Ryder 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 Ryder Park

Ryder Park is located in the Grand Park area of northwest Jacksonville. Platted in 1906, Grand Park was first settled mainly by families of railroad personnel employed at the extensive repair and maintenance yards located nearby. The terminal of Ryder Truck Lines, Inc. was located near the park property, and the company began in 1971 exploring ways to foster goodwill within the community. After meeting with community leaders and realizing the need for a playground, Ryder donated the land for the park to the City in 1972, along with additional funds toward development. The park was named by a City Council resolution in 1972, and the dedication ceremony took place in November 1973. The facility expanded in 1976 when the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Company donated a .22-acre parcel to the City, and in 2003 the Grand Park Athletic Association signed an agreement with the City regarding team practices and games at the site. Additional features:
Amenity Count
Baseball Youth 1
Basketball Lighted 1
Benches 2
Drinking Fountain  
Perimeter Site Fencing  
Picnic Tables 2
Playground Equipment 1
Trash Barrels 2