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Alameda Museum &nbsp&nbsp This colorized photograph likely depicts Alameda Park before it took on the name Jackson Park in 1909.

Rename Jackson Park

Oct 06,2020

On July 21 the Alameda City Council voted unanimously to remove Andrew Jackson’s name from the park at Encinal and Park avenues. A Park Renaming Committee was formed and is now asking the Alameda community for name ideas.

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No Sign of Andrew Jackson

Jul 30,2020

City Workers recently removed the sign that had defined Jackson Park. In 1895, the city opened “Alameda Park” on property that once belonged to local railroad baron A. A. Cohen. In 1909, the city renamed the park for President Andrew Jackson.

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Library of Congress &nbsp&nbsp Alfred Cohen hired Robert Harris to design a park in Alameda that echoed the once-swanky South Park in San Francisco shown here in the 19th century.

History of Place Formerly Known as Jackson Park

Aug 25,2020

Attorney Alfred A. Cohen dreamed of attracting the well-heeled to swanky, exclusive environs on the Alameda peninsula. He had already moved here with his family. They lived at “Fernside,” a 109-acre estate.

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Time to Rename Jackson Park

Jul 16,2020

I grew up in Alameda and spent many glorious childhood summers in our parks. I have significant nostalgia for these places, central as they are to my childhood memories.

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City to Rename Jackson Park

Jul 16,2020

The Alameda Recreation and Parks Commission (ARPC) voted 5-0 on Thursday, July 9 to rename Jackson Park. The park, located on Park Avenue between San Jose and Encinal avenues, was named in 1909 for President Andrew Jackson. 

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‘Dumb Friends’ Park Bench Gets Reprieve

Jun 19,2014

After its meeting last Thursday, the Alameda Recreation and Parks Commission agreed to make an effort to restore the Isabelle Clark-donated bench at the south end of Jackson Park. The commission heard from a group of residents dedicated to preserving the bench. 

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