Clanzel T. Brown 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 Clanzel T. Brown Park

The City of Jacksonville purchased the property on April 26, 1977. The original name of the park was Golfair Park. The name was changed to Clanzel T. Brown Park on February 28, 1983. Mayor Jake Godbold and Councilwoman E. Denise Lee dedicated the park in honor of Brown on February 19, 1985. Brown’s passion was to improve the lives of Jacksonville’s Black citizens during the civil rights struggle of the 1960s and 1970s. A 20-year member of the NAACP, he was also active in the Urban League, serving as its director for 16 years. He was the first African-American to serve on the Downtown Development Authority and was a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Brown worked to integrate the City’s police and fire departments and died in1982. Park amenities include playscapes, a community center, restrooms, a lighted youth softball field, 2 basketball courts, 9 lighted tennis courts and a swimming pool. Additional features:
Amenity Count
Basketball Lighted 2
Benches 15
Bike racks 1
Bleachers 2
Car Parking 163
Community Center  
Drinking Fountain  
Multiuse Field 1
Perimeter Site Fencing  
Picnic Tables 8
Playground Equipment 3
Restrooms 2
Security Lighting