Ray Greene Park
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Ray Greene Park
  2149 Leonid Road   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32218

Amenities offered at this park:
1Baseball Adult Lighted
4Bike racks
259Car Parking
2Concession Stand
1Picnic shelters
14Picnic Tables
8Playground Equipment
3Softball Youth Lighted
2Tennis Hard
17Trash Barrels
YesDrinking Fountain
YesPerimeter Site Fencing
YesSecurity Lighting

Acres: 38
Park Type: Community
Council Person: E. Denise Lee
History: Ray Greene Park is located in the Highlands section of north Jacksonville. The park opened in 1957, and quadrupled in size with the addition of 30 acres in 1976-77. It is named for former Duval County Commissioner C. Ray Greene Sr. (1892-1964), who served continuously from 1934 to 1962. A pharmacist who lived in Brentwood and operated the Brentwood Pharmacy, he said that his greatest satisfaction from public service was his work to prevent juvenile delinquency. An off-road bicycle course was built at the park in the early 1980ís, a major renovation completed in 1999, and a 2004 renovation includes two new soccer fields, two restroom/concession buildings, and two basketball courts, along with road paving, landscaping, and parking for 257 cars. Completed in 2007 is the addition of a restroom building that services the tennis courts and the playgrounds area.