Accessible - Sunny Acres Park Handicapped Swimming Pool - Jacksonville, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 30° 21.294 W 081° 32.853
17R E 447378 N 3358239
A handicapped-accessible swimming pool is located in Sunny Acres Park, which is owned and operated by the City of Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Waymark Code: WM7EZB
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 10/16/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member DopeyDuck
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This fan-shaped swimming pool has two handicapped ramps with handrails leading into the water from either side of the shallow end of the pool. When the pool is open, lifeguards monitor activities from the two lifeguard stands, one located along the eastern edge of the pool near its center and one located at the deep end of the pool.

The following history of the Sunny Acres Park where the handicapped-accessible pool is located is from the City of Jacksonville Recreation & Community Services website:

"Sunny Acres is situated in the Mill Cove area of east Jacksonville, west of the Fort Caroline and Merrill Roads’ intersection. Created on County-owned land as a park for handicapped children, it was planned and funded by the Motion Picture Charity Club, a local organization composed of individuals that distributed and exhibited motion pictures. After the official opening in June 1964, the park was named by the children. Of special note have been summer camps for the handicapped, and the dedicated work of countless volunteers. Programs for disabled adults, which included recreational and life-skills instruction and some vocational training, were added later. As handicapped exclusive programs were phased out at the park in 1996, the City began an innovative recreation program for children who are being educated at home instead of attending a school. The popular home school program has spread from Sunny Acres to other City parks."
Accessibility Activity: Swimming Pool

Time available: Summer months Monday-Friday from 4pm to 6pm

Group providing the activity: City of Jacksonville, Florida

Website for more information: [Web Link]

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