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
Riverfront Plaza Updates
Construction at Riverfront Plaza
Downtown Vision Inc.

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

ACPS Is “Out of Space,” Needs 60 Homes Immediately

April 22, 2024
The City of Jacksonville’s Animal Care and Protective Services is “Out of Space" and they are urgently looking for foster homes for 60 dogs for six weeks by 4/24.

Icemen & City of Jacksonville Launch 2024 Kelly Cup Playoffs

April 16, 2024
The Jacksonville Icemen, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres and the AHL’s Rochester Americans along with the City of Jacksonville have officially announced the opening of the 2024 Kelly Cup Playoffs, presented by Dream Finders Homes.  The announcement came at a press conference held at the Community First Igloo in Jacksonville. 

City to Host Metropolitan Park Revitalization Open House

April 15, 2024
The Metropolitan Park Revitalization team is excited to announce a unique opportunity for community members to actively participate in the rejuvenation of Metropolitan Park. A public open house, during which citizens can come together, share ideas, and contribute to the future of one of our city's most cherished public spaces, on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.
Featured Events


April 22, 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 Career Source is in the MAVD office to help with employment services. 

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

April 22, 2024 12:00 p.m.
City Hall St James Building
117 West Duval Street
Council Chambers
12:00 p.m.

Notice is hereby given that the Special Committee of the City Council on Homelessness and Affordable Housing will meet in Council Chamber, located at 117 West Duval Stret, 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, April 8, 2024                        12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                           Council Chamber
Monday, April 22, 2024                      12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                           Council Chamber

Earth Day Clean-Up

April 22, 2024 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Location: 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Join Mayor Donna Deegan and others at multiple locations along Hogan’s Creek as we work together to achieve safe, clean waterways for our community. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.

Mayor's Budget Review Committee Meeting

April 22, 2024 2:00 p.m.
City Hall, Mayor's 4th Floor Conference Room
2:00 p.m.