Springfield Playground

     
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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 Springfield Playground

Springfield Park is located near downtown, in the Springfield area of North Jacksonville. On August 11, 2020 City Council passed a bill (2020-0347-E) renaming Confederate Park to Springfield Park and therefore, Confederate Playground just across the street was renamed Springfield Playground as well.  The name change came amid protests ignited by the City and the nation’s call for change on racism. 

First named Dignan Park, for a chairman of the Board of Public Works, it opened in 1907 and contained the City’s first supervised playground. The United Confederate Veterans chose Jacksonville as the site for their twenty-fourth annual reunion in 1914, which was attended by an estimated 8,000 former Confederate soldiers. Many of the activities took place in the park, and five months later it was renamed Confederate Park. Troops, many from the nearby Armory, used the playground portion of the park for drill grounds and tent/hut encampments during both World Wars. The playground was permanently established as a separate facility from Confederate Park in the 1950’s, and today provides open space and recreational facilities for residents of the Springfield and downtown communities. Amenities include a basketball court, dog park, playground, bike rack, and a multi-use field.
Additional features:
Amenity Count
Basketball Lighted 1
Benches 9
Bike racks 2
Car Parking 22
Multiuse Field 1
Perimeter Site Fencing  
Playground Equipment 1
Security Lighting  
Trails Paved (Miles) 0
Trash Barrels 3