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Join us for the grand reopening of the historic Friendship Fountain February 15, 2024 at 6 p.m.

Friendship Fountain, located within St. Johns River Park on the Southbank, boasts a rich history dating back to its development in 1965. Originally championed by Commissioner Dallas L. Thomas, and designed by architect Taylor Hardwick, the fountain's unique concentric design and grandeur have made it an iconic landmark.
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Riverfront Plaza is an open green space on the bank of the St. Johns River in the heart of Downtown. This space is managed by Jax Parks, the City of Jacksonville’s Parks and Recreation branch.
Representation throughout the community of Jacksonville

The Jacksonville City Council is composed of nineteen members who are elected for a four-year term and serve as part-time legislators. In May of each year, the Council elects a President and Vice President to serve one-year terms beginning the first of July. The nineteen members are not all elected in the same manner; some are elected from districts, and others are elected at large.

The Third Annual 7 Creeks Fest is March 9 to celebrate the 7 Creeks Recreation Area

February 28, 2024
The 7 Creeks Partners are hosting the third annual 7 Creeks Fest on March 9, 2024, at the 7 Creeks Recreation Area in north Jacksonville. This free, family-friendly event is a chance for everyone to celebrate and explore the 7 Creeks Recreation Area which is made up of city, state, national and nonprofit wilderness preserves. The 7 Creeks Fest will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. and includes plenty of activities for all ages. Betz-Tiger Point Preserve at 13990 Pumpkin Hill Rd. is the welcome hub where guests can get the program schedule, visit a host of environmental exhibitors, and enjoy music from a variety of performers including Nan Nkama Pan-African Drum and Dance Ensemble, fiddler Anna Strickland, Americana folk artist Rambler Kane, and singer-songwriter Shifty Gears. A free shuttle will take visitors between the hub and most of the trailheads and parks where activities are planned.

City of Jacksonville to Host 32nd Annual World of Nations Celebration

February 23, 2024
The City of Jacksonville is thrilled to host the 32nd Annual World of Nations Celebration, a vibrant multicultural festival that brings the world's diverse cultures to our doorstep.

Mayor Deegan’s River City Readers Literacy Initiative Exceeds Expectations - Additional Events Scheduled

February 16, 2024
Mayor Donna Deegan launched River City Readers, her citywide reading challenge for school-age children, with a kick-off event at the Main Branch of the Jacksonville Public Library late last month.
 
Featured Events
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Mar

City Council Neighborhoods, Community Services, Public Health & Safety Committee

March 04, 2024 9:30 a.m.
Location:
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber
 
9:30 a.m.
04
Mar

Public Service Grant Council Rules Sub-Committee Meeting

March 04, 2024 3:30 PM.
Location: 3:30 PM.
Notice is hereby given that the Public Service Grant Council’s Rules Sub-Committee will meet in a hybrid in-person/virtual meeting on March 4, 2024 at 3:30 PM. This meeting is offered in-person at the Ed Ball Building 8th Floor Main Conference Room (851), 214 North Hogan Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 and virtually through the Zoom video and audio application. The public is invited to attend this meeting in-person or via the Zoom video and audio application. 
 
04
Mar

Council Member Public Meeting | Regarding Special Committee on Homelessness & Affordable Housing

March 04, 2024 12:00 p.m.
Location:
City Hall St James Building
117 West Duval Street
Council Chambers
12:00 p.m.

Notice is hereby given that the notice is hereby amended for the Special Committee of the City Council on Homelessness and Affordable Housing. The notice has been amended to cancel the Tuesday, January 2, 2024 & Monday, January 8, 2024, meeting and add a new meeting date for January. The Special Committee of the City Council on Homelessness and Affordable Housing will meet at 117 West Duval Street, 1st Floor, City Hall - St. James Building, Jacksonville, FL 32202, on the dates, times and locations noted below. The purpose of these meetings will be to address the questions/matters as noted in the President Salem October 20, 2023, Special Committee Charge Memorandum.

Date:                                                     Time:                                                               Room Location
Monday, November 20, 2023               12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                                    Council Chamber
Monday, November 27, 2023               12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                                    Council Chamber
Monday, December 4, 2023                  12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                                   Council Chamber
Tuesday, January 9, 2024                    9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                                 Council Chamber
Monday, January 22, 2024                    12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                                   Council Chamber
Monday, February 5, 2024                    12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                                   Council Chamber
Tuesday, February 20, 2024                  12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                                   Council Chamber
Monday, March 4, 2024                        12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                                   Council Chamber
Monday, March 18, 2024                      12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                                   Council Chamber
Monday, April 1, 2024                          12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                                   Council Chamber
 
04
Mar

City Council Rules Committee

March 04, 2024 2:00 p.m.
Location:
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber
 
2:00 p.m.