||Lannie Road Park is situated in upper northwestern Jacksonville, near the portion of Thomas Creek that separates Duval and Nassau counties. The City’s 1425-acre Thomas Creek Preserve is also located in the area. The property comprised part of a tract purchased by the City in 1972 for use as a correctional facility by the Sheriff’s Office. In 1992, sixty acres of the site (which was undeveloped land of the Montgomery Correctional Center) were used for creation of the park, as a home for the Gateway Radio Control Club. The Club operates a flying field for radio-controlled, miniature airplanes. Its facilities--which include a covered pavilion with picnic tables and workbenches, taxiways, a runway, and a clubhouse--are open to the public. Weekend classes are provided for beginners. After input from the area’s residents, the park was augmented in 1997 with the addition of a softball/baseball field, a basketball court, playground equipment and more.