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.
Prepare for emergencies with helpful resources from the Emergency Preparedness Division.

JaxReady provides access to current threat levels, weather reports, and wildfire updates, as well as up-to-the-minute news feeds for emergency preparedness and evacuation. Visit today for valuable information and tools that will help you and your family prepare for an emergency.

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When you sign up for waste collection reminders, you'll receive an email, Twitter, or phone reminder before your garbage and recycling gets picked up so that you never forget or have to wonder which carts are being collected.

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.
Riverfront Plaza Updates
Riverfront Plaza Updates
Construction at Riverfront Plaza
Downtown Vision Inc.

April 10, 2024
Facilitated Community Stakeholder Meeting:Downtown Jacksonville Public Projects

City of Jacksonville's Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration to Light Up The Sky Across Jacksonville

June 21, 2024
Celebrate our nation's independence with a spectacular fireworks display at multiple locations around Jacksonville. The City of Jacksonville invites you to enjoy this dazzling event on Thursday, July 4th, starting at 9:00 p.m.

City of Jacksonville and FOP Lodge 5-30 Reach Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement

June 18, 2024
After months of productive negotiations, the City of Jacksonville and Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 5-30 have reached a three-year tentative collective bargaining agreement. The agreement covers both Police and Corrections Units and includes:

City Offices and Facilities Closed for Juneteenth

June 18, 2024
In observance of Juneteenth, the following City government offices and facilities will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.
Featured Events


June 24, 2024 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
City Hall
117 W. Duval Street
Suite 175
Jacksonville, FL  32202
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Three days a week CareerSource is in the MAVD office to help with employment services. 

City Council Member Continuing Education and Sunshine Training

June 24, 2024 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Lynwood Roberts Room
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In accordance with Section 15.108 (Annual continuing education and training on Sunshine Law requirements), Ordinance Code:

Notice is hereby given that the Jacksonville City Council Members will meet on Monday, June 24, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Lynwood Roberts Room, located on the 1st Floor, 117 West Duval Street, Jacksonville, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to provide the annual continuing education and training on Government in the Sunshine and open meetings laws.

In addition to fulfilling the requirements of Section 15.108, Ordinance Code, for both Council Members and Executive Council Assistants, this training will fulfill the requirements of §112.3142, F.S., which requires that elected municipal officers complete 4 hours of ethics training each calendar year.

Mayor's Budget Review Committee Meeting

June 24, 2024 2:00 p.m.
City Hall, Mayor's 4th Floor Conference Room
2:00 p.m.

Open House - Revitalizing Metropolitan Park

June 25, 2024 3pm - 7pm
Jacksonville Public Library
Main Branch Lounge
(enter via the Pajcic Promenade)
303 N. Laura St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
3pm - 7pm
Presentations at 3:30pm and 6:00pm