Preservation Project Jacksonville: The Untold Story

Student: Kaley Crawford

The purpose of this oral history research project is to record and preserve the history of the Preservation Project through first-hand accounts of the struggles and challenges the city faced in acquiring these lands that residents and visitors now enjoys as public parks. While the paperwork and legal writings are available to the public, the historical narrative of these parks have not been recorded. Through interviews with those individuals pertinent to the creation of these parks, we learn the true story behind what it took to preserve these “special places” in Jacksonville.