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.

Photo courtesy of Mark Krancer
Photo Courtesy of Jacksonville Historical Society

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.

Rest. Relax. Recreate. Alone, with a friend, among a group – every day in Memorial Park is a good day. Even amid the fury of a hurricane, Memorial Park draws you in, then leaves you planning your next visit.
Photo courtesy of Mark Krancer

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.

Photo courtesy of Jacksonville Historical Society

Photo courtesy of Jacksonville Historical Society

Photo courtesy of Jacksonville Historical Society

Photo courtesy of Jacksonville Historical Society

Photo courtesy of Jacksonville Historical Society

Latest News

Summer 2022 Newsletter

Navy Band Southeast returns to Memorial Park for Memorial Day concert Two years after the COVID pandemic shut down public gatherings, the ever-popular Memorial Day Concert was back! The Navy Band Southeast and the River City Brass returned on Monday, May 30, to wow...

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Spring 2022 Newsletter

Spring 2022 Newsletter

Spring 2022 Happy Birthday, Frederick Law Olmsted! 2022 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, social reformer and founder of American landscape architecture. Olmsted's sons, John Charles Olmsted and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., were...

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Winter 2021 Newsletter

Winter 2021 Newsletter

Luminaria in Memorial Park, December 12  Join the fun and experience the beauty of Memorial Park at the holidays!   Volunteer to help make Memorial Park sparkle and shine on Sunday, December 12, for the annual Luminaria event sponsored by Riverside Avondale...

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Upcoming Events

Interested in hosting your wedding or special event at Memorial Park?

Click here to apply for a permit with the City of Jacksonville.

The Spirit of Victory

In April 2017, The Memorial Park Association released a video telling the story and significance of Memorial Park. Shot in high-definition, it is truly a masterpiece that showcases Memorial Park like nothing else ever has.
Photo courtesy of Mark Krancer

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