Thomas Jefferson 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 Thomas Jefferson Park

Thomas Jefferson Park is located in the Marietta section of northwest Jacksonville, south of the intersection of Bulls Bay Highway and Old Plank Road. Around the 1830’s, Jacksonville’s founder, Isaiah D. Hart, established a 2000-acre plantation in the area, and by 1885 the community of Marietta existed. In addition to the park, the adjacent elementary school that was built in 1926 and the privately owned civic center that opened in 1952 are named for Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), third president of the U.S. from 1801 to 1809. The initial 7-acre park was developed by Duval County in 1955-56, and expanded by 6 acres in 1977, with the swimming pool opening in 1979. For many years, the Marietta Bullsbay Athletic Association has provided youth baseball/softball/T-ball programs at the park and worked with the City in improving and maintaining the facility. In 2002, the City purchased 11.7 acres adjacent to the park for future expansion. Additional features:
Baseball Youth Lighted 6 Basketball Lighted 1 Benches 25 Bleachers 16 Car Parking 69 Concession Stand 1 Multiuse Field 1 Perimeter Site Fencing Picnic shelters 2 Picnic Tables 9 Playground Equipment 13 Restrooms 2 Security Lighting