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Legislation was introduced this week by District 11 Council Member Danny Becton whereby the 9A/Baymeadows Regional Park will get a new name and an annual payment to provide for capital improvements to enhance the park in coming years. In a deal brokered by CM Becton and leadership of Perimeter Reality which is the subsidiary of Fort Family Investments, headed by Don Fort, the park will be renamed “Fort Family Regional Park at Baymeadows.” Legislation is expected to take about 6 weeks... Read More...
Sat, February 10, 2018
On November 18, 2017, the evening turned out to be a perfect night to host the 2017 XGLO games at the 9A Baymeadows Regional Park Tennis Complex. Over 120 area players young and old filled the courts in a party type atmosphere to enjoy what XGLO describes as turning traditional tennis into a fun, no-pressure social experience for people of all ages and abilities. Unlike traditional tennis events, “XGLOsive” takes the pressure off and turns the music and the fun way up.District 11 Cou... Read More...
Sat, November 18, 2017
Join us on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 as we bring XGLOsive Tennis back to Jacksonville at the NEW 9A Baymeadows Tennis Center! XGLOsive turns traditional tennis into a fun, no-pressure social experience for people of all ages and abilities. Unlike traditional tennis events, XGLOsive takes the pressure off and turns the music and the fun way up. Where: 9A Baymeadows Regional Park, Tennis Center, 8000 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256 Times:Session 1 (Ages 8+) |... Read More...
Wed, November 1, 2017
On October 14th, 2017, the Grand Opening of the new $1.5 million Tennis facility was opened as the new pickleball courts were in full use with more players awaiting their turn. Located at the 9A/Baymeadows Regional Park, 8000 Baymeadows Road East, District 11 City Council Member Danny Becton was on hand to wipe the rust off his tennis racquet and dedicate the new facility.After thanking the committee of racquet sport enthusiasts and those who helped within the community plan the best facility po... Read More...
Sat, October 14, 2017
As of September 2017, the field renovations are wrapping up on the field refurbishment at the 9A/Baymeadows Regional Park. At this point, signage has been installed directing park users to stay off newly installed sod while the grass takes hold and rooted. Below is the description of work that has been completed on this project:The two (2) fields will be:Sprayed to Kill the Turf/Weeds -CompleteRototilled and Laser Graded (soil added to achieve proper drainage) - CompleteNew Irrigation Syste... Read More...
Sat, September 30, 2017
As of July 2017, the field renovations are well underway and are scheduled to be complete by the end of September according to Parks and Recreation Director Daryl Joseph. Parks will install signage directing park users to stay off newly installed sod while the grass takes hold and rooted. Below is the description of work that has and will be completed on this project:The two (2) fields will be:Sprayed to Kill the Turf/Weeds -CompleteRototilled and Laser Graded (soil added to achieve proper ... Read More...
Mon, July 31, 2017
The City of Jacksonville’s Parks & Recreation department hosted its first movie night at the 9A Baymeadows Regional Park on Friday, March 31, 2017 beginning at Sunset. CM Becton was in attendance to welcome everyone to the event along with Parks and Recreation, Director Daryl Joseph and his staff. It was a picture perfect evening as the weather cooperated quite nicely as a beautiful sunset was combined with an afternoon breeze making it a picture perfect outdoor evening for all. Read More...
Fri, March 31, 2017
Date of Acquisition: April 30, 2001: Julington-Durbin (2,007 acres); December 13, 2004: Inholding/Donation (24 acres) Cost: Julington-Durbin : $16,561,815 Funding Source: Julington-Durbin (LA# 1990-011): The District and the City of Jacksonville (City) each contributed 25% of the purchase funds and the Board of Trustees for the Internal Improvement Fund for the State of Florida (State) contributed the remaining 50%. The District holds 25% title to the pro... Read More...
Thu, February 2, 2017
Plaque Honoring John Waddell September 14 Dedication at the 9A Baymeadows Regional Park
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