Fletcher Park
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Fletcher Park
  1652 Atlantic Blvd.   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty.Amenity
2
5Benches
1Bike racks
18Car Parking
2Restrooms
1Trails Paved (Miles)
YesBuilding General
YesSecurity Lighting
YesVisitor/Interpretive Center

Acres: 1.5
Park Type: Special
Council Person: Art Shad
History: Fletcher Park is located along Atlantic Boulevard, in the San Marco section of South Jacksonville, which from 1907-1932 was a separate municipality. First known as Belote Green, for prominent South Jacksonville politician William Belote, the park was established in 1918 (during World War I) as part of Fletcher Park, a federal housing development created to provide homes for workers that were building naval ships at the nearby Merrill Stevens Shipyard. Prominent architect Henry Klutho designed Fletcher Park, which was named for Floridaís U. S. Senator Duncan U. Fletcher (1859-1936), a Jacksonville resident who served continuously for 27 years. Later, the park also became known as Fletcher Park, which has seen many improvements since the San Marco Preservation Society formed in 1975, such as re-location of the old St. Paulís Episcopal Church building to the grounds in 1994 and the Stockton Cottage in 2003.