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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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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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

Statement on UNF Poll

May 28, 2024
A new UNF poll found that 56% of the public supports the full stadium renovation deal, as long as it includes the largest community benefits agreement in NFL history, which by itself garners 81% approval. The City of Jacksonville and the Jaguars released the following statement in response to the poll:

City Offices and Facilities Closed for Memorial Day

May 24, 2024

In observance of Memorial Day, the following City government offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024.

City to Open Pools for Memorial Day Weekend and Beyond

May 21, 2024
The City of Jacksonville Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) is excited to announce the opening of 29 community pools for Summer 2024 – ten more than last year. As a result, hundreds, if not thousands of families will have easier access to a free way to cool off and have fun on hot days this summer.
Featured Events


May 30, 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. 

Public Nuisance Abatement Board

May 30, 2024 1:00 p.m.
117 W Duval St., Jacksonville, FL 32202
Mezzanine Floor, Exam Room # 3
1:00 p.m.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Public Nuisance Abatement Board, in accordance with Section 893.138, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 672, Jacksonville Ordinance Code, will hold an in-person meeting on the date and time indicated.

FSCJ FinTech Initiative: Python 1

May 30, 2024 - June 27, 2024 6-8:30p

Live Online Thursdays
This course introduces the Python programming language and teaches topics found on the PCEP certification exam developed by the Python Institute. This includes basic Python language features and building and running Python programs. Detailed topics include data types, collections (lists, tuples, dictionaries), selection and repetition statements, functions, and file I/O. Students will develop and implement a variety of Python programs and take practice quizzes which will prepare them for the PCEP exam.


Jaguars Stadium of the Future Informational Town Hall

May 30, 2024 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Westside High School
5530 Firestone Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32244
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Open to the Public

Speakers will include Mayor Deegan, Lead Negotiator Mike Weinstein and Jaguars President Mark Lamping.