One of Jacksonville’s Best-Loved Treasures
Located along the banks of the majestic St. Johns River (incidentally, at one of its widest points, as it starts to turn east from its southern source towards its mouth at the Atlantic Ocean), this six-acre park draws visitors from across the Northeast Florida community.
The Florida Fallen
The “Florida Fallen” refers to the more than 1,700 men and women from Florida who died serving in World War I and who are memorialized in this park dedicated on Christmas Day 1924. When the park opened, the list contained just 1,220 names but, thanks to the unstinting efforts of Dr. R.B. Rosenburg, professor emeritus from Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia, the list was expanded in 2018.
Spend Your Day in the Park.
The perfect place for a picnic, since 1924.
In just a few short years, Memorial Park will celebrate its 100th birthday. Ever since the Rotary Club of Jacksonville and the Citizens Committee came together in the early 1920s to create a place of honor for those who served and died in World War I – the Great War – visitors to the park have found a reason to spend a few moments or a few hours in this peaceful place.