Spotlight: Myers Park Historic District
As one of the city’s earliest planned neighborhoods, the Myers Park Historic District (MPHD) has been home to many of Tallahassee’s civic, business, and educational leaders as well as government officials and employees. The area includes approximately 120 homes built starting in the mid 1920s. When construction began, it was envisioned by developers as a "country-club style community just beyond the city limits." Today, MPHD is located in the heart of Tallahassee.
The MPHD is the only residential historic preservation district in Tallahassee. It consists of Country Club Estates, Capital City Country Club and golf course, Myers Park, Golf Terrace Unit 1, Golf Terrace Unit 2, parts of Woodland Drives, and other nearby sites. The district was officially created in 2001 but the creation of a historic district was in motion long before thanks to the efforts of the Historic Tallahassee Preservation Board which recommended the creation of a historic district in 1986.
Myers Park, managed by the City of Tallahassee, is central to the community. It features the Wade Wehunt pool, tennis courts, playground, nature and hiking trails, and a picnic area. Nearby Cascades Park features a state-of-the-art amphitheater, children's play area, and much more. The Capital City Country Club is also located within the district. It features an 18-hole golf course was designed by AW Tillinghaust, Olymipic size swimming complex, tennis complex, fitness center, and Pro Shop.
Hartsfield Elementary School
Cobb Middle School
Leon High School
Rickards High School
Myers Park Historic District marker
Cascades Park Amphitheater