Argyle Forest Park
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Argyle Forest Park
  8533 Acanthus Drive   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32244

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty.Amenity
1Baseball Youth Lighted
3Benches
15Bleachers
28Car Parking
1Concession Stand
1Grills
11Picnic Tables
2Playground Equipment
1Restrooms
2Softball Youth
2Softball Youth Lighted
4Tennis Hard Lighted
23Trash Barrels
YesDrinking Fountain
YesPerimeter Site Fencing

Acres: 9.61
Park Type: Community
Council Person: Michael Corrigan
History: Argyle Forest Park is located in the Argyle East Village subdivision of southwest Jacksonville, just north of the Orange Park area. The developer created a park for the community that included numerous amenities, and then donated the site to the Argyle Athletic Association in 1988. While retaining the swimming pool complex, the Association donated the remainder of the park to the City in 1994. This donation comprises the north two-thirds of the present park, and the south one-third was purchased by the City in 1986, and later added to the park. Following the donation in 1994, the City renovated the north portion, and then added ball fields, a concession building, and other amenities to the south parcel. The Association provides T-ball/softball/baseball programs for boys and girls 4 to 18 years of age, and together with the City, operates and maintains the park, which also hosts non-athletic events such as a program of live concerts in 2004. In 2007: ADA sidewalks were completed to all the ballfields, bleachers, and dugouts.