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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.
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April 10, 2024
Facilitated Community Stakeholder Meeting:Downtown Jacksonville Public Projects

City to Open Pools for Memorial Day Weekend and Beyond

May 21, 2024
The City of Jacksonville Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) is excited to announce the opening of 29 community pools for Summer 2024 – ten more than last year. As a result, hundreds, if not thousands of families will have easier access to a free way to cool off and have fun on hot days this summer.
 

Military Affairs and Veterans Department to Host Memorial Day Observance

May 21, 2024
Veterans, service members, government leaders, loved ones and other citizens will gather in memory of Jacksonville’s fallen heroes at the City’s annual Memorial Day observance.

2024 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Returns This Memorial Day Weekend With a Star-Studded Lineup

May 21, 2024
The Jacksonville Jazz Festival returns to Downtown Jacksonville, May 23 – 26, 2024. This year's festival has returned to our beloved Metropolitan Park, where memories have been made and music has filled the air for generations. Additionally, we are excited to introduce our new venue at Daily’s Place, which promises to add an extra layer of excitement and energy to our festivities. With free performances across both stages, come and see The Brian McKnight 4, Stanley Clarke Band, Brian Culbertson, Gregory Porter, Joss Stone, The Baylor Project and so many more!
 
Featured Events
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May

CAREERSOURCE IN THE MAVD OFFICE

May 22, 2024 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
City Hall
117 W. Duval Street
Suite 175
Jacksonville, FL  32202
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Three days a week CareerSource is in the MAVD office to help with employment services. 
22
May

IAFF Bargaining Meeting

May 22, 2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
IAFF Union Hall – 625 Stockton St., Jacksonville, FL 32204
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Contract negotiations between the City of Jacksonville and IAFF is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 9:00 am at the IAFF Union Hall.
 
Contact Todd Norman (904-255-5578) for further information
 

 
22
May

City Council Jacksonville Small & Emerging Business (JSEB) Special Committee

May 22, 2024 10:30 a.m.
Location:

Council Chamber
City Hall
117 W. Duval Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
 

 
10:30 a.m.

Notice is hereby given that the Jacksonville Small & Emerging Business (JSEB) Special
Committee of the City Council will meet on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. in the
Council Chamber
, located at 117 West Duval Street, 1st Floor, City Hall - St. James Building,
Jacksonville, FL 32202. The purpose of this meeting will be to address the questions/matters as
noted in the President Salem January 5, 2024, Special Committee Charge Memorandum.

 
22
May

Financial Intelligence: Access The Capital You Need to Boost Your Business

May 22, 2024 9a-12p
Location:

UNF Herbert University Center
12000 Alumni Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
9a-12p

This three-hour workshop is designed to equip small business owners with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage their finances and make informed decisions. Whether you are just starting out or looking to take your business to the next level, this class will provide you with the tools and resources necessary to succeed. Learn how various loan programs work and hear from Bank OZK lenders about what the bank looks at when evaluating your loan package.