||The City of Jacksonville acquired the property on December 30, 1974. Originally known as Washington Heights Park, it was renamed Charles Reese Memorial Park on February 18, 1987. Charles Reese was very active in the Washington Heights community and died in 1986 at the age of 55. The park, which includes the boat ramp, underwent $50,000 in improvements in 1987. A basketball court, picnic shelters, tables, grills and playscapes were added. Construction began in March of 1987 and was completed in June of the same year. On July 23, 2001, the City of Jacksonville received a grant in the amount of $25,000 from the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND). Funding is specified for the design, engineering and permitting necessary to re-open the park`s existing boat ramp.