Garden City Park
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Garden City Park
  11246 Lem Turner Road   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32218

Amenities offered at this park:
1Bike racks
1Picnic shelters
4Picnic Tables
1Playground Equipment
4Trash Barrels
YesBasketball Adult
YesBasketball Goals
YesDrinking Fountain
YesPerimeter Site Fencing

Acres: 0.535
Park Type: Neighborhood
Council Person: Dr. Johnny Gaffney
History: Garden City Park is located in northwest Jacksonville near the intersection of Lem Turner Road and Dunn Avenue. Lemuel Turner (1831-1912) operated a ferry across the Trout River and opened a road called the Turner Ferry Road, now known as Lem Turner Road. The first official post office in Garden City was built on a portion of the property before it became a park. In 1936, the Garden City Community Club deeded the park site to Duval County, and soon a Community Center was built there that became one of Garden City’s most enduring landmarks, until its demolition in 2002. By 1975, along with other amenities, the park contained two tennis courts (now demolished). In response to increased residential growth, the City completed a major renovation of the park in December 2003.