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

Mayor Deegan Presents Proposed Budget to City Council

July 15, 2024
Mayor Donna Deegan presented the proposed 2024-2025 budget to the Jacksonville City Council this morning. The proposal includes a $1.92 billion general fund budget and $489 million in the 2025 portion of the five-year Capital Improvement Plan, which is $1.95 billion in total from 2025-2029.

City of Jacksonville Military Affairs and Veterans HVRP Department Awarded Three-Year Grant from U.S. Department of Labor

July 11, 2024
The City of Jacksonville’s Military Affairs and Veterans Department (MAVD) has been awarded a three-year grant of $271,457 per year from the U.S. Department of Labor to support the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP). The employment-focused program utilizes a case management approach to directly assist homeless veterans with access to a variety of local support services.

Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville Announces New Pilot Artist Grant Program

July 09, 2024
Local arts regranting agency launches new initiative to serve individual working artists
Featured Events

EBO Business Success Meeting

July 16, 2024 2:30p-3:30p
Equal Business Opportunity Office
214 North Hogan Street
Ed Ball Building - Suite 800
Conference Room 851
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Please join us in our quarterly EBO Business Success Meeting! This meeting is hosted by the EBO/JSEB Administrator Greg Grant and Staff. During this meeting, you can find out more information about what the JSEB Program has to offer you, certified JSEB Vendor obligations, and important small business resource partner information.

City Council Finance Committee

July 16, 2024 9:30 a.m.
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber
9:30 a.m.


Mayor’s Vehicle Safety Board

July 16, 2024 9:00 a. m.
117 West Duval Street
Mezzanine Exam Room 3
Jacksonville, FL 32202
9:00 a. m.
For additional information, please contact Magnus Wallen, at 904-255-5330 or

Public Service Grant Appeals Boad

July 16, 2024 2:00 PM
Location: 2:00 PM
Notice is hereby given that the Public Service Grant Appeals Board will meet in an in-person meeting on July 25, 2023, at 10:00 AM. This meeting is offered in-person at the Ed Ball Building 8th Floor Fishbowl Conference Room (825), 214 North Hogan Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. The public is invited to attend this meeting in-person.