Wheat Road Park
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Wheat Road Park
  7706 Wheat Road   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32244

Amenities offered at this park:
2Baseball Youth
2Baseball Youth Lighted
22Car Parking
2Concession Stand
2Picnic Tables
1Playground Equipment
2Softball Youth
2Softball Youth Lighted
1Trails Paved (Miles)
1Trash Barrels
YesPerimeter Site Fencing
YesSecurity Lighting

Acres: 7.94
Park Type: Neighborhood
Council Person: Mia Jones
History: Wheat Road Park is located on the south side of Wheat Road, in the Tree Top Estates neighborhood of southwest Jacksonville. Jacksonville Heights Elementary School was built across from the park site in 1964, and between 1974 and 1989 the developer platted Tree Top Estates. In 1980, the City purchased the land for the park, which opened soon thereafter. Established in the 1970ís, the West Duval Youth Association (WDYA) began using the ball fields at both the school and the park for its programs, which in 2005 include Pre-T-ball, T-ball, softball, and baseball for children 4-12 years of age. Its headquarters are situated on the north side of Wheat Road. The City expanded the park in 1994 by purchasing a 1.7-acre strip adjacent to its eastern side. With funding and improvements by the City and many volunteer hours of work and stewardship by the WDYA, the park is a good example of a successful public/private partnership.