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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.
Riverfront Plaza Updates
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April 10, 2024
Facilitated Community Stakeholder Meeting:Downtown Jacksonville Public Projects

City of Jacksonville Military Affairs and Veterans HVRP Department Awarded Three-Year Grant from U.S. Department of Labor

July 11, 2024
The City of Jacksonville’s Military Affairs and Veterans Department (MAVD) has been awarded a three-year grant of $271,457 per year from the U.S. Department of Labor to support the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP). The employment-focused program utilizes a case management approach to directly assist homeless veterans with access to a variety of local support services.

Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville Announces New Pilot Artist Grant Program

July 09, 2024
Local arts regranting agency launches new initiative to serve individual working artists
 

Turning Rendering Into Reality: Multiple Projects In Progress On The Northbank Riverwalk

July 05, 2024

Temporary Closures/Pedestrian Detour Coming as Construction Impacts Riverwalk Availability

Featured Events
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Jul

Special Council Meeting Re: Mayor's 2024-2025 Budget Address

July 15, 2024 9:00 AM
Location:
 Council Chamber
 City Hall
 117 W. Duval Street
 Jacksonville, Florida 32202
 
 
9:00 AM
Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Council will be held on Monday, July 15, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chamber, 1st Floor, City Hall, St. James Building, located at 117 West Duval Street, Jacksonville, Florida. The purpose of the meeting is for the Honorable Mayor Donna Deegan to present the 2024-2025 Budget Address to the Jacksonville City Council.
15
Jul

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

July 15, 2024 9:30 a.m.
Location:
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber
 
9:30 a.m.
15
Jul

Special Mayor's Budget Review Committee Meeting

July 15, 2024 12:00 p.m.
Location:
Mayor's Large Conference Room, 4th Floor, City Hall
12:00 p.m.
15
Jul

City Council Rules Committee

July 15, 2024 2:00 p.m.
Location:
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber
 
2:00 p.m.