JPL Logo
My Library Account

"How Do I...?"

Ask a Librarian logo

Local Parks and Recreation

The City of Jacksonville has several local parks and playgrounds named for significant African American leaders and pioneers in the Jacksonville community. The Parks and Recreation Department has created a series of videos “Celebrating Jacksonville’s Black History: Legacy of Giving” which gives information about the significant African Americans instrumental in strengthening the parks programs and having local parks named after these local African American leaders.

Scott Park

Florida Dwight, first African American Parks Director

Moses Thompson