Russell Bill Cook Jr. 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 Russell Bill Cook Jr. Park

Russell "Bill" Cook Jr. Park, f/n/a Jones Street Park, is located at the end of 23rd Street. Jacksonville citizens, S. Fischer & C. Fischer donated a portion of the property to the City (Letter dated 12/9/74 from C.C. Holbrook, P.E., Director of Public Works, to H.L. Shorstein, General Counsel). After receiving the property, the Department of Parks requested that the portion of Jones Street that separated the original park from the newly acquired property be closed. That request was granted by Ordinance 82-501-234 (Ordinance 82-501-234). A lighted youth baseball field was built in 1981. At the request of Councilman Fields, bar-b-que pits, picnic tables, and fencing were added in 1991 (Letter dated 8/6/91 from C.M. Fields to L. Alexander, Deputy Director, Recreation & Parks Department). The latest addition to the park was completed in 2002. The improvements included a playscape, a water feature with lighting, and sidewalks. Additional features:
Amenity Count
Baseball Youth Lighted 1
Basketball Lighted 2
Benches 10
Car Parking 1
Community Center  
Drinking Fountain  
Picnic Tables 1
Playground Equipment 3
Security Lighting  
Trash Barrels 3
Water Feature 1