Brown L. Whatley Memorial Park

  • 1510 Alexandria Place South
  • Jacksonville, Florida 32207
  • Phone: 904-630-2489
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Acres: 1.7 Tree-shaded areas, numerous benches and open spaces combine to provide a pastoral environment at this neighborhood park. History: Alexandria Park was born in 1937 as part of Brown Whatley`s and Joseph Davin’s Alexandria Place subdivision in the City’s San Marco area. The park took its name from nearby Villa Alexandria, the palatial estate of Alexander and Martha Reed Mitchell that was built in the late 1870’s. After the death of Brown Whatley and his wife Marion in a 1982 automobile accident, the City renamed the park in his honor. Telfair Stockton, Brown Whatley, and Joseph Davin, were the premier developers of the San Marco area in the 1920’s and 1930’s. In 1937, Whatley & Davin built the Little Theatre in San Marco, which is now the nation’s oldest community theatre group. Tree-shaded areas, numerous benches, and open spaces combine to provide a pastoral environment at this neighborhood park.