Bishop Circle Park

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Available Amenities

Accessible 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 DogPark 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 Pickleball PWC Rental Picnic Shelters Picnic Tables Playground Restaurant Restrooms RiverWalk Sailboard Rental Sailboat Rental Scenic Overlook Skate Park Soccer Splash Pad Surfing Swimming Pool Tennis Trash Barrels Wheelchair Accessible

About Bishop Circle Park

Bishop Circle Park is a .22-acre site located on Jacksonville’s Southside, off St. Augustine Road, at its intersection with Powers Avenue. The land had long been used as a community gathering place and playground. In 1987, neighborhood residents saved a giant oak tree on the grounds from being cut down. The City purchased the site for a park, and the neighborhood agreed to maintain it. The residents name it Walter R. Smith Park to honor the man who had maintained the grounds over the years. Sadly, lightning strikes and inner decay had weakened the tree, and in December 2003, a massive limb crashed to the ground. After a public meeting at the park, the City had the tree cut down the tree to prevent possible injury to park visitors from falling limbs and branches. Additional features: