Confederate Park (Jacksonville)
|Type||Municipal (Parks & Recreation Department)|
|Area||6.01 acres (24,300 m2)|
|Operated by||City of Jacksonville|
|Status||Open all year|
Confederate Park (formerly Dignam Park until 1914) is a public park in Jacksonville, Florida, on the southern bounds of the historic neighborhood of Springfield. It is part of a network of parks that parallel Hogan's Creek.
In 1914, Jacksonville hosted the annual reunion of the United Confederate Veterans, with estimated attendance of about 8,000 former Confederate soldiers. The UCV chose the park as the location for a new monument to honor the Women of the Southland, and five months after the reunion the city renamed the park "Confederate Park." The Confederate monument was erected in 1915.
The 1914 reunion of the United Confederate Veterans in Jacksonville.
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