Confederate Park - Jacksonville, FL
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N 30° 20.094 W 081° 39.219
17R E 437169 N 3356076
Confederate Park is located near downtown, in the Springfield area of north Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Waymark Code: WM2P72
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 11/29/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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First named Dignan Park, for a chairman of the Board of Public Works, it opened in 1907 and contained the City’s first supervised playground. The United Confederate Veterans chose Jacksonville as the site for their annual reunion in 1914, and the park as the site for a monument honoring the Women of the Southland. Five months after the reunion of an estimated 8,000 former Confederate soldiers, the City renamed the park, and the monument was erected the next year. During the early decades, citizens came from all over Jacksonville to attend cultural events at the park or to see the beautiful Rose Arbor. Visitors strolled along the lovely Hogans Creek Promenade that opened in 1930, and in more recent years attend events sponsored by the Springfield Improvement Association & Woman’s Club.

Completed on April 1, 1915, at the cost of $25,000, the Monument to Women of the Confederacy was commissioned by the Florida Division-- United Confederate Veterans "in memory of the women of the Southland". Designed by artist, Allen G. Newman and constructed by the McNeel Marble Company in Marietta, Georgia, the monument is the focal point of Confederate Park, one of a chain of city parks along Hogan Creek that divide Downtown Jacksonville from Springfield Historic District.
Name: Confederate Park

Street Location: 956 Hubbard Street

Local Municipality: Jacksonville

State/Province, etc.: Florida

Country: USA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: Confederacy and the Women of the Southland

Date Established: 1907

Picnic Facilities: Benches

Monuments/Statues: Women of the Southland Monument, Robert Burns Statue

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Pond

Recreational Facilities: Not listed

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Not listed

Fountains: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed

Traditional Geocaches: Not listed

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