Jaycee Park is about 13 acres in area and was added to the district in 1951. The park is in east central Springfield, adjacent to Washington Middle School. The park is bordered by Monroe Street on the north, Cressey Street on the west, Washington Middle School on the south and a residential neighborhood on the east. Large trees line the streets and a group of trees are near the playground and picnic area.
Ball diamonds are located in three corners of the park. In the northeast corner is a picnic shelter with restrooms and a playground. The central areas of the park provide open space, useable for casual field games of soccer and football and for open play activities. A gravel parking lot for 25 vehicles is on the west side off Cressey Street and another similar lot for 15 vehicles is in the park's northeast corner off Monroe Street.
The Springfield Park District purchased this Park in 1951 for $17,835. The Jaycee group got involved and developed a 5-year improvement plan for the park to improve the park quality. This is why the park was named Jaycee Park in honor of those that vowed to improve the park.
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