Mary Lena Gibbs
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Mary Lena Gibbs
  6974 Wilson Blvd   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32210

Amenities offered at this park:
4Basketball Lighted
1Bike racks
42Car Parking
1Concession Stand
4Picnic Tables
1Playground Equipment
29Trash Barrels
YesBasketball Adult
YesBasketball Adult Lighted
YesBasketball Goals
YesBasketball Junior
YesBasketball Junior Lighted
YesBuilding General
YesCommunity Center
YesDrinking Fountain
YesFootball Lighted
YesPerimeter Site Fencing

Acres: 10.063
Park Type: Community
Council Person: Mia Jones
History: The Mary Lena Gibbs Community Center is located in the Sweetwater/Cedar Hills Estates area of southwest Jacksonville. Formerly the site of the Cedar Hills National Guard Armory that was built in 1957, it became a City recreational facility in October 1996, after the Guard moved out. It is named in honor of Mrs. Gibbs (1914-1973), who was a second mother to the children of Sweetwater, operating a free kindergarten, serving as PTA president, working with the local 4-H Club and more. In addition to the Center, the site is also home to the charter S.O.S. Middle/High School, the Sweetwater Athletic Association (youth football & cheerleading), and Barco Field. With money from a National Football League grant and City funds, a major improvement project was completed in December 2004 at the football/soccer field that is named for the Barco family, who are strong supporters of the community.