Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park
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Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park
  7000 Roosevelt Blvd   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32244

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty.Amenity
20Benches
2Bike racks
90Car Parking
6Grills
1Picnic shelters
36Picnic Tables
3Playground Equipment
2Restrooms
0.25Trails Paved (Miles)
5.75Trails Unpaved (Miles)
14Trash Barrels
1Volleyball
1Wildlife Observation Posts
YesDrinking Fountain
YesSecurity Lighting
YesVisitor/Interpretive Center

Acres: 504.98
Park Type: Regional
Council Person: Michael Corrigan
History: The land was first leased from the Navy in 1979, and not until a decade later, then Councilwoman Tillie Fowler (later U.S. Representative) began to push hard to develop the land. Remnants of an 16-foot wide old brick road linked Ortega to Jacksonville pre-dates 1917 but was heavily used when Camp Johnston was built as part of the preparations to train American troops during World War I. The road can be found at several locations in the park. In September 1996 the dedication of the observation tower, nature center and outdoor classroom was dedicated. In 2005 the park was renamed for Tillie K. Fowler; a “steel magnolia”. A woman of impeccable grace & civility who was tenacious and fearless in her pursuit of tireless advocacy on behalf of issues important to the City of Jacksonville and on behalf of the needs of the United States’ armed forces, particularly the U.S. Navy, to pursue causes of importance to Jacksonville and the nation. A new entry sign/gate into the park was completed in 2011.