Historic Markers Across Florida

J.P. Small Memorial Park

Marker ID:  
Location: at the intersection of Myrtle Ave and 7th St, Jacksonville, FL
County: Duval
Coordinates: N 30° 20.755    W 081° 40.522
  30.34591666    -81.67536666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMJKYZ


J.P. Small Memorial Park
Jacksonville's Last Historic Baseball Stadium
This site has been the location of baseball and other sports for nearly 100 years.
The location has been known at different times as Barrs Field, the Myrtle Avenue Ball Park, Joseph H. Durkee Memorial Athletic Field, and since 1980, James P. Small Memorial Stadium.
The current steel and brick grandstand has basically the same appearance as it did when it was originally designed and constructed in 1935. For twenty years this structure served as the center of professional baseball until a new municipal stadium, the Gator Bowl, opened in 1955.
Explore the history of this park and learn how Jacksonville was once the center of organized baseball in Florida.

City of Jacksonville


More Information:
Wikipedia - J. P. Small Memorial Stadium