Jacksonville, FL - It’s a big deal for the City of Jacksonville.
The Department of the Interior has added Memorial Park to its National Register of Historic Places.
The park has a rich history that dates back to the end of World War I, when locals banded together to honor Floridians who died in that war.
The national designation will help draw even more people of all ages, explains Mayor Lenny Curry, releasing the following statement:
“Memorial Park is a community treasure that continues to draw people of all ages to a diverse variety of special events, or to simply relax and admire its beauty. This designation will help this landmark continue to attract old and new visitors for generations to come,” says Curry.
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation.
President of the Memorial Park Association Percy Rosenbloom III says it's an honor to have achieved such recognizable status months away from the park’s centennial year, which is coming up in 2018.