Normandy Center
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Normandy Center
  1751 Lindsey Road   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32221

Amenities offered at this park:
1Bike racks
1Picnic shelters
7Picnic Tables
1Playground Equipment
5Trash Barrels
YesBasketball Goals
YesBasketball Junior
YesCommunity Center
YesPerimeter Site Fencing
YesSecurity Lighting

Acres: 1.01
Park Type: Community
Council Person: Daniel Davis
History: The Normandy Center resides in the J.H. Lindsey Subdivision of southwest Jacksonville, just east of the City’s Normandy Park. Normandy Boulevard opened in 1944. It was named as a memorial to the soldiers that were killed during WWII, when the Allies invaded the Normandy coast of France. The boulevard eventually facilitated large-scale development of the area. After a Lindsey family member and his wife donated the property to the Normandy Community Civic Club in 1953, a clubhouse was built the following year. The Club donated the property to the City in 1985, and the building was renovated and the grounds fenced and landscaped in 1986. A picnic shelter and tables were added in 1993, and in past years the City hosted an annual Kids Kamp at the Center. To increase the children’s enjoyment, a playscape was installed on the grounds in 2005.