Confederate Park (Jacksonville)
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.
|Type||Municipal (Parks & Recreation Department)|
|Area||6.01 acres (24,300 m2)|
|Operated by||City of Jacksonville|
|Status||Open all year|
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." Florida's Tribute to the Women of the Confederacy, a monument/statue, was erected in 1915.
The 1914 reunion of the United Confederate Veterans in Jacksonville.