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J.A. Carr Park

 

Address: 508 Simmons Dr.
Size: 5 acres
Type: Neighborhood
Amenities: 20 Tables, 20 Handicapped Accessible Tables, 5 Grills, 24 Benches, 1 Playground, 1 Swing Set, 2 Bike Racks, 3 Water Fountains, 4 Exercise Stations, 1 Gazebo, 2 Covered Seating Areas, 1 Pet Station, 0.52 Miles of Trails, 1 Portable Restroom

 

J.A. Carr Park is home to a half-mile crushed limestone walking and jogging trail. Nestled among shade trees, you will find a new playground with a zip cruise, fitness stations along the trail, permanent corn hole boards, a dino dig, shaded seating areas and new picnic tables.

In FY 2019 Carr Park was enhanced with new trails and an expanded trail network that connects to the north side of the creek with the addition of two walking bridges.

The Simmons Center is located at this park and provides a rentable space for parties or other gatherings. Next to the Simmons Center is a garden area with an upgraded gazebo that can also be rented for special events.

This park got its name from Joseph Allen Carr. His son, Cecil Carr, donated a portion of the land that now makes up the park. In 1976, the Park Board with the later approval of the City Council, decided to name parks in honor of those who donated the land for them. J.A. Carr Park was dedicated on July 11, 1976.