Henry J. Klutho Park

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Henry J. Klutho Park
Klutho Park, Jacksonville, Florida 2013-06-26 14-24.jpg
Type Municipal (Parks & Recreation Department)
Location Jacksonville, Florida
Coordinates 30°20′20″N 81°39′31″W / 30.33889°N 81.65861°W / 30.33889; -81.65861
Area 18.34 acres (74,200 m2)
Created 1899
Operated by City of Jacksonville
Status Open year round

Henry J. Klutho Park is a 18.34-acre (74,200 m2) public park, located between downtown Jacksonville, Florida and the historic neighborhood of Springfield. It's part of a network of parks that parallel Hogans Creek, Klutho Park being the largest.

History[edit]

Formerly known as Springfield Park, most of the park was created between 1899 and 1901 on land donated by the Springfield Company. The park also once housed the City’s first zoo, opening at the park in 1914. The Hogans Creek Improvement Project of 1929-30, designed by architect Henry J. Klutho (1873-1964) and engineered by Charles Imeson, turned much of the park grounds into a Venetian-style promenade. Klutho was a well respected Springfield resident. His high-rise buildings in downtown and Prairie School architecture transformed Jacksonville after the Great Fire of 1901. In 1984, The City renamed portions of Springfield Park in honor of Klutho. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henry J. Klutho Park. City of Jacksonville Recreation Department, Retrieved 2013-03-25.