Emmett Reed Park
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Emmett Reed Park
  1093 West 6th Street   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32209

Amenities offered at this park:
2Basketball Lighted
2Bike racks
95Car Parking
16Picnic Tables
1Playground Equipment
1Swimming Pools
8Tennis Hard
8Tennis Hard Lighted
1Trails Paved (Miles)
12Trash Barrels
YesBasketball Adult
YesBasketball Goals
YesBasketball Half
YesBasketball Half Lighted
YesCommunity Center
YesSecurity Lighting
YesTennis Hard Half
YesTennis Hard Half Lighted

Acres: 12.53
Park Type: Community
Council Person: E. Denise Lee
History: Emmett Reed Park was dedicated on September 28, 1969. The land was acquired for the park by a donation from E.J. and Mary E L’Engle in 1941. The 12.5-acre complex is a neighborhood park serving the residents in the Jacksonville urban core. In addition to a wide range of amenities including playscapes, 2 tennis courts and a swimming pool, the community center houses many community services programs. The entire complex is named for Emmett Reed, a native of Jacksonville, and an employee of the Recreation Department of the City of Jacksonville for over thirty years. In 2002, City of Jacksonville recieved an Urban Park Renewal and Recovery Program grant to build the Emmett Reed Tennis Facility. The facility is being built in partnership with the MaliVia Washington Kids foundation. The facility is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2008.