Alexandria Oaks Park
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Alexandria Oaks Park
  1620 Marco Place   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Amenities offered at this park:
2Multiuse Field
1Trails Paved (Miles)
2Trash Barrels

Acres: 14.78
Park Type: Neighborhood
Council Person: Lori Boyer
History: FEC Park resides in the San Marco section of South Jacksonville, in an area that comprised part of a plantation established around 1800 by early pioneer William Craig. The City of South Jacksonville, which existed as a separate municipality from 1907 to 1932, purchased the park site in 1929 from a firm owned by Brown Whatley and Joseph Davin, the premiers developers of South Jacksonville during the 1930ís. The privilege of naming the new park was accorded the South Jacksonville Womanís Club, and its members chose the name Southside Athletic Field. Eventually the name was changed to FEC Park, in honor of the Florida East Coast Railroad, which maintained an extensive railroad yard and passenger depot in South Jacksonville for many years. The rail line passes adjacent to the park, which consists of a large open field with scattered oaks, sycamores, palms, and pines. In 2010, an asphalt walking trail 6 foot wide approx. 3,000 linear foot long with shade trees along the trail.