Adopt the Park Sponsors
The Memorial Park Association’s Adopt The Park sponsorship program was launched in May 2015. The program funds the Landscape & Grounds Committee’s annual expenses to enhance and beautify Memorial Park. We thank the following businesses for supporting our efforts.
C.A. Pillars Society: $5,000 Annually
Charles Adrian Pillars was responsible for the creation of the “Spiritualized Life” sculpture and fountain, commissioned in 1920 by the Rotary Club of Jacksonville. Trained in the Beaux Arts tradition, Pillars was a nationally known sculptor.
Promenade Sponsor Level Sponsors: $2,500 Annually
The Promenade was designed as a distinctive paved ring that allows visitors to the park the opportunity to comfortably stroll around the entire playing field.
Mr. Dawson Society Level Sponsors: $1,500 Annually
J.F. Dawson was a principal at the famed Olmsted Brothers landscape design firm in Brookline, Massachusetts and represented that firm in the design of Memorial Park.
Esplanade Level Sponsor: $1,000 Annually
The Esplanade at the park’s riverfront plaza is adorned with a canopy of live oaks to shade guests as they stroll along the promenade lined with marble benches and enjoy the scenes of the St. Johns River.