Bert Maxwell Boat Ramp
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Bert Maxwell Boat Ramp
  500 Maxwell Road   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32218

Amenities offered at this park:
3Boat docks
4Boat Ramps
45Boat Trailer Parking
17Car Parking
1Pedestrian Docks
1Picnic shelters
6Picnic Tables
4Trash Barrels
YesDrinking Fountain
YesFishing Available
YesManatee Education
YesSecurity Lighting

Acres: 4.352
Park Type: Boat Ramp
Council Person: E. Denise Lee
History: The Bert Maxwell Boat Ramp is located in north Jacksonville, just west of the north end of the Trout River (Interstate 95) Bridge. On land purchased from a member of the well-known Broward family, the facility opened in September 1961 and was named for Albert Maxwell (1910-1961), the Superintendent of Duval County’s parks and playgrounds who died earlier that year. In prior years, Mr. Maxwell had played professional baseball for the Jacksonville Tars, a team first established in 1926. In April 2004 an improvement project added a second boat ramp, floating docks, new restrooms, light poles, landscaping and more. A popular facility, the boat ramp provides the best direct access to the lower Trout River. In 2006, as part of the I-95 roadway expansion, the fishing pier was re-built at no cost to the City of Jacksonville, the pier is now open for public use.