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

Adventure Awaits at the River City Readers Summer Kickoff

June 06, 2024
Join Mayor Donna Deegan, the Jacksonville Public Library, and a host of literacy advocates and exhibitors for the Adventure Awaits: River City Readers Summer Kickoff at Ed Austin Regional Park on Saturday, June 8, 2024.


New Film & Television Programs to Attract Production Business to Jacksonville

May 31, 2024

Earlier this week, the Jacksonville City Council passed legislation 2024-0286 Public Investment Policy (PIP), which includes three new programs that will be managed by the Jacksonville Film & Television Office, a division of the Office of Economic Development.

City of Jacksonville Reopens Home Roof Rehabilitation Program

May 30, 2024
The City of Jacksonville Neighborhoods Department, Housing and Community Development Division, is proud to reopen its Home Roof Rehabilitation Program. The initiative is funded with $955,000 from the City of Jacksonville General Fund as part of the task force programs recommended by Mayor Donna Deegan’s transition committees and passed by the City Council in December.
Featured Events


June 17, 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 Neighborhoods, Community Services, Public Health & Safety Committee

June 17, 2024 9:30 a.m.
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber
9:30 a.m.

City Council Jacksonville Small & Emerging Business (JSEB) Special Committee

June 17, 2024 12:30 p.m.

Lynwood Roberts Room
City Hall
117 W. Duval Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202

12:30 p.m.

Notice is hereby given that the Jacksonville Small & Emerging Business (JSEB) Special
Committee of the City Council will meet on Monday, June 17, 2024, at 12:30 p.m. in the
Lynwood Roberts Room,
located at 117 West Duval Street, 1st Floor, City Hall - St. James
Building, Jacksonville, FL 32202. The purpose of this meeting will be to address the
questions/matters as noted in the President Salem January 5, 2024, Special Committee Charge


Opioid and Substance Use Disorder Grants Committee

June 17, 2024 2:00 PM
City Hall
117 West Duval Street
Don Davis Room
acksonville, FL 32202
2:00 PM
Notice is hereby given that the Opioid and Substance Use Disorder (OSUD) Grants Committee will meet on Monday, June 17, 2024, at 2:00 PM. This meeting will take place in the Don Davis Room, City Hall, 117 West Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. All interested parties are welcome to attend.