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James Weldon Johnson Park Announces Events and Programming for December 2020

December 01, 2020
Celebrate the Holidays in James Weldon Johnson Park

City, Community Organizations Celebrate African American, African and Caribbean Flavors with Black Restaurant Week

November 30, 2020
By highlighting our city’s black-owned restaurants, we are presenting an opportunity for citizens to discover dining spaces, gain exposure to and develop an appreciation for new food, and support local businesses and communities,” said Mayor Lenny Curry. “I am proud that Jacksonville is one of the first cities in Florida to participate in Black Restaurant Week and look forward to it becoming a tradition.”

City, Jacksonville Bar Association Partner to Prevent Evictions and Foreclosures

November 25, 2020
Program Will be Available for Residential and Commercial Properties
 

City Offices and Facilities Closed for Thanksgiving

November 24, 2020
In observance of Thanksgiving, the following City government offices and facilities will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov.  27.

Free Adoptions at Animal Care and Protective Services and Jacksonville Humane Society, Nov. 27-29

November 23, 2020
Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) is joining forces with the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) for a Black Friday pet adoption event.
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JaxParks and Partners Brand and Enhance Network of Public Lands

November 20, 2020
Project Leaders Celebrate Completion After Two Decades of Collaboration

The City of Jacksonville’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department (JaxParks), along with its partners Florida Park Service (FPS), National Park Service (NPS), North Florida Land Trust (NFLT) and Timucuan Parks Foundation (TPF), have branded the 5,600 acres of contiguous conservation lands in northeast Jacksonville that are linked by trails and waterways as the 7 Creeks Recreation Area. The destination is named for the number of creeks that surround the contiguous park lands of Betz-Tiger Point Preserve (JaxParks), Bogey Creek Preserve (NFLT), Cedar Point Preserve (JaxParks), Cedar Point (NPS), Jim Wingate Preserve (JaxParks), Pescatello Island (NFLT) and Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park (FPS). In addition to the new name, the seven parks included in the system received several upgrades that will improve their interconnectivity and enhance visitors’ experiences.

City of Jacksonville Lights the River with Annual Light Boat Parade

November 20, 2020
A Jacksonville holiday tradition is making its return to Thanksgiving weekend. The City of Jacksonville is excited to announce the annual Jacksonville Light Boat Parade on Nov. 28, 2020. The parade will feature guest judges and will wrap up with one of the best fireworks presentations featuring “waterfalls” off of the Main Street and Acosta Bridges.

CBRC to host Community Impact Day on Saturday, November 21

November 18, 2020
In partnership with New Town Success Zone, Celebration Church, and the Mayo Clinic’s Wellness Rx program, the Mayor's Community Based Crime Reduction Program will host its first Community Impact Day on Saturday, November 21st, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Edward Waters College’s campus at 1401 Grunthal Street – 32209. Residents of New Town, LaVilla, Grand Park, and Durkeeville are invited to drive through to share their opinions about what it will take to reduce crime and improve public safety in Mid-Westside Jacksonville. Free Thanksgiving ​feast baskets will be given to those who attend while supplies last! Strict COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. For more information, visit coj.net/cbcr.

New Downtown Investment Authority Historic Preservation Program Receives Unanimous Council Approval and Boosts City Incentive for Redevelopment

November 16, 2020
The Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) launched the Downtown Perseveration and Revitalization Program (DPRP) to boost the City incentive for historic redevelopment. Jacksonville City Council unanimously approved the DPRP bill, lifting previous restrictions that no longer meet the financial realities of rehabilitating historic structures. The new program intends to foster the preservation and revitalization of unoccupied, underutilized, and/or deteriorating historic, and qualified non-historic, buildings located in Downtown Jacksonville. The DPRP is designed to serve projects applying for more than $100,000 as well as code compliance projects on older buildings that do not have historic landmark status.

City to Offer Free Flu Vaccinations at Select COVID-19 Testing Sites

November 13, 2020
800 Vaccines a Week Will be Available to Residents of Duval County
 

ICYMI: Veterans Day Festivities

November 12, 2020
To all of the veterans, including the 150,000 that call Jacksonville home, thank you for your service. We appreciate everyone who participated in our Veterans Day festivities.


 
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City Leaders Provide Briefing on Tropical Storm Eta

November 12, 2020
Updated Nov. 12, 2020 at 2:29 p.m.
Mayor Lenny Curry joined Sheriff Mike Williams, Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene, Rescue Division Chief David Castleman, and Emergency Preparedness Director Steve Woodard to provide an update on Tropical Storm Eta and the City's preparations. 

America Recycles Day Free Shredding and Tree Giveaway Event Rescheduled

November 11, 2020
Event Will Now Take Place on Saturday, Nov. 21
 

Find a Furry Friend, Free Adoptions

November 10, 2020
The City’s animal shelter, Animal Care and Protective Services, is hosting a Veterans Day adoption event at two locations on Wednesday, Nov. 11. 
 

City Offices and Facilities Closed for Veterans Day

November 09, 2020
In observance of Veterans Day, the following City government offices and facilities will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11.
 
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