Guide to Polk  

Jamestown Park



HOURS: Daylight

LOCATION: 101 West Murphy St., Davenport

FEATURES: Full-length basketball court with two goals. Playground sets for children ages 2-5 and 5-12, two covered pavilions with tables and barbecue grills.
DAVENPORT | A small, clean neighborhood play area named Jamestown Park can be found in Davenport, just a stone's throw from U.S. 17-92 and not too far from the town's center at 101 West Murphy St.

It's about 45 minutes east of Lakeland, 30 minutes northeast of Winter Haven and 10 minutes north of Haines City.

The park features two playgrounds, picnic pavilions with tables and a full-size basketball court within walking distance of many homes in the area.

The park is separated from U.S. 17-92 by a chain link fence. It's bordered by Fuller and Murphy Streets at the city's limit.

The playground and basketball court are separated by a lower chain-link fence with two entrances to the playground.

The orange, purple and green playground structures received a $120,000 upgrade in 2007. They can be seen through the fence and across the basketball court from the highway. Mt. Calvary Baptist Church is nestled next to the park.

Children can enjoy the two, age-appropriate playgrounds while parents or older siblings play basketball.

The park features two small, covered picnic pavilions with picnic tables and four nearby barbecue grills (charcoal not included) for an afternoon cookout.

Two large trees on or bordering the park provide plenty of shade, although the actual playgrounds lack cover and could scorch little ones using the equipment on hot days. Several other immature trees on the property promise future relief from the heat for users.

Parents can rest easy under the picnic pavilions as children play on the playgrounds. All park entrances, including its six swings (two for toddlers), can be seen from the picnic pavilions.

Children can enjoy a snack nearby at a covered playset with two benches and a table near the adult-sized picnic pavilion.

There's no shortage of benches to get off your feet. Even the full-length basketball court with two goals features a small set of bleachers at the court's center. A picnic table is a nice touch under a large oak tree off one corner of the court.

[ Lisa Coffey can be reached at lisa.coffey@theledger.com or 401-6971. ]


Created: April 20, 2013 11:59 p.m.
Modified: April 20, 2013 11:59 p.m.
 
© Copyright TheLedger.com — All rights reserved. Restricted Use only.