Desoto Park

  • 4001 Baltic St.
  • Jacksonville, Florida 32210
  • Phone: 904-630-2489
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Desoto Park resides in the Ortega neighborhood. It was one of four circular parks created along Park Avenue (now Baltic Street) and named after New World explorers. The Ortega Elementary School opened across the street in 1923 and the park served as a school playground and neighborhood park. The park is named for Hernando de Soto (1496-1542), the Spaniard who explored southeast America after landing at Tampa Bay in 1539.