the future park site in 1962. The Charter Company donated the land for the park to the City in 1971, and by 1975 the park contained two lighted baseball fields, a community center, and an undeveloped wooded area. Eventually part of the community center was converted into a fitness center, which provides a weight room, stationary bikes, and a wellness program that includes aerobics classes, nutrition classes, and walking on a paved path. Completed in 2004, a major improvement project added new playground equipment, a pavilion, the walk path, benches, picnic tables, and more.