Riverside Park
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Riverside Park
  753 College street   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32204

Amenities offered at this park:
1Bike racks
18Car Parking
5Picnic Tables
1Playground Equipment
28Trash Barrels
2Water Feature
YesBasketball Adult
YesBasketball Goals
YesBuilding General
YesPerimeter Site Fencing
YesSecurity Lighting

Acres: 11.385
Park Type: Neighborhood
Council Person: Michael Corrigan
History: Riverside Park is located adjacent to Park Street in the Riverside area of west Jacksonville. The 1869 plat of Riverside reserved fourteen acres for a park, and after the receiving the land as a donation, the city began developing its second-oldest park in the early 1890ís. Workers created walk paths, a carriage lane, and two spring-fed lakes that were stocked with ducks. Ornamental stone bridges and camphor trees further beautified the landscape, which became one of the Southís loveliest parks by 1907. Other past amenities included a bandstand and tennis courts, and the Menís Garden Club and the city created a camellia garden on the grounds in 1967. Following several years of improvements initiated by Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP), disaster struck the park in 1997, when a savage storm devastated the grounds. Fifty-two trees were lost, but the city and RAP worked diligently to restore this Riverside landmark.