Council Member Gaffney and City of Jacksonville Celebrate Opening of Confederate Park Dog Park

June 12, 2009  

District 7 City Council Member Dr. Johnny Gaffney, along with the Springfield Improvement Association and Women's Club, Springfield Animal Care and Rescue Club and the City of Jacksonville Recreation and Community Services Department (JaxParks) today celebrated the opening of the new Confederate Park dog park.

Picture of Council Member Dr. Johnny Gaffney (second from the right) and others cutting the ribbon at the opening of the Confederate Park dog park.Located near downtown in the historic Springfield neighborhood, Confederate Park will now serve as the only City of Jacksonville-owned off-leash dog park. The 2.87-acre green space features new fencing, benches, trash receptacles and pavilions.

The $267,147 project is the result of significant collaboration between the community and the City of Jacksonville. The project was funded by a Mayor's Matching Grant, donations from the Springfield community and a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) grant which was applied for by the Springfield Improvement Association and Women's Club.

For additional information about Confederate Park, call (904) 630-CITY or visit