As second phase of Memorial Park restoration ends, contractor gives back
Jacksonville, Fla. — December 2, 2016 — On Tuesday, November 22, at 1:30 P.M., after the completion of the restoration of the center oval green, members of the Memorial Park Association and officials from the City of Jacksonville met in Memorial Park with Chuck Chaon, Jayson Smith and Matthew Bratcher, representatives of J. B. Coxwell Contracting, Inc., who presented the MPA with a check for $30,000.
The second phase of restoration in the park began September 26th, after J.B. Coxwell Contracting, Inc. was awarded the $283,000 contract to install a new irrigation system, improve drainage and amend the soil. J. B. Coxwell Contracting, Inc. planned to donate back a percentage of their fee and after coming in under budget, awarded the gift to Agnes Danciger, MPA’s board president.
Agnes Danciger said, “This is the largest corporate or individual gift made to Memorial Park Association since its founding 30 years ago. We are extremely grateful as it will help fund additional needs as outlined in The Master Plan which was adopted in 2012 to restore the park.”
The fencing around the center oval green is scheduled to be removed sometime in February after the grass has taken root.
About Memorial Park and the Memorial Park Association
Memorial Park is located at 1620 Riverside Ave., between Margaret Street and Memorial Park Drive in Riverside near the 5 Points area of Jacksonville, Fla. Established in 1986, The Memorial Park Association is a nonprofit charitable organization serving its mission to enhance, promote and preserve Memorial Park as the premier historic park in the City of Jacksonville. Designed by the famed Olmsted Brothers and dedicated on Dec. 25, 1924, it is the only park in the state dedicated to the 1,220 Floridians who lost their lives in service during World War I. In 2012, the Memorial Park Association initiated major planning efforts to restore and rehabilitate Memorial Park to its original grandeur, culminating in the development of a viable master plan that will serve as the foundation for continued restoration efforts. Learn more about Memorial Park and the Memorial Park Association here or visit them on Facebook or Twitter.
About J. B. Coxwell Contracting, Inc.
Initially established as a firm specializing in clearing and earthwork, J.B. Coxwell Contracting, Inc. has expanded its scope of operations to encompass complete site development, including underground utilities, as well as heavy highway and civil construction in the public and private sectors. J.B. Coxwell has been recognized for its generous contributions to community causes. For more information, please visit www.jbcoxwell.com.
12/02/2016 As second phase of Memorial Park restoration ends, contractor gives back (Press Release pdf)
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News and information about our restoration projects:
11/2015 thru 12/03/2015 Photo albums on FB of Life statue and fountain basin restoration project : 11/03, 11/04, 11/09, 11/10, 11/11, 11/17, 12/03
11/20/2015 The Florida Times-Union/Jacksonville.com, Bruce Lipskey: “New ‘life’ for Memorial Park statue”
12/01/2015 Resident Community News, Kate Hallock: “Life at its best, thanks to Ohio company”
8/17/2016 Folio Weekly, Josh Gore: “Restoration Of Life“
9/7/2016 First Coast News, Janny Rodriguez, WTLV: “Memorial Park renovations already underway”
10/4/2016 The Florida Times-Union/Jacksonville.com, Ann Friedman: “Memorial Park facelift underway”
10/4/2016 Resident Community News, Kate Hallock: “Work begins on second phase to restore Memorial Park”
10/5/2016 The Florida Times-Union/Jacksonville.com, Ann Friedman: “Facelift for historic park” (PDF)
12/3/2016 Resident Community News, Kate Hallock: “Contractor gives profit back to Memorial Park Association” (PDF)
12/6/2016 Resident Community News, Kate Hallock: “Contractor gives profit back to Memorial Park Association“