Springfield 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 Springfield Park

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.  The name change came amid protests ignited by the City and the nation’s call for change on racism. 
Moreover, in 1907, the park was first named Dignan Park, for a Chairman of the Board of Public Works and it contained the City’s first supervised playground. The United Confederate Veterans chose 1) Jacksonville as the site for their annual reunion in 1914 and 2) the park as the site for a monument honoring the Women of the Southland. Five months after the reunion of an estimated 8,000 former Confederate soldiers, the City renamed the park and the monument was erected the next year. During the early decades, citizens came from all over Jacksonville to attend cultural events at the park or to see the beautiful Rose Arbor. Visitors strolled along the lovely Hogans Creek Promenade that opened in 1930 and in more recent years attend events sponsored by the Springfield Improvement Association and Women’s Club.
Additional features:
Benches 4 Perimeter Site Fencing Security Lighting Trash Barrels 5