Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park

7000 Roosevelt Blvd,  Jacksonville,  FL   32244
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History

The land was first leased from the Navy in 1979. A decade later, then-Councilwoman Tillie Fowler (later U.S. Representative) began to push hard to develop the land. Remnants of an 16-foot wide brick road linked Ortega to Jacksonville and can be found at several locations in the park.  The road pre-dates 1917 but was heavily used when Camp Johnston was built as part of the preparations to train American troops during World War I.  In September 1996 the observation tower, nature center and outdoor classroom were dedicated. In 2005 the park was renamed for Tillie K. Fowler. A woman of impeccable grace and civility, she tenaciously advocated on behalf of issues important to the City of Jacksonville and on behalf of the needs of the United States armed forces, particularly the U.S. Navy. An entry sign into the park now bears her name and honors her efforts.

Park Amenities

Amenity Count
Benches 20
Bike racks 2
Car Parking 90
Drinking Fountain  
Grills 6
Picnic shelters 1
Picnic Tables 36
Playground Equipment 3
Restrooms 2
Security Lighting  
Trails Paved (Miles) 0
Trails Unpaved (Miles) 2
Trash Barrels 14
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