Clanzel T. Brown Park
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Clanzel T. Brown Park
  4575 Moncrief Road   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32209

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty.Amenity
6Basketball
6Basketball Lighted
15Benches
1Bike racks
2Bleachers
163Car Parking
1Multiuse Field
6Picnic Tables
1Playground Equipment
1Swimming Pools
8Tennis Hard
8Tennis Hard Lighted
16Trash Barrels
YesBasketball Adult
YesBasketball Adult Lighted
YesBasketball Goals
YesBasketball Junior
YesBasketball Junior Lighted
YesBuilding Clubhouse Office
YesCommunity Center
YesDrinking Fountain
YesPerimeter Site Fencing
YesSecurity Lighting

Acres: 20.982
Park Type: Community
Council Person: E. Denise Lee
History: The City of Jacksonville purchased the property on April 26, 1977. The original name of the park was Golfair Park. The name was changed to Clanzel T. Brown Park on February 28, 1983. Mayor Jake Godbold and Councilwoman E. Denise Lee dedicated the park in honor of Brown on February 19, 1985. Brown’s passion was to improve the lives of Jacksonville’s Black citizens during the civil rights struggle of the 1960s and 1970s. A 20-year member of the NAACP, he was also active in the Urban League, serving as its director for 16 years. He was the first African-American to serve on the Downtown Development Authority and was a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Brown worked to integrate the City’s police and fire departments and died in1982. Park amenities include playscapes, a community center, restrooms, a lighted youth softball field, 2 basketball courts, 9 lighted tennis courts and a swimming pool.