Russell Bill Cook Jr. Park
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Russell Bill Cook Jr. Park
  3300 Jones Street   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32206

Amenities offered at this park:
4Basketball Lighted
1Car Parking
4Picnic Tables
1Playground Equipment
1Softball Youth
1Softball Youth Lighted
2Trash Barrels
1Water Feature
1Water Features
YesBasketball Adult
YesBasketball Adult Lighted
YesBasketball Goals
YesBuilding General
YesCommunity Center
YesDrinking Fountain
YesSecurity Lighting

Acres: 3.73
Park Type: Community
Council Person: Dr. Johnny Gaffney
History: Russell "Bill" Cook Jr. Park, f/n/a Jones Street Park, is located at the end of 23rd Street. Jacksonville citizens, S. Fischer & C. Fischer donated a portion of the property to the City (Letter dated 12/9/74 from C.C. Holbrook, P.E., Director of Public Works, to H.L. Shorstein, General Counsel). After receiving the property, the Department of Parks requested that the portion of Jones Street that separated the original park from the newly acquired property be closed. That request was granted by Ordinance 82-501-234 (Ordinance 82-501-234). A lighted youth baseball field was built in 1981. At the request of Councilman Fields, bar-b-que pits, picnic tables, and fencing were added in 1991 (Letter dated 8/6/91 from C.M. Fields to L. Alexander, Deputy Director, Recreation & Parks Department). The latest addition to the park was completed in 2002. The improvements included a playscape, a water feature with lighting, and sidewalks.