Julius Guinyard Park and Pool
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Julius Guinyard Park and Pool
  1359 Jefferson Street   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32209

Amenities offered at this park:
6Basketball Lighted
1Bike racks
40Car Parking
1Picnic Tables
1Softball Youth
1Softball Youth Lighted
1Swimming Pools
1Trash Barrels
1Water Feature
1Water Features
YesBasketball Adult
YesBasketball Adult Lighted
YesBasketball Goals
YesBasketball Junior
YesBasketball Junior Lighted
YesBuilding General
YesPerimeter Site Fencing
YesSecurity Lighting

Acres: 4.68
Park Type: Community
Council Person: Dr. Johnny Gaffney
History: The land for what is now Julius Guinyard Park and swimming pool was acquired by fee simple from the Housing Authority of Jacksonville in June of 1949. The swimming pool, that was constructed at this park in 1951 and originally called "Blodgett Homes Pool," is one of the oldest public pools in the City of Jacksonville. The built out park offers a varity of activities that include basketball, baseball, and offers picnic facilities and a playscape for small children. The park located at the corner of West 4 Street and Jefferson Street had improvements done in 1978 and then a major improvement project in 2001. In 2006, the park was remnamed after Mr. Julius Guinyard a former City Parks employee.