Tom Marshall Park
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Tom Marshall Park
  1471 Elmar Road   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32218

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty.Amenity
1Baseball Youth
1Baseball Youth Lighted
1Basketball
6Benches
8Bleachers
54Car Parking
1Concession Stand
2Picnic shelters
11Picnic Tables
1Playground Equipment
1Softball Adult
1Softball Adult Lighted
2Softball Youth
2Softball Youth Lighted
30Trash Barrels
YesBasketball Goals
YesBasketball Junior
YesPerimeter Site Fencing
YesSecurity Lighting

Acres: 7.78
Park Type: Community
Council Person: Ray Holt
History: Tom Marshall Park is located in the Dunn Creek Farms area of north Jacksonville. In 1953 the Dunn Creek Community Club donated the land to Duval County, and the park was created soon thereafter. The City expanded the park by one acre with a purchase in 1992. Tom Marshall (1902-1953) graduated from local schools and the University of Florida Law School in 1929. He excelled as an athlete, but chose the practice of law over a professional career as a baseball pitcher. From 1933-40, he served on the City Council, as president and chairman of major committees, and from 1940 until his death as a Duval County Commissioner. The Northside Athletic Association plays youth baseball games at the site, and for many years has been an active participant with the City in park improvements.