City of Jacksonville


Perkins&Will Wins Riverfront Plaza (FKA The Landing) Design Competition

July 22, 2021
After a seven-month process, a tremendous amount of public engagement and three outstanding designs, the Perkins&Will design team was named winner of the Riverfront Plaza (FKA The Landing) Design Competition. The City of Jacksonville (COJ) Professional Services Evaluation Committee (PSEC) announced the winner today during its Special PSEC meeting. Perkins&Will scored the highest among the final three teams, followed closely by Agency Landscape + Planning and OLIN, respectfully. Contract negotiation for final design will begin immediately with the park slated to begin construction in about one year.

Household Hazardous Waste and E-waste Remote Collection Event This Saturday

July 16, 2021
With a focus on addressing blight, the City of Jacksonville offers citizens opportunities and events that promote appropriate disposal of waste and other debris.

City of Jacksonville Awarded $3.2 Million Grant to Enhance Equitable Community Response to COVID-19 & Advance Health Literacy

July 09, 2021
The City of Jacksonville was awarded a $3,295,342 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) to advance health literacy among vulnerable communities and underserved populations.

City of Jacksonville Encourages Participation in 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan for Housing

July 08, 2021

The City of Jacksonville invites residents to participate in the development of the 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan (ConPlan).

City Facilities Closed for Independence Day

July 02, 2021

In observance of the Fourth of July, the following City government offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021

Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park Announces Sweet September

July 01, 2021

Watch Candyland come to life in James Weldon Johnson Park at this new FREE, family-friendly festival on September 25 from 2 PM to 8 PM. Sweet September will feature delicious treats, candy cocktails and carnival games. Sugar coat your ears with jazzy tunes from Joslyn and the Sweet Compression and the Groove Coalition. Our host, Henny will liven up the party at this candy bash! 

Stars, Stripes and Safety: Keeping Pets Safe During July 4th Celebrations

July 01, 2021
Independence Day is a holiday characterized by warm weather, barbecues and fireworks. For many people, it is a time to celebrate with family and friends – including the furry ones.

The City of Jacksonville's Animal Care and Protective Services to Host a Free Five-Day Adoption Event

June 30, 2021

Make your 4th of July Sparkle by Adopting a New Pet


City of Jacksonville and HUD Announce Winners of COJ/HUD Public-Philanthropic Initiative Award

June 22, 2021
Today, Mayor Lenny Curry on behalf of the City of Jacksonville and in partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Jacksonville Field Office announced the 2021 recipients of the inaugural COJ/HUD Public-Philanthropic Initiative Award. This award recognizes excellence in public-philanthropic partnerships that have both transformed the relationship between sectors and led to measurable benefits for low-and moderate-income individuals and families in Jacksonville. As the first city chosen to locally replicate the HUD Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships, Jacksonville is excited to honor three local partnerships that have made significant impact in our community.

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

June 21, 2021

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week (June 20 – 26) is an observation dedicated to educating the general public about the significance of mosquitoes in their daily lives and the important services provided by mosquito control workers throughout the United States.

JaxParks Summer Camp Starts Today

June 21, 2021
JaxParks makes summertime the best time for youth with a bevy of camp experiences packed with sports, arts, adventure and friends. Now through July, youth ages 6 – 12 can participate in one or more of three two-week sessions available. Keep your kids active and engaged from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with a variety of activities. Extended day also available for an additional fee. Financial assistance is available to qualifying families. For more information, please call (904) 255-7932 or visit the JaxParks website.

Join JaxParks for Summer Night Lights

June 18, 2021

The lights are on after dark at several community centers throughout Jacksonville. Every Friday and Saturday, now through July 31, teens ages 13 - 17 can visit 5 JaxParks locations from 6 - 10 p.m. for free music, dancing, movies, basketball, painting, game truck and more. Registration is on-site with a picture ID. There is no entry after 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact JaxParks at (904) 255-7900 or visit the JaxParks website.

Library Invites Duval Residents to Help Shape Future Urban Area Libraries

June 16, 2021
Community Meetings at Five Libraries to Be Held June 21 – 29

Rec N’ Roll with JaxParks

June 14, 2021
When school is out, summer fun is in! – Monday is the first day of JaxParks’ annual Rec-n-Roll summer program, an initiative that provides free, supervised, recreational and engaging activities for Jacksonville youth throughout the season to minimize the opportunity for violence and crime. Children ages 6 - 17 are invited to enjoy games, activities, sports and more in a safe place throughout weekdays through July 30. Programs are from 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. No registration required. For more information, contact JaxParks at (904) 255-7900 or visit the JaxParks website.
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