News Flash Home
The original item was published from 2/16/2022 4:30:57 PM to 3/30/2022 12:52:17 PM.

News Flash

Daytona Beach - City Highlights

Posted on: February 16, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Upgraded amenities planned for Daisy Stocking Park

Upgraded amenities planned for Daisy Stocking Park

Upgraded amenities planned for Daisy Stocking ParkA $330,000 grant will help fund new and upgraded amenities at Daisy Stocking Park, a four-acre neighborhood park near Bethune-Cookman University. The grant award was announced by the Daytona Beach Racing and Recreational Facilities District at their board meeting last month. Planned improvements include adding a new children’s playground, shading and upgraded seating for the existing outdoor amphitheater, a walking trail with fitness stations, a family pavilion with barbecue grills, new sidewalks and landscaping.

Annually about 3,000 people attend one of the many community events at Daisy Stocking Park, which is open to the public year round. Last summer the city moved the popular Midtown Music Concert Series to the park and hosted its first Game Night there in September. 

The park is a destination on the city’s Black Heritage Trail and was named after Daisy Hardy Stocking, one of the city’s foremost humanitarians and medical practitioners. Stocking came to Daytona in 1916 at the behest of fellow South Carolinian and Scotia Seminary alumni Mary McLeod Bethune. Having trained as a registered nurse, Stocking supervised McLeod Hospital on the campus of Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute (now Bethune-Cookman University) from 1916 to 1918. In 1971, three years after her death, the park was established by the Daytona Beach City Commission.


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Daytona Beach - City Highlights

Baseball Clinic Flyer_23 (1)

Baseball clinics start Feb. 21

Posted on: January 26, 2023
Cultuvue opens at city’s YSG Community Center

New photography exhibit at YSG

Posted on: January 19, 2023
Crab  Seafood Festival_April 29 2023

Crab & Seafood Festival, April 29

Posted on: January 27, 2023
Citizen Survey_Jan 19 2023

Resident survey underway

Posted on: January 19, 2023
Redistricting update

Learn about city's redistricting process

Posted on: February 15, 2022
Daytona Turkey Run

Daytona Spring Turkey Run, March 24-26

Posted on: January 27, 2023
Childrens Business Fair_March 25 2023

Children’s Business Fair, March 25

Posted on: January 27, 2023
Join us for the State of the City, Jan. 18

State of the City 2023

Posted on: January 18, 2023
Midtown Center renamed to honor community icons

Center renamed to honor community icons

Posted on: December 21, 2022
Copy of Copy of FB Open Gym (1) (3)

Community Center Programs

Posted on: January 19, 2023
kitchen faucet 3

Routine water treatment through Feb. 17

Posted on: December 28, 2022
City of Daytona Beach Storm Updates

City storm information

Posted on: September 26, 2022
WEB_First Step Shelter_Jan 10 2023

Contribute to the solution

Posted on: January 10, 2023
A New Design (1)

Motor oil collection sites

Posted on: September 2, 2022
FB_Stay Connected_April 6 2022

Stay engaged and connected!

Posted on: August 26, 2022