Henry J. Klutho Park
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Henry J. Klutho Park
  204 W. 3rd Street   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32206

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty.Amenity
6Benches
10Car Parking
1Multiuse Field
1Picnic shelters
1Softball Adult
2Tennis Hard
2Tennis Hard Lighted
1Trails Paved (Miles)
11Trash Barrels
YesBuilding General
YesSecurity Lighting

Acres: 18.34
Park Type: Community
Council Person: Dr. Johnny Gaffney
History: Henry J. Klutho Park (formerly known as Springfield Park) is located in the Springfield section of north Jacksonville. Most of the park and adjacent Boulevard were created along Hogans Creek between 1899 and 1901, on land donated by a developer, the Springfield Company. The City’s first zoo opened at the park in 1914, followed by the first municipal swimming pool in 1922. Founded in 1904, the Springfield Improvement Association & Woman’s Club has steadfastly worked for the beautification of the park. The Hogans Creek Improvement Project of 1929-30, designed by architect Henry Klutho (1873-1964) and engineered by Charles Imeson, turned much of the park grounds into a lovely Venetian-style promenade. The City renamed a portion of Springfield Park in 1984 to honor Mr. Klutho, a Springfield resident whose high-rise buildings in downtown and Prairie School of architecture transformed Jacksonville after the Great Fire of 1901.