Illustration of children playing outside
June 24, 2019
For younger kids, ages 5-12, JaxParks's Rec N’ Roll program offers opportunities to explore nature, participate in sports, create art and attend field trips. Doors are open at 15 sites from 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, now through August 2, 2019.

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closeup photo of mosquito on persons arm
June 23, 2019
National Mosquito Control Awareness Week (June 23 – 29) 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.
summer night lights date and time info
June 21, 2019
The lights are on after dark at several community centers and pools throughout Jacksonville. Every Friday and Saturday, now through August 3, 2019 teens ages 13-18 can visit 10 JaxParks locations from 6 - 10 p.m. for free food, music, swimming, basketball and more.

For more information, please visit
exterior shot of acps building at 2020 forest street
June 20, 2019
Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) wants to keep pets with their owners using a $50,000 grant from PetSmart Charities®, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America. The money will expand ACPS’ Pet Safety Net Program, a pet retention initiative that provides resources — including supplies, animal behavioral training, funds for medical care and housing solutions — to residents in an effort to decrease the number of animals surrendered to the shelter.
Animal Care Protective Services Building
June 20, 2019
Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) wants to keep pets with their owners using a $50,000 grant from PetSmart Charities®, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America.
jaxparks movie night flyer - uncle drew
June 20, 2019
If you’ve got the time, we’ve got the movie…and the popcorn. Residents are invited to a free presentation of “Uncle Drew” (Rated PG-13) at 4 locations over the next two weekends: 
  • June 21 – Emmett Reed Park, 1093 W. Sixth St., 32209
  • June 22 – Clanzel T. Brown, 4575 Moncrief Road, 32209
  • June 28 – Mary Lena Gibbs, 6974 Wilson Blvd, 32210
  • June 29 – Cuba Hunter, 4380 Bedford Rd, 32208
sanitation worker picks up bagged yard waste
June 19, 2019
Garbage Man Week, June 17 - 24, recognizes the thousands of men and women throughout the nation who affect the health of citizens with a career dedicated to the proper collection and disposal of waste and recyclables.
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June 19, 2019
The ACPS Kitty Hall adoption event was a great success today. 7 kittens found forever homes, including 2 going home with our own WJXT4 Nikki Kimbleton - If you missed the event today, the ACPS is open most nights until 7:00 PM.
young children playing in splash park at jaxparks summer camp
June 17, 2019
From surfing in the Atlantic Ocean to enjoying a Jumbo Shrimp game, JaxParks is making summertime the best time for kids with its fun camp options. 
June 16, 2019
Celebrate Jacksonville's Public Art Week from June 17th through June 23rd with daily events and activities in beautiful Hemming Park, located in the heart of downtown. Join us at lunchtime for hands on arts activities, live music, dance performances and food truck fare; the new Hemming Park Sculpture Garden opens on Thursday, June 20th; there will be free public art tours and a free concert by New Orleans-based funk band Flow Tribe on Saturday, June 22nd. See you in the park!

View the Public Art Week proclamation here.
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