Seminole Park
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Seminole Park
  4170 McGirts Blvd.   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32210

Amenities offered at this park:
1Canoe/Kayak Launch
4Trash Barrels
YesDrinking Fountain
YesFishing Available

Acres: 2.32
Park Type: Neighborhood
Council Person: Michael Corrigan
History: Seminole Park is located in the Ortega neighborhood of southwest Jacksonville, adjacent to the Ortega River (formerly McGirts Creek). In 1909, the Ortega Company, founded by John N. C. Stockton and Charles C. Bettes, began development of the subdivision, which was designed by the prominent architect Henry J. Klutho. Like many of the streets in Ortega, the park is named for an Indian tribe, the Seminoles of Florida. Often home to such activities as flag football games, karate classes, and even weddings, the park also contains a marker that tells the history of the notorious bandit Daniel McGirtt, a resident of Ortega from long ago. The picturesque grounds of Seminole Park gently slope from McGirts Boulevard to the river, adding to the charm of Old Ortega, which was designated a Historic District and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.