Forestview Park and Community Center

Rated for
playground equipment

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 Forestview Park and Community Center

Forestview Park is located south of Soutel Drive in the Harborview section of northwest Jacksonville. Development of the Harborview area began in 1957, and Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School was built across from the future park site in 1962.

The Charter Company donated the land for the park to the City in 1971, and by 1975 the park contained two lighted baseball fields, a community center, and an undeveloped wooded area. Eventually part of the community center was converted into a fitness center, which provides a weight room, stationary bikes, and a wellness program that includes aerobics classes, nutrition classes, and walking on a paved path.

Completed in 2004, a major improvement project added new playground equipment, a pavilion, the walk path, benches, picnic tables, and more.
Additional features:
Amenity Count
Baseball Youth Lighted 2
Basketball Lighted 1
Benches 18
Bleachers 5
Community Center  
Drinking Fountain  
Grills 3
Perimeter Site Fencing  
Picnic shelters 1
Picnic Tables 14
Playground Equipment 2
Restrooms 1
Security Lighting