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

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.

City of Jacksonville to Hold First-Ever JaxReady Fest

April 15, 2024
The City of Jacksonville’s Emergency Preparedness Division is thrilled to announce the inaugural JaxReady Fest, an interactive preparedness experience aimed at empowering residents with the knowledge and resources to stay safe and resilient in the face of all hazards that threaten our community.
Featured Events


April 19, 2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Military Affairs and Veteran's Department inside City Hall
117 W. Duval Street, #175
Jacksonville, FL  32202
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This is a partnership between the City of Jacksonville's Military Affairs and Veteran's Department and Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.'s Veteran's Service Unit.  

Jacksonville Waterways Commission | River Accord Task Force

April 19, 2024 10:00 a.m.
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Lynwood Roberts Room
10:00 a.m.

Notice is hereby given that the JWC’s River Accord Task Force will meet on Friday, April 19, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. in the Lynwood Roberts Room, located on the 1st floor, City Hall - St. James Building, 117 W. Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the accomplishments of the objectives from the 2006-2016 MOU and discuss outstanding opportunities.

JHA Human Resources Committee Meeting

April 19, 2024 9:00 a.m.
1300 North Broad Street
Jacksonville, Florida
9:00 a.m.
Notice is hereby given that the Jacksonville Housing Authority (JHA) Board of Commissioners will hold a Human Resources Committee Meeting in person on Friday, April 19, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. at its administrative offices located at 1300 N. Broad Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202. The public is invited to attend this meeting and speak during the public forum.

Cultural Council Finance Committee Meeting

April 19, 2024 4:00 PM
Location: 4:00 PM
Notice is hereby given that the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville Finance  Committee  will meet on Friday, April 19, 2024, at 4:00 PM. This is a public committee and will be offered in-person at Jessie Ball duPont Center Conference Room 202 located at 40 East Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 and virtually through Zoom. The public is invited to attend this public committee in-person at Jessie Ball duPont Center Conference Room 202 located at 40 East Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 or via Zoom. Please see instructions on the following pages for details on accessing the committee meeting via Zoom.