Melvin Park

Rated for
basketball court

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 Melvin Park

Melvin Park is located in the Melvin Park subdivision of southwest Jacksonville, just west of Interstate 295 between Wilson Boulevard and 103rd Street. The Alexandria Development Corporation, which developed the Melvin Park neighborhood in 1970, donated the land for the park to the City in 1972. The tract remained a passive, undeveloped park until 1988, when at the request of City Councilman Clarence Suggs, the Recreation Department initiated plans to develop the site. After obtaining input from the local residents, an improvement project commenced in September 1990 that provided the present-day amenities, including a bridge over the drainage creek that extends through the park. Additional features:
Amenity Count
Basketball Lighted 1
Benches 7
Car Parking 16
Perimeter Site Fencing  
Playground Equipment 4
Trash Barrels 5