Native Parks 1 and 2

     
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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 Native Parks 1 and 2

Native Parks 1 & 2 were set aside as parks on the 1921 plat of the Avondale neighborhood in west Jacksonville. The Avondale Garden Circle began planting the park with native species in 1923 to increase public awareness of plants indigenous to north Florida. Native Park was formally dedicated in 1932 and demonstrated that while exotic species often died during adversity, the park’s native plants prospered with little care through drought, freeze, and hurricane. After some years of decline, the parks were rejuvenated by the work of Dr. Robert Ragland, who devoted many years after his retirement in the early 1980’s to planting native species and helping with maintenance. In recent years the neighborhood residents have taken an active interest in the park, and obtained a grant and provided matching funds for landscaping. Additional features:
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Benches 3