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Klutho Park

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Henry J. Klutho Park is an 18.34-acre (74,200 m2) public park, located between downtown Jacksonville, Florida and the historic neighborhood of Springfield. It is part of a network of parks that parallel Hogans Creek, Klutho Park being the largest. Klutho Park is home to an 18 hole disc golf course.

Henry J. Klutho Park
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TypeMunicipal (Parks & Recreation Department)
LocationJacksonville, Florida
Coordinates30°20′20″N 81°39′31″W / 30.33889°N 81.65861°W / 30.33889; -81.65861
Area18.34 acres (74,200 m2)
Created1899
Operated byCity of Jacksonville
StatusOpen year round

HistoryEdit

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 highrise buildings and use of the Prairie School style of architecture transformed Jacksonville after the Great Fire of 1901. In 1984, the City of Jacksonville renamed portions of Springfield Park in honor of Klutho. [1]

ReferencesEdit

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