Black Restaurant Week flyer with photo of father and son eating
November 30, 2020
The City of Jacksonville and its partners LISC Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Jaguars, Visit Jacksonville, The Jaxson Magazine and Career Source of Northeast Florida are joining in Black Restaurant Week, a national celebration of African American, African and Caribbean cuisine. Now through Sunday, Dec. 6, residents are encouraged to enjoy a meal at one or more of Jacksonville’s 200-plus black-owned eateries.
November 25, 2020
Program Will be Available for Residential and Commercial Properties
 
Happy Thanksgiving fall leaves
November 24, 2020
In observance of Thanksgiving, the following City government offices and facilities will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov.  27.
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.
November 23, 2020
JaxParks unveiled 7 Creeks Recreation Area on Friday, November 20th. The area is named for the 7 Creeks that surround it; Bogey Creek, Clapboard Creek, Cedar Point Creek, Edwards Creek, Fitzpatrick Creek, Horseshoe Creek and Pumpkin Hill Creek. Lots of points of entry and there is so much to see and experience with nature!

Click on the link below to watch the press conference that was held at Betz-Tiger Point Preserve.
https://www.facebook.com/CityofJax/videos/846101272808793
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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.
Boats adorned with christmas lights and decorations
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 Logo with URL and Community Impact Day text
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.
Downtown Investment Authority logo
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.
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