Crabtree Park
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Crabtree Park
  1704 University Blvd West   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32217

Amenities offered at this park:
1Baseball Youth
1Basketball Lighted
1Multiuse Field
1Picnic shelters
2Picnic Tables
1Playground Equipment
1Softball Youth
6Trash Barrels
YesBasketball Junior
YesBasketball Junior Lighted
YesPerimeter Site Fencing
YesSecurity Lighting

Acres: 2.18
Park Type: Neighborhood
Council Person: Lori Boyer
History: Crabtree Park is located in the Lakewood area, three blocks east of the intersection of San Jose Blvd. and University Blvd. West. Walter Crabtree developed the entire Lakewood area between 1946 and 1961, some of it around picturesque New Ross Creek that meanders through the northwest section. He conveyed the land for the park to Duval County in several deeds between 1957 and 1963. For over fifty years, Walter R. Crabtree (1899-1993) was a real estate developer and builder in Duval County. He operated his own lumber company, and built the Lakewood Apartments across from the park. Through the years, sports have been the main activity at Crabtree Park: organized youth baseball/softball games and pickup basketball games.