Henry T. Jones 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 Henry T. Jones Park

Henry T. Jones Park is located south of Emerson Street in Southside. The area was settled after the Civil War, mostly by freed slaves and other African-Americans who worked for businesses and residents of South Jacksonville. The City acquired the land for the park in 1978. Originally known as Pine Forest Park, the name was changed in 1998 by City Council resolution. The Park location, with a school and community center across the street, is a focal point for the area. Henry T. Jones, a masonry contractor, built the Park’s swimming pool, and over forty years ago organized the Pine Forest Community Action Committee to prevent the neighborhood from being industrialized and destroyed. In 2002, the pool complex received a renovation as part of the City’s special efforts to improve the community. Additional features:
Amenity Count
Car Parking 11
Community Center  
Drinking Fountain  
Multiuse Field 1
Picnic Tables 9
Playground Equipment 1
Restrooms 2
Swimming Pools 1
Tennis Hard Lighted 2
Trash Barrels 4