A dog looking up from laying on a towel.
July 01, 2021
Independence Day is a holiday characterized by warm weather, barbecues and fireworks. For many people, it is a time to celebrate with family and friends – including the furry ones.
 
A family with their newly adopted pet at the ACPS Shelter
June 30, 2021

Make your 4th of July Sparkle by Adopting a New Pet

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June 22, 2021
Today, Mayor Lenny Curry on behalf of the City of Jacksonville and in partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Jacksonville Field Office announced the 2021 recipients of the inaugural COJ/HUD Public-Philanthropic Initiative Award. This award recognizes excellence in public-philanthropic partnerships that have both transformed the relationship between sectors and led to measurable benefits for low-and moderate-income individuals and families in Jacksonville. As the first city chosen to locally replicate the HUD Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships, Jacksonville is excited to honor three local partnerships that have made significant impact in our community.
mosquito on green leaf
June 21, 2021

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.

JaxParks Summer Camp 2021 Flyer
June 21, 2021
JaxParks makes summertime the best time for youth with a bevy of camp experiences packed with sports, arts, adventure and friends. Now through July, youth ages 6 – 12 can participate in one or more of three two-week sessions available. Keep your kids active and engaged from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with a variety of activities. Extended day also available for an additional fee. Financial assistance is available to qualifying families. For more information, please call (904) 255-7932 or visit the JaxParks website.
JaxParks Summer Night Lights 2021
June 18, 2021

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.

A young girl reading a book off a library shelf
June 16, 2021
Community Meetings at Five Libraries to Be Held June 21 – 29
JaxParks Rec N Roll
June 14, 2021
When school is out, summer fun is in! – Monday is the first day of JaxParks’ annual Rec-n-Roll summer program, an initiative that provides free, supervised, recreational and engaging activities for Jacksonville youth throughout the season to minimize the opportunity for violence and crime. Children ages 6 - 17 are invited to enjoy games, activities, sports and more in a safe place throughout weekdays through July 30. Programs are from 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. No registration required. For more information, contact JaxParks at (904) 255-7900 or visit the JaxParks website.
Photo of WE LOVE THE LIBRARY children's book
June 10, 2021

Nearly 8,000 Backpacks Delivered to Pre-K Classrooms

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