Dinsmore Playground

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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 Dinsmore Playground

The Dinsmore Playground is located in the heart of the Dinsmore area of northwest Jacksonville, between Iowa Avenue and the historic Old Kings Road. Many early families such as the Plummers, Higginbothams, and Picketts are buried in the nearby Dinsmore Cemetery that was established in the latter 1800’s. Beginning in the early 1900’s, dairy farming became the principal industry of the area. Across from the playground resides Dinsmore Elementary School that was built in 1953, and the School Board leased land for the playground to Duval County in 1956, at a time when there were no public parks in Dinsmore. Currently, there is a joint-use agreement for the playground between the City and the School Board. The Dinsmore Neighborhood Civic Association has taken an active interest in the area’s recreational facilities through the years, and worked with the City in making improvements to the playground.

A new playground was installed Fall 2023.
Additional features:
Basketball Lighted 1 Benches 15 Grills 3 Perimeter Site Fencing Picnic shelters 1 Picnic Tables 4 Playground Equipment 11 Security Lighting Soccer 1 Tennis Hard Lighted 1 Trash Barrels 3