Marion 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 Marion Park

Marion Park is located in the in the Lake Forest section of northwest Jacksonville. After filing of the first plat in 1926, it was not until around 1944 that development resumed again in Lake Forest, whose streets and parks exhibit an American Revolutionary War theme. Marion Park is one of two half-oval parks that were named and platted by the developers in 1944. Francis Marion (1732-1795), for whom the park is named, hastened the victory by the Continental (American) forces in the War, which began April 19, 1775. Nicknamed the Swamp Fox because of his elusive tactics, he rose to the rank of general and commanded the militias of North and South Carolina against the British. Later, the fort in St. Augustine bore his name from 1825 until 1942. The park contained the tennis courts and playground equipment in 1965, and improvements over the years added picnic facilities in 1999 and a water-feature playscape in 2001. Additional features:
Amenity Count
Benches 18
Grills 3
Picnic shelters 1
Picnic Tables 11
Playground Equipment 1
Security Lighting  
Tennis Clay 2
Tennis Hard 2
Trash Barrels 13
Water Feature 1