Thomas Jefferson Park
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Thomas Jefferson Park
  320 Jackson Avenue   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32220

Amenities offered at this park:
6Baseball Youth Lighted
1Basketball Lighted
69Car Parking
1Concession Stand
1Multiuse Field
2Picnic shelters
9Picnic Tables
13Playground Equipment
1Softball Youth Lighted
1Swimming Pools
2Tennis Hard Lighted
17Trash Barrels
YesPerimeter Site Fencing
YesSecurity Lighting

Acres: 25.45
Park Type: Community
Council Person: Daniel Davis
History: Thomas Jefferson Park is located in the Marietta section of northwest Jacksonville, south of the intersection of Bulls Bay Highway and Old Plank Road. Around the 1830’s, Jacksonville’s founder, Isaiah D. Hart, established a 2000-acre plantation in the area, and by 1885 the community of Marietta existed. In addition to the park, the adjacent elementary school that was built in 1926 and the privately owned civic center that opened in 1952 are named for Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), third president of the U.S. from 1801 to 1809. The initial 7-acre park was developed by Duval County in 1955-56, and expanded by 6 acres in 1977, with the swimming pool opening in 1979. For many years, the Marietta Bullsbay Athletic Association has provided youth baseball/softball/T-ball programs at the park and worked with the City in improving and maintaining the facility. In 2002, the City purchased 11.7 acres adjacent to the park for future expansion.