Memorial Park Association

The Memorial Park Association’s mission is to preserve, enhance and promote Memorial Park as the premier historic city park in Jacksonville, Florida. Ninah M.H. Cummer, whose property is now home of the Cummer Museum, commissioned the Olmsted Brothers to create a design for the park in 1922. The Association was created in 1986 by a group of park enthusiasts and local philanthropists to help sustain the park and ensure its upkeep.

The City of Jacksonville enables the Association to perform various operations and maintenance functions, including necessary physical improvements, consistent with the historical character of the park and concurrent with the City’s obligation to maintain the park for the greater public good. In 2013, the Association’s board adopted a master plan designed to help guide the restoration of the park, enhance its appeal and ensure that it would thrive for future generations. The park was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2017.