Join us for the grand reopening of the historic Friendship Fountain February 15, 2024 at 6 p.m.

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.

Sign up for collection reminders!

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
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.

Construction at Riverfront Plaza
Downtown Vision Inc.

City of Jacksonville to Host 32nd Annual World of Nations Celebration

February 23, 2024
The City of Jacksonville is thrilled to host the 32nd Annual World of Nations Celebration, a vibrant multicultural festival that brings the world's diverse cultures to our doorstep.

Mayor Deegan’s River City Readers Literacy Initiative Exceeds Expectations - Additional Events Scheduled

February 16, 2024
Mayor Donna Deegan launched River City Readers, her citywide reading challenge for school-age children, with a kick-off event at the Main Branch of the Jacksonville Public Library late last month.

City Offices and Facilities Closed for Presidents Day

February 16, 2024
In observance of Presidents Day, the following City government offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024.
Featured Events

MYLAC Meeting

February 28, 2024 2:30 p.m.
Location: 2:30 p.m.
Notice is hereby given that the Mayor’s Young Leaders Advisory Council (MYLAC) will meet in person on February 28, 2024, at 2:30 p.m. This meeting is offered in person at Goodwill Industries of North Florida and virtually through Zoom. The public is invited to attend this meeting in person at Goodwill Industries of North Florida or by Zoom. The purpose of this meeting is for the Mayor’s Young Leaders Advisory Council (MYLAC) to consider and take action on items on the MYLAC agenda which can be found at the following location: Please see instructions on the following pages for details on accessing the meeting via Zoom.

SBA: Jacksonville African American Entrepreneurship Informational Session

February 29, 2024 1p-4p
SBA District Office
7825 Baymeadows Way
Suite 100B
Jacksonville, FL 32256

(park on lakeside of building)
Entrepreneurs, partners, and leaders, gear up for the SBA’s dynamic celebration of African American Entrepreneurship in Jacksonville! Uncover funding secrets, network, and collaborate to skyrocket your business. Whether a startup or a market player, this event is your ladder to success. Be there, bring a friend, and let’s elevate together! It’s more than an event – it’s a game-changer!

FOP Collective Bargaining

February 29, 2024 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
FOP Union Hall
5530 Beach Blvd
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

One Page Marketing Plan for Small Business

February 29, 2024 10 am-12:00 pm
Jacksonville Public Library Downtown
303 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
10 am-12:00 pm

Unlock the secrets to effective marketing in just one day! Join our "One Page Marketing Plan" workshop and learn how to distill your business strategy into a concise and powerful one-page marketing plan.

In this hands-on session, you'll be guided through the key elements of creating a comprehensive marketing strategy that fits on a single page. Whether you're a small business owner or marketing enthusiast, this workshop is designed to empower you with practical knowledge and actionable insights.