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

Amenities offered at this park:
3Bike racks
259Car Parking
2Concession Stand
1Picnic shelters
14Picnic Tables
1Playground Equipment
4Softball Adult
4Softball Adult Lighted
2Tennis Hard
25Trash Barrels
YesBasketball Adult
YesBasketball Goals
YesBuilding General
YesBuilding Security
YesDrinking Fountain
YesPerimeter Site Fencing
YesSecurity Lighting
YesSoccer High School

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.