The City of Jacksonville has committed $105.4 million over the next three years to restore McCoys Creek to a natural state and in the process, mitigate the ongoing and chronic flooding on McCoys Creek Boulevard and in the nearby neighborhoods.
Groundwork Jacksonville, a local nonprofit, has partnered with the City to engage residents and community stakeholders on a vision plan and design for McCoys Creek that will reduce flooding, improve water quality, restore and add fish and wildlife habitats and create a more resilient ecosystem.
In addition, the project will provide parks, trails, access to creek and recreation opportunities and other amenities. Bridges on Stockton and King streets will be replaced with new bridges at higher elevations. Bike paths and sidewalks will be added to both bridges.
National Mosquito Control Awareness Week (June 20 – 26) 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.
The lights are on after dark at several community centers throughout Jacksonville. Every Friday and Saturday, now through July 31, teens ages 13 - 17 can visit 5 JaxParks locations from 6 - 10 p.m. for free music, dancing, movies, basketball, painting, game truck and more. Registration is on-site with a picture ID. There is no entry after 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact JaxParks at (904) 255-7900 or visit the JaxParks website.