Bruce Park - Jacksonville, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 30° 20.024 W 081° 35.434
17R E 443232 N 3355914
Quick Description: Bruce Park is located in Arlington area, at the corner of Arlington and Rogero Roads, in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/7/2008 5:36:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM2XZN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 43

Long Description:
The park takes its name from Frederick W. Bruce (1845-1932), who with H. L. Sprinkle and others founded the Alderman Realty Co. in 1911. The company developed 1,100 acres in Arlington, and established a ferry service across the St. Johns River from downtown’s Beaver Street to Arlington. Mr. Bruce was a civil engineer who worked on such projects as the construction of Henry Flagler’s hotels in St. Augustine and the jetty construction at Mayport. The opening of the Matthews Bridge in 1953 spurred 20 years of unprecedented growth in Arlington and the need for more recreational space. As trustees of land set aside for park purposes by Sprinkle and Bruce in 1924, the Arlington Community Club donated the property to Duval County in 1954. The park then opened in 1955 and was taken over by the City after consolidation in 1968.
Name: Bruce Park

Street Location: 6549 Arlington Road

Local Municipality: Jacksonville

State/Province, etc.: FL

Country: USA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: Frederick W. Bruce

Date Established: 1955

Picnic Facilities: 2 picnic shelters and 5 picnic tables

Recreational Facilities:
Baseball, softball, basketball, playground, tennis, and volleyball.


Monuments/Statues: ACL 0608 / SCL 0608 Caboose

Traditional Geocaches:
GC1821R


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

Fountains: Not listed

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed

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