Carvill Park

     
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Available Amenities

Artificial Reef Bait & Tackle Baseball Basketball Benches Beach Pier Bike Racks Bike Trail Birding Trail Boat Dock Boat Fuel Boat Pumpout Boat Ramp Boat Trailer Parking Canoe Rental Community Center Concession Stand Drinking Fountain Equestrian Trail Fishing Available Football Golf Grills Hiking Trail Nonmotorized Launch Kayak Rental Lighting Manatee Education Multipurpose Field On the water Paddle Board Rental Parking PWC Rental Picnic Shelters Picnic Tables Playground Restaurant Restrooms RiverWalk Sailboard Rental Sailboat Rental Scenic Overlook Skate Park Soccer Surfing Swimming Pool Tennis Trash Barrels

About Carvill Park

Carvill Park is located in the Norwood area of northwest Jacksonville, just southwest of Interstate 95 and Lem Turner Road. The developer of the Carvill Park subdivision, which was platted in 1945, later donated several lots to the Boy Service Council, Inc. for a playground. Through the efforts of Duval County Commissioner Ray Greene, Judge Walter Criswell, and others who were striving to prevent juvenile delinquency, the park opened in April 1950. It was the county’s first playground with athletic facilities. After consolidation in 1968, and ten years later, the city purchased the park property from Big Brothers of Greater Jacksonville (formerly the Boy Service Council). A fire gutted the community center in the mid-1990’s. A new 3,500 square foot community center was opened June 22, 2007, and now offers a myriad of activities. Adjacent to the center is a small community swimming pool. Additional features:
Amenity Count
Baseball Adult 1
Basketball Lighted 1
Benches 6
Bleachers 1
Car Parking 30
Community Center  
Perimeter Site Fencing  
Picnic Tables 1
Playground Equipment 12
Restrooms 1
Special Pool 1
Trash Barrels 6