Marjenhoff Park
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Marjenhoff Park
  1955 Southhampton   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty.Amenity
16Benches
3Grills
1Multiuse Field
1Picnic shelters
9Picnic Tables
1Playground Equipment
3Trash Barrels
YesDrinking Fountain

Acres: 1.48
Park Type: Neighborhood
Council Person: Don Redman
History: Marjenhoff Park is situated in Reed’s Subdivision, just east of the City’s San Marco area. The neighborhood was named for its developer, Harrison Reed, who served as governor of Florida from 1868-1873. From 1907 to 1932, South Jacksonville was a separate municipality, to which Lilla M. White conveyed the land for the park in 1923. The site remained little more than a swamp until Alex D. Marjenhoff, a resident who lived near the site and also served on the South Jacksonville City Council from 1928 to 1932, initiated efforts to develop the park in 1929. The City filled in the marsh, created a small lake with an island, and with the help of the neighborhood residents, planted trees and other plants to beautify the grounds. At the residents’ request, the City named the park in honor of Mr. Marjenhoff in October 1931. Today, the park is a favorite spot for small group picnics and quiet relaxation.