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AVON PARK

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AVON PARK. Neighborhood park located along Avon Street on top of the West 11th Street bluff. Created with a grant from the federal Bureau of Outdoor Recreation and federal money for community development, Avon Park was planned as early as 1975. It used three vacant lots claimed by the city for unpaid taxes and two other lots purchased from their owners. Worn down buildings were demolished, and blueprints for the park were developed by city planner Dave Dahlquist. In 1977 work began on the park that was dedicated in 1978.