Scott 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 Scott Park

Scott Park is located in northwest Jacksonville, on the grounds of the George Washington Carver Elementary School that was built in 1958. Carver was one of America’s greatest educators and agricultural researchers. For the use of students and the general public, Duval County leased a portion of the grounds for use as a Negro playground prior to desegregation. By 1965, the park had been named for Dr. John I. E. Scott (1901-1981), a Negro educator and author, who was also the first publisher of the Negro Educational Review. A native of Jamaica, he became an American citizen in 1932 and served in the local school system for 30 years, first as a principal and later as the director of Negro education in Duval County. As of 2006, the City and the School Board have a joint-use agreement for the park, which hosts the youth baseball and football games of the Inner City Athletic Association. Additional features:
Amenity Count
Baseball Youth 1
Basketball Lighted 3
Benches 5
Bleachers 6
Car Parking 13
Community Center  
Football 1
Perimeter Site Fencing  
Picnic shelters 1
Picnic Tables 4
Playground Equipment 5
Security Lighting  
Softball Youth 1