Dinsmore Playground
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Dinsmore Playground
  10632 Old Kings Road   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32219

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty.Amenity
3Basketball
3Basketball Lighted
15Benches
3Grills
1Multiuse Field
1Picnic shelters
2Picnic Tables
1Playground Equipment
1Shuffleboard
1Tennis Hard
1Tennis Hard Lighted
4Trash Barrels
YesBasketball Adult
YesBasketball Adult Lighted
YesBasketball Goals
YesBasketball Half
YesBasketball Half Lighted
YesPerimeter Site Fencing
YesSecurity Lighting

Acres: 2.636
Park Type: Neighborhood
Council Person: Ray Holt
History: The Dinsmore Playground is located in the heart of the Dinsmore area of northwest Jacksonville, between Iowa Avenue and the historic Old Kings Road. Many early families such as the Plummers, Higginbothams, and Picketts are buried in the nearby Dinsmore Cemetery that was established in the latter 1800ís. Beginning in the early 1900ís, dairy farming became the principal industry of the area. Across from the playground resides Dinsmore Elementary School that was built in 1953, and the School Board leased land for the playground to Duval County in 1956, at a time when there were no public parks in Dinsmore. Currently, there is a joint-use agreement for the playground between the City and the School Board. The Dinsmore Neighborhood Civic Association has taken an active interest in the areaís recreational facilities through the years, and worked with the City in making improvements to the playground.