Mandarin Park
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Mandarin Park
  14780 Mandarin Road   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32223

Amenities offered at this park:
1Boat docks
1Boat Ramps
45Boat Trailer Parking
1Canoe/Kayak Launch
35Car Parking
1Multiuse Field
1Pedestrian Docks
3Picnic shelters
10Picnic Tables
1Playground Equipment
2Tennis Hard
2Trails Unpaved (Miles)
19Trash Barrels
YesDrinking Fountain
YesFishing Available
YesSecurity Lighting

Acres: 36.926
Park Type: Boat Ramp and Park
Council Person: Jack Webb
History: Mandarin Park is located adjacent to Julington Creek in the Mandarin section of southeast Jacksonville. A leading producer of oranges in North America for most of the 1800ís, the community acquired its name from the Mandarin orange that was grown there. The Mandarin Community Club, which was established in 1923, takes a very active interest in the areaís parks. When the development of Mandarin greatly accelerated after the Buckman Bridge opened in 1970, the booming population needed additional recreational facilities. The City purchased the park site in 1989, and together with the design firm, sought and received considerable input from the areaís residents about what facilities they wanted in the park. Former City Councilman Dick Kravitz was instrumental in the land acquisition and early development, which went on to inlclude the picnic area and nature trails in 1992, the pier in 1993, and the boat ramp in 2006.