Grunthal Park

Rated for
green and blue basketball courts

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 Grunthal Park

Grunthal Park is located adjacent to Grunthal Street in northwest Jacksonville, across from the City’s Joe James Community Center. Initially developed probably as a Negro playground around 1945, and expanded between 1956 and 1958, it was known as the Joe James Playground. The nearby community center opened in 1963. Joe H. James, Jr. (1892-1966) was a white real estate broker, who organized and directed the Jacksonville Negro Welfare League during the 1920’s and 30’s, and also served as chairman of both the Colored Division of the Community Chest and the Charity Agency Federation. The City has completed numerous improvement projects over the years, including the planting of trees at the park in 1978, many of which have matured today. And with the support of City Council Member Gwen Yates, three renovation projects were completed at Grunthal Park between 2001 and 2003. Summer 2023 old tennis courts were converted to basketball courts. Additional features:
Amenity Count
Basketball Lighted 1
Benches 3
Bike racks 1
Grills 1
Perimeter Site Fencing  
Picnic shelters 1
Picnic Tables 4
Playground Equipment 5
Security Lighting  
Trash Barrels 4