I dedicate this project to my Mom and Dad, who instilled in me a love of nature and the great outdoors.
We lost both of them in 2009.




Burnett Park


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Burnett Park
3740 Burnett Park Road 
Jacksonville, FL 32257
  
Date visited:  4-2-2011

Amenities offered at this park:
4 - Baseball Youth Lighted
1 - Basketball Lighted
12 - Benches
12 - Bleachers
173 - Car Parking
1 - Concession Stand
3 - Grills
1 - Picnic shelters
12 - Picnic Tables
2 - Playground Equipment
5 - Restrooms
3 - Softball Youth Lighted
4 - Tennis Hard Lighted
32 - Trash Barrels
Yes - Community Center
Yes - Drinking Fountain
Yes - Perimeter Site Fencing
Yes - Security Lighting

Acres: 16.459

Park Type: Community
           
History:
Originally developed in 1953 by the Greater Loretto Improvement Association, Burnett Park has been an asset to Mandarin residents for 50 years. Thanks in large part to the efforts of Mr. Joe Burnett and Mr. Jeff Davis, Burnett Park has evolved to meet the needs of the community over the last half century. Today, Burnett Park continues to be a community asset boasting several lighted baseball, softball, tennis, and basketball courts in addition to a community center, concession stand, bleachers, playscape, and ample parking. The acquisition of the 4.61 acreage in 1994 lead to the construction of two new baseball diamonds and restroom facilities.

My thoughts on this Park:
This is a big park with lots of ball fields that were in use.  This park is VERY well maintained, I suspect that someone other than the city is keeping up with this park.  I enjoyed watching the kids playing ball, I am very cognizant of taking pictures of kids playing ball when I visit parks.  The community center was having a yard sale, I did not stop but it looked like they had a lot of stuff.  I sat for a while under the shelter on one of picnic tables, the shade and breeze were nice.  The tennis and basketball courts were all in great shape.  When I used the restroom I noticed a sign hanging in there that made me laugh, there is a picture below.  There is a memorial to John David Miller, it did not say what happened but he was born in 1967 and died in 1979.  There was a quote attributed to him on the bronze plaque “I am not quite old enough to take part in society but when I do I will go out and be proud to be American”  That is pretty powerful when you think about it coming from a 12 year old boy.   

Park Patron comments: 
I did not speak to anyone while I was here.

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