Lovelace Park
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Lovelace Park
  6401 Barnes Road   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32216

Amenities offered at this park:
17Car Parking
3Picnic shelters
5Picnic Tables
1Playground Equipment
1Trails Paved (Miles)
3Trash Barrels
YesPerimeter Site Fencing

Acres: 36.69
Park Type: Neighborhood
Council Person: Don Redman
History: Lovelace Park is located on Barnes Road in Southside. Just east of the park resides Victoria Park, Greenfield Elementary School, and Southside Middle School. The Skinner Brothers Realty Co. deeded the property to Duval County in 1916, and it remained undeveloped until the park was created in 1974, after the death of local conservationist Curtis Lovelace (1930-1973). Mr. Lovelace headed the Citizenís Committee of 100, an organization that published a newsletter about environmental problems, and he was one of the most vocal advocates for local conservation, often appearing before government agencies. Initially, the park contained picnic facilities, benches, and a nature trail, and in 2002 the City added an asphalt pathway, sidewalks, a playscape, and more. Set amidst towering pine trees, this lovely park provides opportunities for both active and passive recreation and also the peaceful enjoyment of nature.