John Stockton Elementary School Park

Rated for
wooded area in park with picnic table

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 John Stockton Elementary School Park

The park is located at the John Stockton Elementary School in the Ortega Forest section of Jacksonville, which comprised part of a large plantation that was named Ortega in 1804. The original Ortega subdivision was platted in 1909 by the Ortega Company headed by John N.C. Stockton (1857-1922), but it was not until 1946 that the development of Ortega Forest began during the post-War migration to the suburbs. Built in 1955, the school was named for Mr. Stockton, who is best remembered for his devoted public service. He worked tirelessly distributing relief finds during the yellow fever epidemic of 1888, chaired the Board of Public Works through the financial crisis of 1893 and after the Great Fire of 1901, and often gave of his time and means to his fellow citizens. An improvement project was completed at the park in 2003.  Recreational activities include playground, picnicking, tennis, pickleball, soccer, softball and basketball.  Additional features:
Amenity Count
Basketball Lighted 3
Benches 4
Bike racks 1
Bleachers 2
Car Parking 79
Picnic shelters 1
Picnic Tables 9
Playground Equipment 11
Soccer 1
Softball Youth 1
Tennis Hard 2
Trails Paved (Miles) 0
Trash Barrels 7