Leonard Abess 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 Leonard Abess Park

The park was named for Leonard L. Abess Sr., a prominent banker who was instrumental in providing the land to the City of Jacksonville for park development. Mayor Ed Austin and Councilman Dick Brown held a dedication/ribbon-cutting ceremony for the park on October 19, 1994. The park offers playscapes, grills, a picnic shelter, restrooms, 2 youth baseball fields, a basketball court, 2 tennis courts, a soccer field and paved trails. In recent years, a colorful water feature was added and on September 4, 2020 a dog park was opened. Councilman Aaron Bowman was instrumental in opening the dog park during the COVID-19 pandemic. He felt strongly that constituents should have a safe and healthy alternative for experiencing the outdoors. Additional features:
Amenity Count
Basketball 1
Benches 20
Bleachers 6
Car Parking 109
Dog park
Drinking Fountain
Football 1
Grills 4
Perimeter Site Fencing  
Picnic shelters 1
Picnic Tables 9
Playground Equipment 13
Restrooms 1
Security Lighting  
Water feature