Mallison Park and Center

Rated for
orange swings

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 Mallison Park and Center

Mallison Park and Center is located in the Lackawanna section of west Jacksonville. Originally known as the Lackawanna Playfield (later Playground), it opened in 1929 as the City’s premier athletic facility, which included a swimming pool, a football field with encircling cinder track, a baseball field, and more. In 1968, The City renamed the facility in honor of the Superintendent of the City’s Recreation Department from 1929 until 1968. Nathan L. Mallison (1897-1968) was a sports enthusiast who excelled at canoeing and glider flying, and also served as president of two state recreation associations and received awards for recreation activities provided to service men throughout World War II. During the 1970’s the City built a new pool at the park, and completed construction of a community center in 1980. In 2004, the park still hosts numerous athletic events such as track meets and rugby football. A new playground was installed Summer 2023. Additional features:
Amenity Count
Basketball Lighted 3
Benches 2
Bike racks 2
Bleachers 7
Car Parking 16
Community Center  
Drinking Fountain  
Football 1
Perimeter Site Fencing  
Picnic shelters 5
Picnic Tables 13
Playground Equipment 4
Restrooms 2