A. Philip Randolph Heritage Park
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A. Philip Randolph Heritage Park
  1096 A. Philip Randolph Blvd   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32206

Park Sign

Amenities offered at this park:
39Car Parking
16Picnic Tables
20Trash Barrels
YesDrinking Fountain
YesPerimeter Site Fencing
YesSecurity Lighting

Acres: 4.11
Park Type: Neighborhood
Council Person: Dr. Johnny Gaffney
History: This park is named after A. Philip Randolph who grew up in Jacksonville and became one of the most important figures of the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 1960s. Randolph’s efforts eventually led to the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which resulted in a meeting with President John F. Kennedy and the subsequent passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. A life-size bronze statue of Olympic Gold Medallist and Dallas Cowboy star, Bob Hayes, was added to the park in November 2002. Hayes grew up in Jacksonville, less than a mile from the park. Park amenities include playscapes, an amphitheater, picnic tables, benches and restrooms.